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Kiss Announces “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour Dates

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Kiss has officially announced the first leg of their “End of the Road World Tour”, which they say will be their last ever. The band’s current lineup features original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. After a 45-year career, the band’s initial retirement announcement was made on an episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent after performing their hit “Detroit Rock City” to open the show’s season finale.

The first leg of Kiss’s “End of the Road World Tour” will span from January 31st through July 16th, 2019 across two continents, with stops in North America, the U.K., Europe, and Russia. The original announcement stated that their final shows will be part of a multi-year “End of the Road” world tour, so stay tuned for more announcements. Pre-sale tickets will open up tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time, with a general on-sale this Friday, November 2nd. Head to the band’s website for more information.

Kiss expressed in a press statement:

All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. 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.

Don’t forget, though, that this is actually the second time that Kiss has called it quits. The band had their first “farewell tour” in 2000 and 2001. As Rolling Stone previously pointed out, bassist Gene Simmons said in 2000, “There just aren’t any more mountains to climb. We want to go out in style with the people that put us here, the fans.” While band members returned to the road a mere two years later under the Kiss moniker, that was the final tour that featured all four original members.

In 2002, guitarist Paul Stanley said: “People change their minds, and in this case that goes along with being a living, thinking person. What one says one day with total commitment may at another time turn out not to be so. Am I doing this for the money or the fans? Both, and let’s not forget I’m doing this for me.”

The four original members, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, appeared together in 2014 for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though they did not perform together.

However, Stanley seems to think a real reunion is not out of the question. As Consequence of Sound reminds us, Stanley recently said, “This will be a celebration of KISS and not any individual lineup or any individual members. I wouldn’t rule anything out.”

For more information on the upcoming “End of the Road World Tour”, head to Kiss’s official website.

KISS 2019 Tour Dates:

01/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
02/01 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
02/02 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
02/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
02/07 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
02/08 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Arena
02/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
02/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
02/13 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
02/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
02/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/19 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
02/21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
02/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
02/23 – Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
02/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
02/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
03/06 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
03/07 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
03/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
03/10 – Moline, IL @ Taxslayer Center
03/12 – Louisville, KY @ KFC! Yum Center
03/13 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
03/16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
03/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/22 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
03/23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
03/26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
04/02 – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron
04/03 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
04/06 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
04/09 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
04/11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
04/12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
04/13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
05/27 – Leipzig, DE @ Leipziger Messe
05/29 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
05/31 – Munich, DE @ Konigsplatz
06/02 – Essen, DE @ Georg Meiches Stadium
06/04 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne
06/05 – Hannover, DE @ Exo-plaza
06/07 – Norje, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/11 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Arena
06/13 – Moscow, RU @ Dinamon Stadium
06/16 – Keiv, UA @ NSA Stadum
06/18 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
06/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
06/27 – Oslo, NO @ Tons of Rock
06/28 – Trondheim, NO @ Trondheim Rocks
07/02 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo Snai San Siro
07/04 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
07/06 – Iffezheim, DE @ Reenbahn
07/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena
07/11 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
07/12 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
07/14 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Arena
07/16 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro

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