Friday, February 1, 2019

VIDEO: KISS launch End Of The Road farewell tour in Vancouver

KISS launched their End Of The Road farewell tour in Vancouver, BC on January 31, and video from the show has surfaced online.

The Vancouver Sun reports the classic rock outfit opened the first show of the multi-year tour with a trio of tunes that included “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud” and “Deuce” embellished with as much pyrotechnics as other bands might use for an entire concert.

“Almost five decades later, dressing up in greasepaint, spectacular platform boots, liberal drawings of leather and adopting those globally branded stage characters still says rock and roll all night,” writes reviewer Stuart Derdeyn. “KISS is dependable like a Big Mac. The band is still breathing fire, putting the drummer up on a riser for an extended drum solo and all the other staples of its live performance established in 1974. Rather than seeming ridiculously dated, it’s like musical comfort food.”

KISS delivered a 20-song set that included 13 tracks from their 70s heyday and another four from the 80s, ending with their signature 1975 tune, “Rock And Roll All Nite.”

The opening North American leg of the tour will run into mid-April, before hitting Mexico and a two-month run of Europe starting in May.

See also:

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KISS announce rare Los Angeles club show
KISS to release greatest hits collection KISSWORLD
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