Kiss Announces “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour, Again

first_imgLast night, on an episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, American rock band Kiss announced their retirement after a 45-year career. After performing their hit “Detroit Rock City” to open the show’s season finale, the band took to the mic to tell their fans that this is going to be their last tour. The current lineup features original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.“It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done,” the band announced from the stage. “People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show.”Watch last night’s performance from America’s Got Talent below:KISS – “Detroit Rock City” [Pro-Shot][Video: America’s Got Talent]While tour dates have yet to be revealed, the band notes that their final shows will be part of a multi-year “End of the Road” world tour. Updates will be added to their website in the coming weeks.After announcing their retirement exclusively on America’s Got Talent, Kiss confirmed the information on social media, writing: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.This is actually the second time that Kiss has called it quits. As Rolling Stone points 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.last_img

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