It would appear that the rock band that gave you Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey are about to call it a day. Whether or not those who wear makeup and glam clothing will ride off into the sunset and remain retired for all time remains a mystery. What is not a mystery is that Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has come out and told the world of the band’s farewell intentions.
As per Blabbermouth, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley spoke about the band’s “End Of The Road” farewell tour, which is expected to conclude at the end of 2023, five decades after Kiss’ infamous formation.
From American Songwriter:
“Being on tour is pretty much three hours of elation, and 21 hours of being away from home, which honestly is not fun,” Stanley said. “There are nights when I’m going to bed and going, ‘What the hell am I doing here? Why am I here when I have a family home?’ So there certainly is a push and pull, but there’s nothing like being on stage, the gratitude that I feel.”
He added: “And the workout that I get on stage, I couldn’t do that in a gym. If you could pack 10,000 or 100,000 people into a gym to cheer you on, you’d do things that you couldn’t do without them there, so flying over an audience on a wire, that’s pretty cool. If I try that during the afternoon when nobody is there, I’m terrified. Adrenaline makes you stupid.”
Stanley went on to say that the end of KISS as a touring entity is unavoidable.