KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke to KLAS-TV about the band's recent announcement that it will embark on its "farewell" tour, dubbed "One Last Kiss: End Of The Road World Tour", in 2019.
"It's going on 50 years, and we get along great, the band's never been happier, but maybe that's the time, when it still good, to start a farewell," he said (see video below). "This is the ultimate show — we're doing the biggest KISS show ever — so the people who know what to expect will come and get what they expect, but people who have never seen us will be blown away."
As for whether fans can expect to see any surprises or new music during the upcoming trek, Stanley said: "Honestly, people wanna hear the classics, and more bombs, more firepower, more effects. This is really the ultimate KISS show."
As most fans remember, back in 2000 and 2001, KISS already performed a "Farewell Tour". The trek played 142 shows over five legs, covering North America, Japan, and Australia and was the final tour with the original lineup of Stanley, Gene Simmons (bass, vocals), Peter Criss (drums) and Ace Frehley (guitar). But the band returned in 2003 for a co-headlining tour with AEROSMITH and has remained steady road warriors.
KISS's current lineup includes Stanley, Simmons, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.
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."