Additional cities to be announced
Kiss is expanding its The End of the Road Tour with 100 cities set to be announced for 2023. Co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons tells Chaoszine that he’s not sure when the group’s final global trek will end.
“We don’t know. We’ve never retired before. This is our first time. So it’s like painting a painting or like writing a book. When somebody says, ‘When is it going to be finished?’ You’re in the middle of it. You don’t know, but you know it’s going to finish. The tour is going so well and the band is so strong,” Simmons shares. “Every night is a really solid show. The crew is happy, everybody’s happy, so we’ve decided to add another 100 cities before we stop So I don’t know how long that’s going to take.”
The tour was officially set to close on July 21, 2021 with a New York City stop, but was delayed due to the pandemic. The group finally returned to the road last fall which included several postponements due to Simmons, frontman Paul Stanley and various crew members contracting COVID.
Simmons says the group is also launching another Kiss Kruise later this year, due to fan demand.
“We were only going to do one cruise because usually, we only do one Kiss cruise a year, but it’s sold out right away and the fans demanded another one, so we’re doing a second cruise right after the first cruise,” he says. “One will go from Miami, and then the next one goes right away from Los Angeles. So every day, we’re adding more stuff, and everybody’s happy. The fans are happy.”
Kiss Kruise XI sets sail from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico aboard Norwegian Jewel for two weeks of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas set from October 24-29 and October 29-November 3. Both Kiss Kruise XI adventures will feature very special live shows from Kiss, including an unmasked pool deck performance for all members of the Kiss Navy and a masked electric show inside Norwegian Jewel’s intimate Stardust Theater.
Simmons just opened a Kiss Museum at the Rio in Las Vegas. The Demon has expanded the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf by 2,000 square feet to accommodate his private collection which features thousands of items, giving fans a look at the 50 year career of the classic band.