LOS ANGELES • The rockers need their farewell “kiss” to be memorable.
Members of Kiss mentioned they had been kicking off a closing concert tour in January as a result of they needed to say goodbye whereas they might nonetheless ship the over-the-top performances that have thrilled audiences over a 45-year profession.
Known for his or her make-up, massive hair and outrageous costumes, Kiss had been among the many greatest acts of the 1970s, popping out of the glam rock period with hits together with Rock And Roll All Nite (1975).
“How pathetic and sad would it be to see the band, and you’ve seen lots of them, (where) you remember their glory days and they’re out there a little bit too long,” mentioned 69-year-old bassist and singer Gene Simmons.
“We have too much pride and self-respect in us and too much love for our fans to not live up to our self-imposed mandate,” he added. “You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world.”
The End Of The Road tour, which can begin on Jan 31 in Vancouver, is anticipated to final two to 3 years.
Guitarist Paul Stanley, 66, mentioned: “I guarantee that the people who come that have never seen us before are going to say: ‘Why did we wait so long?’ Because this is going to be bombastic, explosive, unapologetic and a celebration of everything we’ve done.”