You wanted the best, you got the best! For years, rock icons Kiss have introduced their shows with these words. But not for much longer.
Kiss, famous for hits such as “I Was Made for Loving You” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” have announced their final ever world tour. The End of the Road world tour will bring them to Australia in November 2019.
The down under tour will kick off at Perth's RAC Arena on November 16, before heading to Adelaide's Coopers Stadium (November 19), Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena (November 21 and 22), the Supercars Newcastle 500 (November 23), Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena (November 26), and finally Brisbane's Entertainment Centre (November 28).
Of course, fans could be forgiven for being a little sceptical this really is the band’s final tour. The original lineup, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons (the guy with the long tongue), Peter Criss and Ace Frehley reformed for a farewell tour in 2001.
Recently, Simmons toured Australia, backed by other musicians and supported by Frehley. Both rockers performed without their trademark Kiss makeup.
The band’s current lineup consists of Simmons, Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. In a statement about next year’s tour, the band said: “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.”
Tickets for Kiss’ End of the Road tour go on sale 10 am, November 12 through Ticketek. Ticket prices range from $99 to VIP meet- an-greet packages for more than $1500.