Paul Stanley Says It’s Not Possible To Continue This Way While Opening Up About The KISS’ Farewell Tour
In a conversation with Volume, the co-lead vocalist of KISS, Paul Stanley talked about ‘The End of the Road’ tour and explained why it is difficult for them to continue performing with the same way they have been doing for years.
As you may remember, back in 2018, KISS announced that they would kick off their farewell tour, ‘The End of the Road,’ on January 31, 2019 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. After the coronavirus pandemic broke out, they had to postpone most of their shows scheduled for 2020 to 2021.
However, KISS didn’t want to leave their fans without a one last live show within 2020, and announced an exclusive performance on New Year’s Eve at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. Their show was available for the fans around the world to watch via livestream. Only two days after the iconic show, Gene Simmons also confirmed that KISS will continue their farewell tour in the summer of 2021.
Recently, Paul Stanley joined an interview withVolume and talked about what is left for KISS to do bigger in their career. During the conversation, Stanley mentioned that he thinks that they are at the top of their game at the moment and it is actually a great time to take a ‘victory lap.’
On the other hand, the KISS icon stated that since they are wearing ’40 plus pounds of gear and running around like an Olympic marathon,’ it was quite difficult for them to continue until they are around 90 years old. According to Stanley, it would be easier to continue performing if they were simply wearing t-shirts and jeans. Yet seemingly, fans will have to enjoy the very last shows that one of the most iconic bands of all time will deliver hopefully within 2021.
Here is what Paul Stanley stated about the final shows of KISS:
“So we’re really at the top of our game right now and that really seemed the right time to maybe take a victory lap and enjoy seeing the world with all the people who’ve made this possible – celebrating what this band has been and what the fans have been to us and vice versa.
So – look if we were wearing t-shirts and jeans, we could play into our 90s. But we’re wearing 40 plus pounds of gear and running around like an Olympic marathon so it’s just not possible to continue doing this the way we do it.
And with that in mind – look, when something comes to an end, people have a tendency to say, ‘Oh, if I had only known…’ Well, now people know, and the turnouts have not only been great but the shows have been phenomenal, and the reviews have been great.
And it really has been a special night for us also to kind of validate for these people why they’ve stood by us and for the people who are seeing us for the first time, you have a lot of people going, ‘Gee, I wish I joined the party earlier.'”
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