Tommy Thayer has confirmed to Russia's TASS that KISS's upcoming "End Of The Road" tour will indeed be the band's last.
"Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and myself, we decided that while the band is still very good and we are doing the best shows, we have been doing… in the history of the band, that we wanted to go out when we're in top form and do a final tour," the guitarist explained.
Fans who doubt that KISS truly intends to retire upon the tour's completion will be proven wrong, Thayer said. "It is not a gimmick; it is legitimate," he insisted. "This will be the final tour of KISS. The shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg will be the last KISS is going to play there."
As for Tommy's plans for after the tour ends, he said: "I am younger than the other guys… maybe I will still be involved with KISS in a different way."
Thayer plans to take part in other projects. "It will probably be something which is associated with music or the entertainment business for sure," he said.
In September, KISS announced its "End Of The Road" farewell tour on NBC's "America's Got Talent", and a month later, the band revealed the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were announced simultaneously.
The first North American leg of "End Of The Road" will launch January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena and will hit an additional 43 cities.