The American rock band Kiss thrilled 30,000 fans in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion with songs and a show that went back over the group's 40 years as an international rock sensation.

Vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons on bass, Tommy Thayer playing guitar and drummer Eric Singer opened the show at 10:00 p.m. with their classic "Detroit Rock City" at the Jockey Club on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital.

With the words "Buenas noches, Paraguay, tonight will really be a night that rocks!" Paul Stanley introduced a true apotheosis of a concert that attracted an audience of all ages including kiddies and thousands who had painted themselves with those well-known Kiss faces.

With "Detroit Rock City" the group set off the musical fireworks that made the Paraguayan "Kiss Army" go crazy from the first chords, with Paul Stanley doing his typical dance and Gene Simmons sticking out his tongue.

Then came "Shout it out loud," "Calling Dr. Love," "Hotter Than Hell," "I Love It Loud," Black Diamond," "Lick It Up" and "I Was Made for Loving You," along with "Hell" and "Halleluja" from their latest disc "Monster". Eighteen numbers in an almost two-hour show that drove the Paraguayan public wild. EFE