Paul Stanley has started to get into detail with regards to KISS’ upcoming End Of The Road farewell tour.
As of now, the tour dates haven’t been released but Stanley wants everyone to know that band are look at this tour as a “victory lap” as opposed to the band just fading away.
Stanley explained to Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast: “At some point, maybe you want to address the elephant in the room. It only makes sense because of the nature of what we are.
“We’re not a band of guys in jeans and sneakers, standing on stage, playing. We’re athletes. We’re Superman playing a guitar. At some point you look at each other and go, ‘How long can we do this the way we want to do it – and how long can we do it, and love it?’
Adding: “If you’re smart, you plan so that you can make the most of something, rather than just fade off into the sunset. I didn’t want that to happen. I don’t want to suddenly, after a tour, go, ‘Let’s call it a day’ or have a year go by and we go, ‘Nah’.
“I’d rather take the victory lap. We beat the odds. We kicked everybody’s ass. We outlived the naysayers. I want to go around and high-five everybody around the world.”
Ace Frehley has also talked about the final run of dates, and expressed the wish to take part. When asked about ex-members taking part, Stanley said: “I really can’t say.” Adding: “This will be a celebration of Kiss and not any individual lineup or any individual members. But I wouldn’t rule anything out, but it’s not the crux of what we’re doing. It really isn’t at the heart of what we’re doing.”
Asked again if he’d rule out the chance of Ace taking part, Stanley responded: “No, but I’m not being coy either. I don’t want to mislead anybody. Really, that’s not something that’s been given a lot of thought at this point.”
What this space for further tour details.