KISS 2023 Tour Announcement – The End of the Road Tour Schedule
It may not be the “End of the Road” just yet for KISS! The glam metal icons have added more shows to their farewell tour, taking them to 19 major cities. Gene Simmons and co. will kick off on October 29th in Austin, TX, making stops in Los Angeles, CA, Montreal, QC, Chicago, IL, and more before concluding on December 2nd in New York City.
Promoted as “the absolute final shows of their final tour,” these KISS concerts will be remembered for years to come. The rock and roll heroes have put on some of the best performances of their lives since the “End of the Road tour” began in 2018, which is saying a lot for a group that’s been around half a century! Now they’re closing things out with a bang, bringing their best hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite, “Heaven’s On Fire,” and “Detroit Rock City” around the country for the very last time.
“Kiss was born in New York City. On 23rd Street. Half a century ago. It will be a privilege and honor to finish touring at Madison Square Garden, 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started,” the band said about their final two shows in NYC. It’s not the first time they’ve played at the world-famous venue, but it will be the last, which is a bittersweet moment for KISS fans everywhere.
Sure, they’ve hinted at their retirement for quite some time and even embarked on a “farewell” tour over 20 years ago that obviously didn’t stick. But this time is different, as KISS co-founder, vocalist, and guitarist Paul Stanley has made very clear. “We can’t be running around for that much longer in 40 pounds of gear,” he told Rolling Stone a few years back, referring to KISS’s signature costumes and face paint. “There’s nothing maudlin about it. It’s a celebration with our fans around the world.”
“We wanted to raise the bar again as to what a band can do live,” he added. “That’s really what we’ve always done: we’ve always wanted to be the band we never saw. There are a lot of shows out there that have KISS DNA in them because they really weren’t shows of any magnitude before us.” He’s not wrong, as the “KISS effect” helped define an entire generation of masked rock stars. Their shock-rock style shows take pyrotechnics to the next level, with fire-breathing, smoking guitars, musicians shot out of cannons… you name it!
KISS hasn’t slowed down the shock value of their shows over the years, even with the members in their 70s! They’ve more than earned the right to retire after thousands of shows, 100 million albums sold, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they’re ready to go out in style. Will you join them at Madison Square Garden later this year, or at any of their other shows? Get your KISS tickets today!
KISS 2023 Tour Dates
May 25 – 27, 2023 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
October 29, 2023 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
November 1, 2023 – Thousand Palms, CA – Acrisure Arena
November 3, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
November 6, 2023 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
November 8, 2023 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
November 10, 2023 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
November 12, 2023 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
November 13, 2023 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
November 15, 2023 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
November 18, 2023 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
November 19, 2023 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 21, 2023 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
November 22, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
November 24, 2023 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
November 25, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
November 27, 2023 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
November 29, 2023 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
December 1 – 2, 2023 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
KISS tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!