KISS Reveals ‘End of the Road’ Tour Dates

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After a 45-year career, KISS announced exclusively on NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Sept. 19 that they will retire after their next tour. The news was delivered with a performance of “Detroit Rock City.” On October 29, the band announced the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation, followed by Europe.

Tickets are on sale here and here. See the dates below.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, who have sold more than 100 million albums, have toured worldwide, performing in countless venues.  They will now play their final shows as part of the multi-year End of the Road World Tour.

In a statement, the band said, “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 group—which featured bassist Gene Simmons, guitarists Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss in its classic lineup—emerged from an early 1970s New York City rock outfit called Wicked Lester in which Simmons and Stanley played. That band recorded an unreleased album for Epic Records. The two musicians then decided to retool their sound in a harder direction, come up with an image that took the makeup and stage outfits of the New York Dolls even further, and develop a theatrical stage show that went beyond the outrageous performances of Alice Cooper.

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Criss was found via a musicians’ classified ad in a New York metro area music publication. Frehley was hired after a successful audition. The name KISS came after Criss mentioned that he had formerly played in a band called Lips. Television executive Bill Aucoin first saw the nascent act perform in 1973, and that October he offered to become their manager. The band said they’d sign with him if he got them a record deal within two weeks. On November 1, KISS became the first act signed to Casablanca Records, the label started by former Buddha Records executive Neil Bogart.

Watch a preview of the “End of the Road” tour

Kiss “End of the Road” 2019 Tour Dates

Jan 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Feb 01 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Feb 02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Feb 04 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Feb 07 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Feb 08 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Feb 09 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Feb 12 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Feb 13 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Feb 15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Feb 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
Feb 20 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Feb 23 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Feb 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb 27 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Mar 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mar 02 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar 06 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar 07 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
Mar 09 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Mar 10 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
Mar 12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Mar 13 – Detroit, MI – Litle Caesars Arena
Mar 16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Mar 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mar 20 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Mar 22 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum
Mar 23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Mar 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mar 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Apr 02 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Apr 03 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Apr 06 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Apr 07 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Apr 09 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Apr 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Apr 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr 13 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC

May 27 – Leipzig, Germany – Leipziger Messe
May 29 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
May 31 – Munich, Germany – Konigsplatz
Jun 02 – Essen, Germany – Georg Meiches Stadium
Jun 04 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbuhne
Jun 05 – Hanover, Germany – Expo-Plaza
Jun 07 – Norje, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 11 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Arena
Jun 13 – Moscow, Russia – Dinamon Stadium
Jun 16 – Kiev, Ukraine – NSA Stadium
Jun 18 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Jun 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jun 27 – Oslo, Norway – Tons of Rock
Jun 28 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
Jul 02 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
Jul 04 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Jul 06 – Iffezheim, Germany – Rennbahn
Jul 09 – Birmingham, U.K. – Birmingham Arena
Jul 11 – London, U.K. – O2 Arena
Jul 12 – Manchester, U.K. – Manchester Arena
Jul 14 – Newcastle, U.K. – Newcastle Arena
Jul 16 – Glasgow, U.K. – SSE Hydro

Watch an early live performance clip from KISS

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  1. Ratbone
    #1 Ratbone 21 September, 2018, 15:27

    I just can’t believe a no talent band could make a career out of make up and no talent!

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    • Willymccbae
      Willymccbae 24 September, 2018, 13:56

      No talent, huh? Sold 100 million albums more than you have. Must have done something right.

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    • Marky
      Marky 28 October, 2018, 20:33

      Acually they have a lot of talent. Just listen to the baseline and guitar work and vocals on sure know something. Because you sir know nothing.

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