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Kiss To Go Off the Deep End For Aussie Shark Show

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By Emily Reily

Kiss Heading Down Under -- Literally

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The long-running rock band Kiss is taking things off-road for once, and this time heading straight into the ocean.

The band is planning a show in Australia to promote the launch of Airbnb Animal Experiences, a program that intends to foster "creating respectful connections with wildlife that promote empathy and respect for the animals themselves."

Shark Watch

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While people go below the water on an " 'Aqua Sub' viewing hull" to observe marine animals like sharks, sea lions, dolphins and others, Kiss will be high and dry performing their hits. Their music will be piped underwater to attract sharks for people to gaze at.

Kiss' Paul Stanley was of course down with the concept, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

“Airbnb approached us with this idea that sounded, quite frankly, a little weird, but we’re used to being approached with things that are a little weird."

“I’ve played for a lot of land sharks. Now I finally get a chance to play for the ocean varieties.”

Music Is Still the Great Communicator

Host Matt Waller says he's been doing this sort of thing for years, with rock music.

“I’ve been helping people have meaningful — and memorable — experiences with great whites for years now, and you really get to see how all the sharks have different personalities. They even like different types of music!”

People Need To Behave At This Show

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While it's a rock concert, Stanley wanted to remind people to act human and treat the wildlife kindly.

"It’s not like going to the zoo. You’re actually experiencing them in their home. If people don’t cooperate, they’ll be treated like chum and thrown to the sharks.”

Get Your Tickets Now

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The show takes place in November and tickets go for $52 each -- not a bad price if you like being really close to sharks while underwater and listening to partially-canned Kiss music.

"We're gonna do something totally crazy and it's gonna be absolutely epic," Waller says.

Tickets are on sale here at 6 p.m. EST and proceeds go to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

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