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KISS unveil venues for “last legs” of farewell tour, cancel Australia trek due to Paul Stanley’s illness

The band's singer-guitarist is currently suffering from a bad case of the flu

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KISS, photo by Kevin RC Wilson
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    KISS recently revealed more than 70 new dates and cities for their “End of the Road” farewell tour. Today, they unveiled the venues for the shows, which will take place in North America, South America, and Europe.

    In a new press release, KISS are calling these 2020 dates the “last legs” of their tour. The band also confirmed that their final concert will be a one-off July 21st, 2021, show at a venue to be determined in New York City. Tickets for the newly announced North American shows can be found here.

    Along with the new tour details, KISS issued the following statement:

    “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.”

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    KISS were set to hit Australia and New Zealand next as the next leg of their “End of the Road” tour. However, the entire leg has been canceled as singer-guitarist Paul Stanley battles a “bad case” of the flu.

    The shows were set to kick off next Tuesday (November 16th) in Perth, Australia, and run through a December 3rd gig in Aukland, New Zealand. Originally, KISS had moved the Perth concert to the end of the tour, and canceled the Aukland show, with hopes that Stanley would have time to recover. But ultimately the decision was made to nix the entire outing.

    Regarding the Australia tour cancellation, the band stated:

    “Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.”

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    Stanley himself followed with a statement of his own:

    “Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our ‘End of the Road’ tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep. We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS.”

    Among the concerts the band planned to play in Australia was a unique “Shark Rock City” show off the coast of Port Lincoln, where KISS were essentially going to perform a gig for great white sharks as part of a boat tour. Apparently, the sharks “love the low-frequency sounds of rock and roll.”

    KISS’ “End of the Road” tour kicked off this past January in Vancouver, Canada. We caught the second date of the tour in Portland, Oregon. See our review and photo gallery of that show.

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    As of now, KISS still have a Japan tour planned for December of this year. The band’s updated itinerary can be seen below. You can find tickets to all upcoming dates here.

    KISS 2019-2021 Tour Dates:
    11/16 – Perth, AU @ RAC Arena
    11/18 – Port Lincoln, AU @ Boat Ride (show for great white sharks)
    11/19 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
    11/21 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
    11/22 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
    11/23 – Newcastle, AU @ Newcastle Number 1 Sports Ground
    11/26 – Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena
    11/28 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    11/30 – Melbourne, @ Rod Laver Arena
    12/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Spark Arena

    12/08 – Sendai, JP @ Xebio Arena Sendai
    12/11 – Tokyo JP @ Tokyo Dome
    12/14 – Morioka JP @ Morioka Takaya Arena
    12/17 – Osaka JP @ Kyocera Dome Osaka
    12/19 – Nagoya JP @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
    02/01 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
    02/04 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
    02/05 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
    02/07 – Charlottesville, VA @John Paul Jones Arena
    02/08 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    02/11 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
    02/13 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
    02/15 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
    02/16 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum
    02/18 – Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena
    02/19 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
    02/21 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
    02/22 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
    02/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
    02/25 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
    02/29 – Laughlin, NV @ Laughlin Event Center
    03/02 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Arena
    03/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    03/06 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
    03/09 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
    03/10 – Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena
    03/12 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    03/14 – Lafayette, LA @ Lafayette Cajundome
    03/15 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
    04/30 – Bogata, CO @ Movistar Arena
    05/02 – Lima, PE @ Arena Costa Verde
    05/09 – Buenos Aires, RA @ Campo Argentino De Polo
    05/12 – Porto Alegro, BR @ Arena Do Gremio
    05/14 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminsky
    05/16 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque
    05/17 – Ribeirao Preto, BR @ Arena Eurobike
    05/19 – Uberlandia, BR @ Estadio Parque Do Sabia
    05/21 – Brasilia, Brasil @ Nilson Nelson
    06/09 – Paris, FR @ Accors Hotel Arena
    06/12 – Derby, UK @ Download Festival
    06/14 – Dortmund, DE @ Westfalenhalle
    06/15 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
    06/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell Festival
    06/20 – Sandnes, NO @ Osterhuis Arena
    06/29 – Kaunas, LT @ Zalgiris Arena
    07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    07/05 – Madrid, ES @ Wizink Arena
    07/10 – Frankfurt, @ Festhalle
    07/11 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
    07/13 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
    07/15 – Gilwice, PO @ Arena Gliwice
    07/16 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena
    07/18 – Sofia, BU @ Armeec Arena
    07/25 – Johannesburg, SA @ Ticketpro Dome
    08/28 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
    08/29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
    08/31 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
    09/03 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
    09/04 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
    09/05 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
    09/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
    09/11 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    09/12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    09/14 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center
    09/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
    09/19 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
    09/20 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
    09/22 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena
    09/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
    09/27 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
    09/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
    10/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
    10/02 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
    10/30-11/04: Kiss Kruise X
    07/21 – New York, NY (2021 date – final show)

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