To say the KISS ‘End of the Road’ Tour has been an epic event isn’t even giving it enough credit. KISS initially announced the tour’s final leg almost three years ago, but show after show has come and gone in the time between then and now. The band is about to roll through a list of shows in South America and Europe before heading back to North America for what is being touted as the very final, final leg of their final tour.
The first show back on US soil is on Sunday, October 29, at Moody Center ATX in the music mecca of Austin, Texas. Further shows include US venues like the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. There are also several Canadian dates in venues such as Rogers Place in Edmonton and Centre Bell in Montreal. The tour closes with back-to-back dates at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2.
Check out a full list of dates and venues at the end of this post.
New York is the right place for KISS to go out. The band was formed on 23rd street almost half a century ago, and MSG is ten blocks or so from the genesis of the ground. The “final” tour has become something of a running joke with glam metal bands because of the length of such road events, but to be fair to KISS, their original closeout date of July 17, 2021, at MSG was forced to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the havoc left in its wake.
Expect the veteran rockers to don their 40 pounds of gear and belt out all the classics in the various venues one final time. Songs like “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Heaven’s on Fire,” and “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” are singalong anthems. Please make time to hit up this tour, as it is the last time you can see the band live.