KISS Announce Their “Absolute Final Shows” on Farewell Tour

Ending with a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City

kiss final shows
KISS, photo by Autumn Andel

    KISS have announced their “absolute final shows,” concluding their long-running farewell tour.

    The fall North American trek kicks off October 29th in Austin, Texas, and ends with a two-night stand on December 1st and 2nd at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    Tickets for sold-out shows or preferred seats can be purchased via StubHub — where your order is 100% guaranteed through Stubhub’s FanProtect program.


    Update – March 30th: KISS have added four new dates to the beginning of the North American tour: Detroit (October 20th), Nashville (October 23rd), St. Louis (October 25th) and Ft. Worth (October 27th). Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public on April 7th via Ticketmaster, with a Live Nation pre-sale beginning April 6th.

    Remarked KISS in a press release: “KISS was born in New York City. On 23rd Street. Half a century ago. It will be a privilege and honor to finish touring at Madison Square Garden, 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started.”

    The “End of the Road Tour” launched back in January 2019 and was billed as KISS’ final jaunt, though the band has said that before (i.e. the 2000-2001 “Farewell Tour,” the last to feature guitarist Ace Frehley).


    In July 2022, Gene Simmons had said that KISS were adding 100 more cities to the current farewell outing. Between the band’s upcoming South American and UK/European dates, along with the newly announced North American leg, there are 50 remaining shows on the tour as of now. According to the poster below, it appears that these are the last 50 dates ever.

    During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show this morning, the band affirmed that this is truly the end, with Paul Stanley saying, “Yes, this is the end … we’re giving it everything we have.”

    While the current iteration of KISS featuring Simmons and Stanley might be hanging up their instruments come December, Simmons insinuated that some form of KISS could continue with “four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on.”


    You can see the full list of KISS’ final tour dates below, followed by their appearance on The Howard Stern Show. Get tickets via StubHub.

    KISS’ Fall 2023 North American Tour Dates:
    10/20 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
    10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    10/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
    10/27 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
    10/29 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
    11/01 – Palm Springs, CA @ Acrisure Arena
    11/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    11/06 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
    11/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    11/10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
    11/12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    11/13 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
    11/15 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
    11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
    11/19 – Quebec, QC @ ideotron Centre
    11/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    11/22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
    11/24 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson–Boling Arena
    11/25 – Indianapolis. IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse
    11/27 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
    11/29 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
    12/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    12/02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

    Kiss final tour poster