After an epic 45 year career KISS announced they are hanging up their 9-inch tall rock boots during”America’s Got Talent” last Wednesday. The news was delivered in larger-than-life KISS style with a rocking performance of “Detroit Rock City” during the final of the television show.
Along with the ‘End Of The Road’ tour announcement, KISS also stated “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,”
The hard rocking band who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have toured to nearly every city on the planet and played every venue imaginable tried a “Farewell Tour” back just before the turn of the 21st century.
Long time KISS fans will remember the original lineups farewell tour nearly 20 years ago featuring Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and of course Gene Simmons. During the final “Farewell” show in North Charleston, South Carolina October 2000, Peter Criss had basically left the band. This wasn’t made public at the time. His reunion contract had expired and the group and Criss were unable to come to terms for him continuing with the band for the Japan–Australian leg of the tour. He was replaced by Eric Singer.
So will truly be the ‘End Of The Road’ for KISS? Maybe the band should have the last word”
LET ME GO, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL