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Oshawa Is Crazy About KISS
From: Durham Region

The rock band KISS is scouting for locations as part of plans for a North American tour and Robert Lutczyk, an Oshawa City Councillor, says Oshawa residents should get online and vote at

OSHAWA -- Do you love KISS?

Well, you can prove it on Sunday at the Oshawa Centre. There will be a kiosk set from noon to 5 p.m. to spread the word about Oshawa's efforts to have the legendary band play a concert here at the General Motors Centre.

To show that Oshawa is behind an Internet voting contest, people can visit the booth where there will be face painting, KISS memorabilia, free draws for a T-shirts and ballots to win a Gene Simmons Wii guitar skin.

The possibility of 70's rock band KISS playing a show in Oshawa is becoming more of a reality by the minute.

The votes for Oshawa keep rockin' and rollin' into the social-networking site Eventful, pushing the city to second place in the standings with 9,796 votes shortly before noon on Saturday. Winnipeg is in No.1 spot with 10,466 votes and Sault Ste. Marie is third with 8,758 votes.

KISS is mapping out its upcoming North American tour by choosing cities to play in based on votes. Fans are able to vote for their hometown to be one of the band's tour stops by entering their e-mail address and city information on the website, and Oshawa is proving powerful.

"We just need to get the votes," said GM centre marketing manager Cortney Ager.

"In one day, we climbed from 40th to like eighth. We can get to No. 1."

Fans can cast their votes at