KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY Talks End Of The Road Tour - "The Idea Of Bringing Back Former Members As Present Members Is Ridiculous"
March 6, 2019, 5 months ago
Speaking with the Chicago Tribune, KISS frontman Paul Stanley addressed the fan-fuelled issue of former band members - Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in particular - being invited to reunite with KISS during the current End Of The Road tour. Stanley made it clear that it was never meant to be a reunion tour.
Stanley: "This is a celebration of the history of this band and the success of this band. The line-up is as it is has been seventeen years. Tommy (Thayer) has been with us that long, and Eric (Singer) has been with us 25 years, so the idea of bringing back former members as present members is ridiculous. Certainly, I've always been open to the idea of former members being part of an evening in a one-off form, but it has nothing to do with KISS as an entity. I celebrate the past, but I don't want to live in it."
Read the complete article here.KISS launched the first leg of the End Of The Road World Tour back in January in Vancouver, BC. The next stop is March 6th at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Find the tour itinerary here, and watch pro-shot footage from the tour below: A once in a lifetime concert experience like no band has offered before; the KISS ultimate VIPs are rock and roll royalty at their shows on the End Of The Road World Tour. Ultimate VIP Package Includes: - Private backstage Meet & Greet with KISS - Personal Photo Opportunity with KISS - Watch the whole show from the Pit (no fans have ever had access to the Pit) - Backstage Tour with your personal KISS Concierge including; - Your tour will take you to areas that only the band and limited members of the crew can visit! - Start out by stepping foot on the holy ground that is the KISS stage - Sit on Eric Singer’s drum stool at his drum kit - Stand at Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer’s Microphones - Hold Paul's legendary Cracked mirror guitar. Gene's classic Axe bass and Tommy's signature Epiphone guitar - Visit KISS wardrobe where you can see the bands outfits up close and try on the REAL KISS boots - Along the way we'll visit all areas of the KISS production and you'll meet many members of the crew that keeps the KISS machine going strong - Autographed "End of the Road" Limited Edition Framed Lithograph, specific to your show. -Hand numbered, 1 of 15, and shipped directly to your home - Lifetime Membership for the Official KISS ARMY Fan Club - Exclusive Access to the KISS Army Captain’s Hospitality Lounge including; - VIP Bar with wine, beer and the KISS "End of the Road" Signature Cocktail - Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar - Dedicated VIP entrance - Commemorative KISS Meet & Greet laminate - Access to crowd free merchandise shopping - On Site VIP Host