Sunday, November 3, 2019

KISS reveal final farewell concert date

KISS have revealed the date of their final farewell concert.

"We've been on the 'End Of The Road' tour, and people have said, 'When is the last show?'" frontman Paul Stanley told the crowd on KISS Kruise IX, as seen in a new video shared by the band. "So, we're here to tell you that the end of the road comes to an end on July 17, 2021 in New York City."

KISS launched the planned multi-year series in Vancouver, BC in late January as part of the first North American leg, following which they performed across Europe in late spring/early summer before playing more dates in North America into the fall.

The band will resume the trek with shows in Australia and New Zealand starting in Perth on November 16.

KISS was co-founded in New York City in January of 1973 by Stanley and Gene Simmons from the ashes of the pair’s previous band, Wicked Lester; the group’s original lineup – which also featured guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss – were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.

The current KISS lineup sees guitarist Tommy Thayer perform using Frehley’s spaceman makeup and stage gear while longtime drummer Eric Singer appears in Criss’ cat makeup and stage persona.

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