Paul Stanley said KISS can’t tour into their 80’s due to the gear they wear as part of their outfits onstage.
He told Download, “Yeah, I think I’d be kidding myself if I thought otherwise. If we were just another band in t-shirts and trainers, we could do this into our 80s.
“But we’re running around on stage with 40 or 50 pounds of gear and boots with eight-inch heels, and we do it well, but I also know that we can’t do it forever.
“So before it reaches that point, I think it’s better that we stop. I take it really seriously, so the idea of being able to do this without end, it’s just not possible.
“The one thing you realize as you get older is that at some point you stop getting older.
“Everything comes to an end, and there are other things I want to do. And like I said, it’s not possible to do what we do indefinitely. It’s just not.”
KISS will continue their End of the Road tour into 2022 after the pandemic delayed it, as it was set to end in 2021. Stanley’s comments were transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar.