KISS ANNOUNCE FIRST ‘END OF THE ROAD’ FAREWELL TOUR DATES
via ultimateclassicrock.com: KORY GROW February 2, 2019
Kiss have announced the first 44 dates of their farewell tour, titled the End of the Road and expected to run for three years. The veteran band will start the run on Jan. 31, 2019, in Vancouver and end it on April 13 in Birmingham, Ala.
You can see the full list of dates below.
Tickets go on general sale on Nov. 2 at 10AM local time. Kiss Army fan club presales begin at the same time on Oct. 31, with meet-and-greet experiences becoming available for purchase on Oct. 30.
“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,” Kiss said in a statement accompanying the dates. “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.”
Speculation that the band was bringing its career to a close increased when it filed an application to trademark the phrase “the end of the road” in March. Frontman Paul Stanley later explained that he wanted to be sure the title was available to them when they decided it was needed. In another interview, he said Kiss were planning “the biggest tour we’ve ever done” for 2019. Last month they confirmed the roadshow’s farewell status during an appearance on America’s Got Talent.
Gene Simmons recently said he couldn’t confirm or deny whether any or all surviving former members could take part in the tour in some way, saying only that it had been discussed, and that he wouldn’t allow anyone to appear in the stage makeup they’d previously used.
On the same subject, Stanley noted, "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.”
He also recently seemed to rule out the chance of any new music being released. "I think everything we’ve done so far speaks volumes, and it’s enough of a legacy," he noted.
The tour will begin 19 years after Kiss staged their first farewell trip.
KISS, The End of the Road Farewell Tour –
First North American Dates
Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Feb. 1 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Moda Center
Feb. 2 – Tacoma, WA @Tacoma Dome
Feb. 4 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Feb. 7 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 8 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Feb. 9 – 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. 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Mar. 2 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Mar. 6 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar. 7 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Mar. 9 – 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. 2 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Apr. 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Apr. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Apr. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Apr. 9 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 11 – Tampa, FL@ Amalie Arena
Apr. 12 – Jacksonville, FL@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC