During a recent conversation with Yahoo! entertainment music, Kiss’ Paul Stanley was asked if he and the band are planning something special for their special 50th- anniversary.
“The fact that we still not only survived but thrived is special enough.
”There’s nothing special to do. I’m thrilled that we’re still here. I’m thrilled that the fans are still here. The fans seem thrilled that we’re still here.
“We’re coming to the end of this [farewell tour], so to speak. We pretty much know when we’re ending and where we’re ending. And that’s it.”
“This tour, interestingly, seems to go on forever,” Paul said.
“That’s because we lost two years to COVID. People go, ‘Oh my God. This tour…’ Well, yeah, there’s two years that didn’t count. And it’s a big world. So, there’ve been some countries that I thought we were finished with, and the fans and the promoters wanted us to come back. So we have shows to do.
Asked whether the last concert of KISS‘s “End Of The Road” tour will truly mark the band’s final performance or if there is a chance of one-off shows or a Las Vegas residency in the future, Stanley said:
“I really can’t say. But it is the last of any kind of regular shows or touring.
“It’s just time,” he explained. “And in the same way, it’s time consuming. And physically, it’s grueling to do what we do. Hell, if I could go out on stage in my jeans and a t-shirt, give us another 10, 15 years easily. But what we do is a whole different sport. I mean, we’re athletes; we’re running around on stage with 30, 40, pounds of gear, and it’s not possible to do it that much longer. So we’re not like other bands.
“So, will we do more shows or one-offs? I really have no idea,” Paul admitted. “But this is a real clear mindset that the touring days and doing those kind of shows, that’s over.”