Paul Stanley says that a live album and/or DVD/Blu-ray recorded during KISS‘s “End Of The Road” tour would be the “logical” way to document the band’s final run of shows.
A month ago, KISS announced its “End Of The Road” farewell tour on NBC‘s “America’s Got Talent”, and last week, the band revealed the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were announced simultaneously.
Asked by a fan during a question-and-answer session on this year’s “Kiss Kruise” if there are any plans for KISS to release a live album of the group’s farewell tour, Stanley responded : “I haven’t really give it any thought, but it seems appropriate. It seems appropriate that we’ll want to document, whether it’s video or document with an audio of this. It’s a great way to wrap things up. So although it hasn’t been planned or thought out, it seems logical.”
The North American leg of “End Of The Road” will launch January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena and will hit an additional 43 cities. The tour is expected to last two to three years and extend around the world.
When KISS announced its final tour, the quartet vowed to bring a full production on the road for an “explosive” set of shows. “This is going to be our last tour,” the band said in a statement. “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show.”
KISS‘s current lineup features Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
Stanley has hinted that former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss could make appearances, but KISS hasn’t promised anything beyond a longer set and newly designed band costumes.
“How pathetic and sad would it be to see the band, and you’ve seen lots of them, [where] you remember their glory days and they’re out there a little bit too long,” Simmons told CBC.
“We have too much pride and self-respect in us, and too much love for our fans, to not live up to our self-imposed mandate,” he added.