KISS showed once again that they don’t just have stars and stripes painted on their faces — but on their hearts too.
Before their encore Saturday night (Sept. 30) at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, the classic rock band requested the audience join them in a display of U.S. patriotism by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
“It’s always cool to love your country,” frontman Paul Stanley said, according to a report.
Unsurprisingly, fan response was divided. One supporter tweeted, “KISS just stopped their concert to take a moment to thank the veterans and say the pledge of allegiance. Pretty damn cool.”
While another wrote, “KISS made everyone do the pledge of allegiance before they would do an encore. That was the least rock and roll thing I’ve ever seen.”
This isn’t the first time the classic rockers took time to honor Old Glory.
In Sugar Land, Texas, last week, fans also recited the pledge, as video shared online appears to show most in the crowd, with hands over their hearts, complying with the request. Afterward, Stanley exclaims, “God bless America! God bless our troops!” Watch video below.
A year ago on their Freedom to Rock Tour, the band criticized NFL star Colin Kaepernick for not standing while the national anthem was played before the start of games.