Paul Stanley Admits The End Is In Sight For KISS But Ensures That Final Show Will Be Mind-Boggling


KISS co-founder and frontman, Paul Stanley opens up about the band’s future plans during an interview with Classic Rock magazine while giving a promise to the fans that their next performance in the 2022 Download Festival would be as amazing as the last one.

The legendary rock band KISS has been preparing for their farewell tours mainly due to the age factor of the band members claiming that they have an expiration date. However, Stanley confronted the disappointed fans promising that their upcoming performance at the 2022 Download Festival would be unforgettable.

An official announcement revealed that the Download Festival in 2021 is postponed to 2022 because of the coronavirus restrictions. The event will take place on July 10th-12th, 2022 with headliners, KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, and many other popular bands and artists were added up the line.

KISS’ latest new year live-stream concert was performed in Dubai which they broke two Guinness records simultaneously with the highest flame projection in a music concert and for most flame projections launched. Stanley expressed his feelings about the concert saying that he felt KISS was back again after the years of inactivity.

In addition to that, he also said that he sent a photo from their Download festival performance in 2015 to Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl and he defined the show as ‘insane.’ Paul recalled the finale which looked like a scene from World War Three. Even though their show in 2015 will be always unforgettable for both KISS members and fans in the UK, Stanley promised that 2022’s version of their Download Festival performance would be mind-boggling.

Here’s what he said:

 “It was exhilarating to get back out there, and the conditions of the show which was watched at the venue by a Covid-screened audience were so unique, the protocols for safety were so stringent it took on an almost surreal quality. After a year of inactivity, it was great to say again: ‘Yeah, man… We’re Kiss’. 

If someone’s gonna do it, they may as well be wearing eight-inch heels,”

He continued:

“I sent Dave Grohl a photo of the finale of our last Download show in 2015, and he called those scenes ‘insanity.’ It looked like World War Three. There’s a lot to uphold, especially as we are at the end. We just can’t continue to do this for much longer. Though once it wasn’t, age is now a factor. Once upon a time, it was about will, but now we are running around on stage wearing fifty pounds of gear. However, we will ensure that Download is mind-boggling.”

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