Legendary Rockers KISS Announce Final Ever Tour

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Goodbye KISS as Farewell Tour Announced

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by Victoria Holdsworth

For four decades they were made for loving you baby, have rock ‘n’ rolled all night, been dressed to kill and even asked us to lick it up, but now KISS have announced the first 44 dates of their farewell tour, titled ‘The End of the Road – and it will run for the next three years.

kiss end of the road tour preview bandSpeculation that the band was bringing its career to a close increased when it filed an application to trademark the phrase “the end of the road” in March. Frontman Paul Stanley later explained that he wanted to be sure the title was available to them when they decided it was needed. In another interview, he said KISS were planning “the biggest tour we’ve ever done” for 2019. Last month they confirmed the roadshow’s farewell status during an appearance on America’s Got Talent.

“Explosive”

The tour will begin 19 years after the band staged their first farewell trip.

KISS frontman Paul Stanley says the band’s farewell tour could include former members performing onstage. He did not single out anyone by name, but living ex-members are guitarists Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick, and drummer Peter Criss.

With UK dates including Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, any lover of rock ‘n’ roll would have to be insane to miss the dates. “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show,” said Paul Stanley.

Gene Simmons added: “KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… unapologetic and unstoppable.”

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“One last time”

KISS last played the UK in May 2017 when they took in arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham and London.

The multi-year ‘End of the Road World Tour’ will see the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, who have shifted over 100million albums in their 45-year career to date, bow out in style. As Paul Stanley explains: “This time out is far beyond what we have done before, not just because of technology. It is because of the meaning of this tour is so, so great because we have been an indelible part of people’s lives, but guess what? People have been an indelible part of our lives. A thank you is in order, but also one last time to live up to what everybody says we have been and what we are.”

Yes, God gave rock and roll to them – and KISS are ready to share it for one last time.

For full tour info visit: kissonline.com
images: Jen Rosenstein

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