KISS Tour Dates 10/30/18

Kiss has finally announced the initial North American dates of their hand on the their hearts, absolute, final farewell world tour — dubbed “End Of The Road.” The 44-date North American arena leg kicks off on January 31st at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena and runs through April 13th when the band plays Birmingham, Alabama’s BJCC. Additional dates and territories will soon be announced. The current lineup of Kiss features co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer.

The band issued a joint statement describing the globe trotting trek, which will signal the band’s long goodbye after 45 years together, saying, “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.”

So far there has been no official word on whether co-founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — along with later members Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick — will appear at select shows with the band.

Paul Stanley told us he’s amazed at how quickly the time has flown since the band started: [“It really has gone by in the blink of an eye. It’s staggering to have all the excitement, and the challenges, the victories, the soap operas — everything. And yet it seems, y’know, like the blink of an eye.”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . blink of an eye)

We asked Gene Simmons if the fact that Kiss has now spanned several generations validates the importance of the band: [“Yeah, it does. Y’know, despite the pundits and the peanut gallery and all the people who’ve never achieved anything in their lives and still live in their mother’s basement, and do the ‘bah humbug’ routine; I think they’re missing out on an important point, which is — go out and enjoy life. It’s, like, the Scrooge mentality simply does not work. You can hate Kiss, but you’ll have the time of your life. Come to the show, you’ll love it.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . you’ll love it)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Kiss North American tour dates (subject to change):

January 31 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rogers Arena
February 1 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Moda Center
February 2 – Tacoma, WA -Tacoma Dome
February 4 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
February 7 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
February 8 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
February 9 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
February 12 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
February 13 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
February 15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
February 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
February 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
February 20 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
February 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
February 23 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
February 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake
February 27 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
March 2 – Chicago, IL – United Center
March 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
March 6 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
March 7 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
March 9 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 10 – Moline, IL – Mark of the Quad CiWes
March 12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
March 13 – Detroit, MI – Lible Caesars Arena
March 16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
March 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
March 19 – Montreal, QC – Canada Bell Centre
March 20 – Toronto, ON – Canada Air Canada Centre
March 22 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
March 26 – Boston, MA TD – Garden
March 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
April 2 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
April 3 – Obawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
April 6 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
April 7 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
April 9 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
April 12 – Jacksonville, FL- Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC