Kiss Set For Final UK Performances This June
Kiss has announced the band’s final UK gigs for this June as part of their ongoing “End Of The Road” tour. Five of the six of the dates will take place in major hubs in Britain — with the tour wrapping in Glasgow, Scotland, with NME reported tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. GMT this Friday, December 16th.
The band said in a statement about their final go ’round:
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.
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.
Gene Simmons, who’s been a songwriter for well over 50 years, told us that style will never trump substance when it comes down to the art of crafting a song, explaining that the groove and the melody need to be there before any of the bells and whistles: “At the end of the day, you’re going to be judged by — and I’m not the judge or jury, by any chance — of the people, for the people, by the people. It’s less about being in a punk band, ’cause other than the (Sex) Pistols and (the) Clash, there ain’t no other punk bands. I know, we talk about the Misfits. . . but we’re talking about successful bands.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Kiss UK tour dates (subject to change):
June 3 – Plymouth, England – Home Park
June 5 – Birmingham, England – Resorts World Arena
June 6 – Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
July 7 – Manchester, England – AO Arena
July 8 – Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro