PAUL STANLEY On KISS's Final Tour: 'We Want To Go Around And High-Five Everybody Around The World'


KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke to the “Rolling Stone Music Now” podcast in regards to the band’s current announcement that it’ll embark on its “farewell” tour, dubbed “One Last Kiss: End Of The Road World Tour”, in 2019. Asked if there was an precise dialogue the place he and Gene Simmons sat down and mentioned, “Listen, it is time to discuss tips on how to shut the ebook,” Stanley responded: “[It happened] similar to that. [Laughs] Just like that. At some level, perhaps you need to handle the elephant within the room, you recognize? It solely is sensible due to the character of what we’re. We’re not a band of fellows in denims and sneakers, standing on stage, taking part in. We’re athletes. We’re Superman taking part in a guitar. So, yeah, sooner or later you have a look at one another and go, ‘How lengthy can we do that the way in which we need to do it, and the way lengthy can we do it, and like it?’ If you are good, you intend so as to benefit from one thing, fairly than simply form of say it off into the sundown. I did not need that to occur. I do not need to all of the sudden, after a tour, go, ‘Let’s name it a day,’ or have a yr go by and we go, ‘Nah,’ and one other yr goes by and we go, ‘Nah.’ No, I might fairly take the victory lap. We beat the chances. We kicked all people’s ass. We outlived the naysayers. We need to go round and high-five all people all over the world. And that’ll take some time.”

Asked what he would really like the final tune that he performs on stage with KISS to be, Stanley mentioned: “I might prefer it to be actually lengthy. I’d think about the final tune we’ll play is ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’. That is so anthemic, and it related to us in that it actually grew to become a rallying cry and a battle cry, so I’ll think about that will probably be it, and one minute I will be smiling, and the subsequent minute I will be crying, and that is the that means of bittersweet. It will contact all of the feelings and press all of the buttons.”

Stanley additionally talked about his earlier declare that KISS can in the future stick with it with none authentic members, together with him and Simmons. “I can think about a KISS present, as a result of I believe sooner or later, KISS transcends its members, and already has, so might I see that taking place sooner or later?” he mentioned. “I might, however nothing that I can foresee within the close to future. But why deny the world one thing that’s that superior?”

Rumors of KISS‘s last run of dwell reveals gained energy a number of months in the past following the information that the band was trying to trademark the phrase “The End Of The Road.” An software from KISS was filed in February to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which implies that the band might use it in reference to “dwell performances by a musical band.”

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PAUL STANLEY On KISS's Final Tour: 'We Want To Go Around And High-Five Everybody Around The World'

Simmons just lately advised Sweden’s Expressen newspaper that KISS‘s subsequent tour will final three years. Calling it the band’s “most spectacular tour ever,” the bassist/vocalist added that the trek will make stops on “all continents.”

PAUL STANLEY On KISS's Final Tour: 'We Want To Go Around And High-Five Everybody Around The World'