Kiss announce the dates and venue for the last two gigs they'll ever play

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Kiss will play their last ever gigs on December 1 and 2 at Madison Square Garden in their hometown, New York City, bringing their farewell End Of The Road tour to a climax in the city where Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons started the band back in 1973.

The dates for the quartet's final US tour, which kicks off at the Moody Center in Austin, TX, on October 29, were revealed during an interview on The Howard Stern Show today. The first batch of dates on the End Of The Road tour were announced back on October 30, 2018.

Paul Stanley spoke recently to Classic Rock about the emotions he's been feeling as the tour winds its way towards its conclusion.

"To talk about the end conceptually is one thing, to see the end imminent is another," Stanley admits. "It’s daunting, and it goes from being an intellectual choice, and the emotional impact is not lost on me. I think about it more all the time, and these shows become that more precious and meaningful as they dwindle down. But while they’re dwindling, we’re going to kick as much ass and blow up as much stuff as possible."

Kiss are scheduled to tour South America next month, after which they'll headline the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 27, and then head across the Atlantic for their final European shows. Full dates below.

"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," the band say. "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."


Kiss End Of The Road Tour 2023

Jun 03: Plymouth Home Park, UK
Jun 05: Birmingham Arena, UK
Jun 06: Newcastle Utilita Arena, UK
Jun 10: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Jun 12: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Jun 13: Brussels Palais 12 Arena, Belgium
Jun 17: Munich Königsplatz, Germany
Jun 19: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jun 21: Dresden Messehalle, Germany
Jun 22: Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle, Germany
Jun 27: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Jun 29: Tuscany Piazza Napoleone, Italy
Jul 01: Mannheim SAP Arena, Germany
Jul 02: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jul 05: London The O2, UK
Jul 07: Manchester AO Arena, UK
Jul 08: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Jul 12: Rättvik Dalhalla Sweden
Jul 13: Rättvik Dalhalla Sweden
Jul 15: Tonsberg Kaldnes, Norway

Oct 29: Austin Moody Center, TX
Nov 01: Palm Springs Acrisure Arena, CA
Nov 03: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA
Nov 06: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA
Nov 08: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Nov 10: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
Nov 12: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB
Nov 13: Saskatoon SaskTel Centre, SK
Nov 15: Winnipeg Canada Life Centre, MB
Nov 18: Montreal Centre Bell, QC
Nov 19: Quebec Videotron Centre, QC
Nov 21: Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre, ON
Nov 22: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
Nov 24: Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena, TN
Nov 25: Indianapolis Gainbridge Fieldhouse, IN
Nov 27: Rosemont Allstate Arena, IL
Nov 29: Baltimore CFG Bank Arena, MD
Dec 01: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Dec 02: New York Madison Square Garden, NY

Tickets for the European dates are on sale now. US shows go on sale March 11. 

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.