It might officially be time to say goodbye to KISS.
The classic hard rock band have announced the first 44 dates of what they're calling the End of the Road tour, and they're chalking it up as being their farewell tour.
The final tour from this legendary band kicks off on Jan. 31, 2019, in Vancouver, Canada and (so far) ends on April 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
However, this is only the first leg of the tour. The full run of the End of the Road tour is expected to last 3 YEARS! Tickets for the general public go on sale today, November 2.
Kiss saying goodbye after 4 decades... maybe
According to the band, "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."
Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard KISS might be embarking on a farewell tour. They announced a final tour 19 years ago too. However, it sounds like this one might be different. The band tried to file a trademark for the term "End of the Road," and they confirmed a farewell tour on the hit TV show, America's Got Talent.
Paul, Gene... and who else?
So, the big question that's looming for all KISS fans - which version of the band will actually take part in the End of the Road tour? We're not too sure on that one. As Paul Stanley put it, "This will be a celebration of Kiss and not any individual lineup or any individual members. … I wouldn’t rule anything out, but it’s not the crux of what we’re doing.”
So, even if the touring stops at the conclusion of the End of the Road tour, is there a possibility for new music from the band? Paul Stanley had something to say about that as well, "I think everything we’ve done so far speaks volumes, and it’s enough of a legacy."
So, this might really be the end of the self-described "Greatest Band in the World." Here are the dates for the first leg of the tour:
KISS North American Dates:
Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Feb. 1 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Moda Center
Feb. 2 – Tacoma, WA @Tacoma Dome
Feb. 4 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Feb. 7 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 8 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Feb. 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Feb. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Feb. 13 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Feb. 19 – Corpus ChrisW, TX @ American Bank Center
Feb. 20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 23 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Feb. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake
Feb. 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar. 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Mar. 2 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Mar. 6 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar. 7 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Mar. 9 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Mar. 10 – Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad CiWes
Mar. 12 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Mar. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Lible Caesars Arena
Mar. 16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Mar. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 19 – Montreal, QC, @ Canada Bell Centre
Mar. 20 – Toronto, ON, @ Canada Air Canada Centre
Mar. 22 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar. 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 26 – Boston, MA TD @ Garden
Mar. 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Mar. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Apr. 2 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Apr. 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Apr. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Apr. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Apr. 9 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 11 – Tampa, FL@ Amalie Arena
Apr. 12 – Jacksonville, FL@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
Here's KISS performing Detroit Rock City on tour in 2006: