Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have confirmed to Billboard that KISS's "End Of The Road" world tour will be the final chance for fans to see the members of the band don their unique makeup and perform their classic songs.
"One thing for sure is that this is the last tour. What goes beyond that is really hard to say," Stanley said of what will happen to the band beyond the "End Of The Road" dates. "The tour may go three years, but once we play your city, it is done. That is our big thank you."
"We're going to take it nice and slow because we are not like the wonderful bands who wear sneakers and T-shirts and show up with a guitar somewhere," Simmons said. "For us to move anywhere, this is the 600,000-pound gorilla. We can't move without having tractor trailers up the wazoo. We leave a big imprint and that's how we like it."
The North American leg of the "End Of The Road" tour will kick off in late January in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and hit major markets, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Boston, New York and before concluding on April 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
"We shake the heavens, we put on the best show on planet Earth," Simmons told CNN. "Why would you want to do anything less than what lives up to the legend and legacy of KISS?"
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.
According to Pollstar, KISS reported 1,292,121 tickets and a total gross of more than $61.6 million in 2000, when the first farewell tour was in full swing.
KISS came in at No. 79 on the 2016 Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, with a $15.4 million gross and 233,262 tickets on the year.