KISS On End Of The Road Costumes - "These Are New Outfits That We Took A Long Time To Craft"

October 29, 2018, 20 days ago

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KISS On End Of The Road Costumes - "These Are New Outfits That We Took A Long Time To Craft"

After an unparalled 45 year career, KISS will launch their final tour ever beginning in January 2019, appropriately named, End Of The Road.

“This time out is far beyond what we have done before, not just because of technology. It is because the meaning of this tour is so, so great because we have been an indelible part of people’s lives, but guess what -- people have been an indelible part of our lives,” KISS vocalist / guitarist Paul Stanley tells Billboard columnist Taylor Mims. “A thank you is in order, but also one last time to live up to what everybody says we have been and what we are.”

The band promises bigger than ever stage theatrics, technology and brand-new attire. Bassist / vocalist Gene Simmons explains that each member has designed new outfits for the tour, put together and embellished with that signature KISS flair, including nine-inch platform boots.

“These are new outfits that we took a long time to craft. All of us design our own stuff. At the end of the day we are fully complete by ourselves. We’re not only in KISS, we’re fans of the band. I’m on stage with these guys. I look across the stage, and wow. We’re the greatest band on earth.”

And “For all the audience saying, ‘Will you play a deep cut?’ Why? We have ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Rock And Roll All Night’, ‘Shout Out Loud’, ‘Firehouse’, ‘Hotter Than Hell’, and the list goes on and on,” says Stanley. “There isn’t room for some obscure song. Songs that are obscure are obscure for a reason.”

Stanley adds, “And if we’re going to please a handful of diehards, the real crazy diehards and have 20,000 other people go ‘What’s that?’ or “Let’s go out and get a Coke’ then we are failing the masses. We wouldn’t do that.”

Read the complete Billboard interview at this location.

The band announced today the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were also announced simultaneously today. Tour itinerary detailed below; KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan pre-sales.

KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30th at 10 AM, local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31st at 10 am local time also through kissonline.com. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 2nd at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

"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," said KISS.

Tour dates:

January
31 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena

February
1 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
2 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
4 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
7 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
9 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
12 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
13 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
15 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
19 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center
20 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
22 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
23 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
26 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
27 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

March
1 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
2 - Chicago, IL - United Center
4 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
6 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
7 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha
9 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
10 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
12 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
13 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
16 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
17 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
19 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
20 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
22 - Long Island, NY - NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum
23 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
26 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
27 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
30 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena

April
2 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
3 - Ottawa, ON - Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
6 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
7 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
9 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
11 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
12 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
13 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC

May
27 - Leipziger Messe - Leipzig, Germany
29 - Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria
31 - Konigsplatz - Munich, Germany

June
4 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany
5 - Expo-Plaza - Hannover, Germany
7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Norje, Sweden
11 - Ice Arena - St. Petersburg, Russia
13 - Dinamon Stadium - Moscow, Russia
16 - NSA Stadium - Kiev, Ukraine
18 - Tauron Arena - Krakow, Poland
25 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 - Tons of Rock - Oslo, Norway
28 - Trondheim Rocks - Trondheim, Norway

July
2 - Ippodromo SNAI San Siro - Milan, Italy
4 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland
6 - Rennbahn - Iffezheim, Germany
9 - Birmingham Arena - Birmingham, England
11 - O2 Arena - London, England
12 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, England
14 - Newcastle Arena - Newcastle, England
16 - SSE Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland

(Photo - Jen Rosenstein)

 



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