KISS has signed on to perform at the 23rd Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, a star-studded benefit held to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. The event will take place April 15 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

More than 1,000 celebrities are expected to be on hand for the fundraiser, which also will feature live and silent auctions, as well as a sit-down dinner.

Over the years, the event has raised $46 million for Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, and provides financial support to the medical community to help advance understanding of the disease and aid in its treatment.

“If you have your health it’s easy to take for granted but for all those who need us, need us to care, contribute, make a difference, here is your opportunity with the 23rd Annual Race to Erase MS Gala,” says KISS’ Gene Simmons in a statement. “KISS is honored to perform this year but it’s going to be even better when we come back to play the We Kicked MS’ Ass Party!”

Adds Paul Stanley, “It’s an honor to have KISS be a part of the 23rd Race to Erase MS Gala. Charity work and helping those in need is never an option…It’s everyone’s obligation. And yes, we WILL rock the house.”

For more information about the gala and the charity, visit EraseMS.org.

The benefit is one of just a handful of confirmed performances KISS has lined up in the U.S. this year. Here are the other shows on the band’s schedule:

4/30 — Orlando, FL, Moonstone Festival
7/29 — Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/30 — Minot, ND, North Dakota State Fair
9/30 — Minot, ND, Norsk Hostfest

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