The Beginning of the End: KISS Adds 4 Dates to Farewell Tour

Iconic rock showmen KISS added four more stops on the ‘End of the Road’ tour.

The newly-announced quartet of shows on the Live Nation-produced trek across the U.S. and Canada will actually open the North American leg of the pyro and make-up loving band’s final tour.

Appropriately, the tour now begins in Detroit Rock City at Little Caesars Arena October 20. That’s followed by Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena October 23, St. Louis’ Enterprise Center October 25 and Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth October 27. The previously announced dates begin October 29 at Austin’s Moody Center and wrap with back-to-back nights at Madison Square Garden December 1 and 2.

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VERONA, ITALY – JULY 11: Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer of KISS perform at Arena di Verona on July 11, 2022 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images)

KISS first announced their retirement in 2000, but insist this really is the end of their 50-year career. Indeed, those final MSG shows were first scheduled for July 2021.

The band appeared on the cover of Pollstar in 2020 to share their thoughts on retirement. Gene Simmons, at 70 years old, knew that he wanted to go out on top. And while the farewell tour has stretched on endlessly, their agent, CAA’s Mitch Rose, explained to Pollstar that the multi-year farewell tour was because they wanted to hit every market.

“I think the interesting thing about farewell tours is people see they are still on the road two years later since there’s a lot of cities in the world and you can’t do them in one year,” he said in 2020.

KISS Army members have access to presale tickets for the four new dates starting April 3 at 10 a.m. local time. Additional presales will be made throughout the week, with general onsale starting April 7 at 10 a.m. local time.