About a month ago, the news began to circulate when the legendary KISS performed on the Season Finale of “America’s Got Talent” and just after the live performance clip, Paul Stanley lined out that the band was indeed heading out on the road for a Farewell Tour. Of course, many of my fellow media outlets and I rushed to post the news and when the more Official Press Release came out we had to do so once more. Now, the dates and venues for the “End Of The Road” World Tour are here and you can check out which cities will be your best bet to see them. Read on.
The Press Release:
After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent which sent the internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city would get one final KISS show. 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 presales.
KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30th at 10am local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31st at 10 am local time also through www.kissonline.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the End of the Road World Tour. As such, Citicardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, November 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 2 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Continue reading KISS Announces “End Of The Road World Tour” Venues and Dates→
It was only a short while ago that I posted about the legendary KISS not only performing on the NBC hit show “American’s Got Talent”, but also that they briefed the world about their “The End Of The Road” World Tour”. That posting can be gleaned HERE if you missed it and since the clip of the song is there along with the discourse between Tyra and Paul Stanley, you’ll want to click that link. Now the Official Press has hit the mailbox and since I never mind more KISS content here on PiercingMetal, have culled this together along with a number of the photos they provided. Check it out.
The Press Release:
After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced exclusively on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight that they are hanging up their 9-inch tall touring boots. The news was delivered in trademark larger-than-life KISS style with a blistering performance of “Detroit Rock City”, proving why the band is known as one of the most iconic live performances that simply can’t be missed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have toured to nearly every city on the planet and played every venue imaginable. Having played for Kings & Queens, for U.S. veterans, and for millions of devoted KISS Army fans, they will play their final shows as part of the multi-year END OF THE ROAD WORLD TOUR. Dates have yet to be announced but KISSonline.com will have all the updates in the weeks to come.
Just a short time ago this evening, the legendary Hard Rock group KISS, opened up the festivities for the “America’s Got Talent” Season Finale where one lucky performer will win a 1 million dollar prize and receive a headlining show in Las Vegas. The band would perform their hit “Detroit Rock City” and introduce the shows host Tyra Banks. She would in turn bring on the shows hosts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.
It’s been a general rule of mine that when I am posting about a run of tour dates here on PiercingMetal.com that the shows must have a listing in our music metropolis or at least a couple that can be reached by some form of transportation from here. Now while this is more of the standard, I do break the rule but its my website so I only have myself to scold and when I saw this going by in my Facebook Feed I just had to share it with you all. Check it out, as the legendary Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley are pairing up and doing several co-headlining shows in Australia.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ve probably heard about Gene Simmons doing these “Vault” appearances for a lifelong comprehensive boxed set of his career that actually comes in a vault. If this is new information to you just click HERE to learn about it. To my knowledge Gene’s brought Ace out at some of these appearances and they’ve performed together at each others solo concerts over the last few months so the co-headlining dates make perfect sense to me. Now, my only gripe is that this is NOT happening in the USA and of course NYC where it would be a guaranteed sellout of a show. Come on gentlemen, let’s get something on the books. I’ve seen some of Simmons set lists on Setlist.fm and he is doing some deep cuts. I feel that its a given that the pair will be teaming up during each others set to deliver some KISS classics. I’ll close up now since its late and I’ve had a tiring day but as I wonder who I know in Australia that I can crash with for a few days, I also wonder what you readers think about this run of dates. Are you near enough to attend or far away and looking for a journey? Chime in down below as we love when you do that.
It seems as though the “Hottest Band In The World” that is KISS have announced three European tour dates which will all take place in Spain. There wasn’t much more to the overall announcement so I’ve just pasted the dates for you down below. Should any additional appearances get revealed I will edit this posting to keep you all in the loop. Check them out.
The Limited Tour Dates:
7/07: Barcelona Rock Fest @ Barcelona, Spain
7/08: Wizink Centre @ Madrid, Spain
7/12: Plaza de Toros @ Cordoba, Spain
7/14: Ressurection Festival @ Vivero, Spain
VIP Tickets and meet and greet packages are also available to purchase from the bands website linked below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this one since this is for some European dates but I do hope we get an announcement about some US Touring soon. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen KISS in action and its something that I still enjoy very much. Are you in Spain and reading about these few dates? Will you be in attendance? Let us know in the comments section down below.