KISS Extends ‘End of the Road’ Tour

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KISS have revealed plenty of new U.S. dates as well as shows in Australia and New Zealand, as part of their End of the World tour. The November 26 announcement follows the Oct. 26 news of the first set of dates. The newly announced U.S. dates begin Aug. 6.

KISS Army presale for the new shows begins Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. local time and general onsale begins Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets 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 the Oct. 26 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 09 – Helsinki, Finland – Rockfest
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 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks Festival, Eden Arena
Jun 23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Fesival
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

Aug 06 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Aug 08 – Charleston, NC – North Charleston Coliseum
Aug 10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 11 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Aug 16 – Monreal, QC – Bell Centre
Aug 17 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Aug 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center
Aug 21 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug 23 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
Aug 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
Aug 27 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheatre
Aug 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sep 01 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 03 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Sep 05 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Sep 07 – Bossier City, LA – Centurylink Center
Sep 08 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sep 09 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sep 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
Sep 12 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Sep 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
Sep 16 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

Nov 16 – Perth, WA – RAC Arena
Nov 19 – Adelaide, SA – Coopers Stadium
Nov 21 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Nov 22 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Nov 23 – Newcastle, NSW – Supercars Newcastle 500
Nov 26 – Sydney, NSW – Qudos Bank Arena
Nov 28 – Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Ent. Centre
Dec 03 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

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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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