Kiss is wrapping things up in 2023 and has now announced their final appearances in the UK. The band's goodbye will take place over the course of six shows in June and July, with the final UK Kiss show happening on July 8 at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow.
"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years," said Kiss of their End Of The Road tour.
"This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in… unapologetic and unstoppable."
6/3 – Plymouth Argyle Home Park
6/5 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
6/6 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
7/5 – London The O2
7/7 – Manchester AO Arena
7/8 – Glasgow OVO Hydro
As for this truly being the end of Kiss, and not some Mötley Crüe or Black Sabbath situation, Gene Simmons said in an interview with the Let There Be Talk podcast that he could see the band potentially continuing on as something else. "Kiss the touring band will stop," he said. "But the touring band. Kiss will continue in other ways. I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.
Simmons then elaborated on how Kiss might continue on in the future, saying there could be future tours where it's different lineups around the world.
"Kiss will continue in ways that even I haven't thought of. But I can conceive of… You know, the Blue Man Group and Phantom Of The Opera tours around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a Kiss show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also semiautobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance. Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while."