Rock and Roll Hall of Famers return to the stage Sept 9th
KISS has announced their newly rescheduled dates for their final tour, The End of the Road Tour. The rockers recently postponed five shows due to band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons testing positive for COVID-19. Following a 10-day quarantine, doctors have advised the tour is safely set to resume this Thursday, September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.
Produced by Live Nation, the rest of the tour dates remain unchanged. Rescheduled 2021 tour dates below. The band has worked hard to reschedule postponed show dates to the best of their ability which will be performed in mid October.
Due to routing and availability, the show dates in Hartford, CT, Milwaukee, WI, and Raleigh, NC will be postponed to 2022. All previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be honored for the new dates. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly.
Last month, Simmons shared with us exclusively on The Music Universe Podcast that the band has safety practices in place to ensure the tour continues successfully.
“First of all we’re all gonna keep our staff safe because, you know, there are different laws in different states — and you can’t dictate to the fans, but once you get backstage, every road member, road crew, security, truck drivers, everybody’s gonna get vaccinated and wear masks. And the rest of you have a choice because you live in, ‘Oh so free America.’ There’s a law that says you have to wear a seatbelt and there isn’t a law that you have to wear a mask to protect others in case you infect them? That’s crazy.”
Simmons also confirms the band will not be meeting with fans on the trek due to the virus.
“That’s for the fans as well as us,” Simmons announces. “If one fan infects anyone of us, the entire tour is canceled and the insurance company goes insane and everybody sues each other — just one asshole who didn’t care about you — who cared only about his freedoms. Even as a courtesy when you yawn, you cover your mouth, don’t you? And you’re not willing to wear a mask that might endanger somebody else?”
Following the trek, the group will return to Las Vegas for an exclusive engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, kicking off New Year’s Eve week with performances Wednesday, December 29th, Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st. Additional shows are scheduled for January 19 – February 5, 2022.
KISS 2021 End of the Road Tour Dates:
September 9, 2021 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 10, 2021 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 12, 2021 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
September 17, 2021 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
September 18, 2021 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
September 21, 2021 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
September 22, 2021 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 23, 2021 Sparks, NV Nugget Event Center^
September 25, 2021 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 26, 2021 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 28, 2021 Hidalgo, TX Payne Arena^
September 29, 2021 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
October 1, 2021 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
October 2, 2021 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 5, 2021 Biloxi, MI Mississippi Coast Coliseum
October 6, 2021 Lafayette, LA Lafayette Cajundome
October 8, 2021 West Palm Beach, FL iThink Financial Amphitheatre
October 9, 2021 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 10, 2021 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
October 13, 2021 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake*
October 15, 2021 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre*
October 16, 2021 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
October 17, 2021 Dayton, OH Wright State University Nutter Center*
^ Not a Live Nation Show
* Reschedule Date