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Gene Simmons Sings "Star Spangled Banner" at Dodgers Game

Image courtesy of Brian Lowe (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Brian Lowe (via ABC News Radio)

It's no secret that  KISS  supports the efforts of the U.S. armed forces so it was only fitting that when  Gene Simmons  was asked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a Los Angeles Dodgers game, he shared the spotlight with some USO members.

Before Monday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, Simmons performed an a capella version of the national anthem with five USO singers, harmonizing and throwing heavy-metal devil horns at the end of the song. 

KISS and Simmons have long been vocal in their support for the troops. KISS recently announced that their 2014 tour crew -- like their 2012 tour crew -- would  include two specially-recruited veterans . The band has also  played special free concerts  for armed forces members and their families.

KISS begins a co-headlining tour with  Def Leppard  next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are the tour dates:

6/23 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheater
6/25 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/27 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sleep Country Amphitheater
6/29 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater
7/2 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
7/3 -- Wheatland, CA, Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
7/5 -- Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/6 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/8 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
7/9 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 -- Austin, TX, austin360 Amphitheater
7/13 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/15 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/16 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
7/18 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
7/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
7/22 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheater
7/23 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
7/25 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/2 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
8/3 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/8 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 -- Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 -- Hartford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
8/12 -- Toronto, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 -- East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theater
8/16 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
8/20 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
8/23 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/28 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/29 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
8/31 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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