KISS Announces First ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour Dates

KISS Announces First ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour Dates

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Monday, 29 October 2018
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After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock and 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 30 at 10 a.m. local time through KissOnline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31 at 10 am local time also through KissOnline.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the "End Of The Road" world tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 2 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why it is hands down the most iconic live show in rock and roll. The Rock And 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. Said KISS: "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." "End Of The Road" tour dates: North America Jan. 31 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena Feb. 01 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden 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 ChrisW, 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 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 @ CenturyLink Center Mar. 09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena Mar. 10 - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad CiWes Mar. 12 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center Mar. 13 - Detroit, MI @ Lible Caesars Arena Mar. 16 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena Mar. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena Mar. 19 - Montreal, QC, @ Canada Bell Centre Mar. 20 - Toronto, ON, @ Canada Air Canada Centre Mar. 22 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial 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 - Obawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre Apr. 06 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena Apr. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips 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 Europe May 27 - Leipziger Messe - Leipzig, Germany May 29 - Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria May 31 - Konigsplatz - Munich, Germany Jun. 02 - Georg Meiches Stadium - Essen, Germany Jun. 04 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany Jun. 05 - Expo-Plaza - Hannover, Germany Jun. 07 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden Jun. 11 - Ice Arena - St. Petersburg, Russia Jun. 13 - Dinamon Stadium - Moscow, Russia Jun. 16 - Nsa Stadium - Kiev, Ukraine Jun. 18 - Tauron Arena - Krakow, Poland Jun. 25 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands Jun. 27 - Tons Of Rock - Oslo, Norway Jun. 28 - Trondheim Rocks - Trondheim, Norway Jul. 02 - Ippodromo Snai San Siro - Milan, Italy Jul. 04 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland Jul. 06 - Rennbahn - Iffezheim, Germany Jul. 09 - Birmingham Arena - Birmingham, England Jul. 11 - O2 Arena - London, England Jul. 12 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, England Jul. 14 - Newcastle Arena - Newcastle, England Jul. 16 - Sse Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland As most fans remember, back in 2000 and 2001, KISS already performed a "Farewell Tour". The trek, which was the last to feature both guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, played 142 shows over five legs, covering North America, Japan, and Australia. "Let's put it into perspective and try to at least get a sense of what's different [this time around]," frontman Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone. "The farewell tour took place 19 years ago. The farewell tour was at the end of the time that we had brought back the two original members [guitarist Ace Frehley and Peter Criss] and it was such drudgery and so difficult and so unhappy that it just seemed, like, 'Let's put the horse down.' And after the tour was over, it didn't take me very long to realize I didn't want to say goodbye to the band; I wanted to say goodbye to two members. So that was the differences. We've had 19 years of the band. The band has never been better, happier… But with all that in mind, it's time to think about an end." Although Stanley didn't rule out the possibility of guest appearances by former members, he didn't promise anything either. "I really can't say," Stanley said. "This will be a celebration of KISS and not any individual lineup or any individual members. I wouldn't rule anything out, but it's not the crux of what we're doing… and I'm not being coy either. I don't want to mislead anybody, really that's not something that's been given a lot of thought at this point, the majority of our time has gone into what is the stage going to be, what is the show going to be, and we're actually in the midst of toying with setlists now." Rumors of KISS's final run of live shows gained strength several months ago following the news that the band was attempting to trademark the phrase "The End Of The Road." An application from KISS was filed in February to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which means that the band could use it in connection with "live performances by a musical band." Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Sweden's Expressen newspaper that KISS's next tour will last three years. Calling it the band's "most spectacular tour ever," the bassist/vocalist added that the trek will make stops on "all continents." Photo credit: Jen Rosenstein

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