“They look like face painted spacemen?”
That’s how my youngest described KISS when I told her I was heading to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to watch what we’ve reliably been informed is the final KISS tour.
On the road intermittently for 46 years, KISS bid farewell to their legions of fans – or “Army” as they call themselves with one last World Tour. For nearly half a century Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have been fronting the band. Now in their 70’s, Stanley and Simmons, with the addition of Tommy Thayer (lead guitar and vocals), and Eric Singer (drums and vocals) have decided to go out with a bang.
Famous for their high octane live performances – their age hasn’t dampened the fire breathing, blood-spitting, rocket shooting, levitating drum kits or pyrotechnics.
With classics like Detroit Rock City, Rock, Roll All Nite and the close-your-eyes-sing-a-long God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You, the world’s going to miss these face painted spacemen!
The KISS End of the Road tour is ongoing and will end on December 3 2019 in New Zealand.