In November, KISS‘ Gene Simmons told Page Six that the band had added “another 100 cities” to their End of the Road farewell tour and also claimed to know “the last day and date” of the tour, which has been ongoing since 2019. Well, all that is news to KISS’ Paul Stanley, who tells ABC Audio that both of Gene’s assertions are false.
“I love Gene to death. He’s my brother. We’ve been together forever,” Stanley said when asked about Simmons’ comments. “[But] if you put a microphone in front of him or a camera, there’s no telling what he’s going to say. Do we know the date of the last show? No. Are we adding 100 shows? Um, I don’t plan on being there.”
Paul does acknowledge, however, that the End of the Road has gone on longer than he expected due to fan demand and will be continuing. He also reveals that he knows where it will end, if not when.
“There is an end. And certainly I can say the end will be New York City, where it began,” Stanley notes. “[This is] the end of the road, yes, but they keep paving the road!”
He adds, “We’re going further … [but] to say we booked 100 shows or we know the exact date … Gene and I tend to know what the lay of the land is, and at this point, I’m scratching my head. Because I was like, “Really? Tell me!”
Currently, the End of the Road tour is set to resume April 15 at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Bogotá, Colombia, and is mapped out through a July 15 show in Norway.
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