Paul Stanley Says What KISS Gave Their Fans Is Unlike Any Other Band
KISS frontman Paul Stanley opened up about the band’s ‘End of the Road’ tour during an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine and revealed that after this tour, it cannot be attainable to keep on touring as there is an age factor, however, he expressed his gratitude for all those years the band was able to give the fans their music, unlike any other band.
As many of you know, the ‘End of the Road World Tour’ is the farewell tour by KISS which started on January 31, 2019, at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, and is currently ongoing, however, most of the shows that were to take place in 2020 were postponed into this year, with the final show being postponed to a later date to be announced due to the restrictions and precautions against the coronavirus pandemic.
During a recent interview, Paul Stanley opened up about the ‘End of the Road World Tour’ and revealed the reason behind the fact that it’s going to be the final tour of KISS. Apparently, the band members decided that they cannot continue anymore due to the fact that they are getting old for carrying heavy gears around the stage.
In addition to this, Stanley stressed that ending their touring career feels alright as they achieved to deliver a music career to their fans unlike any other band with a career that spans over 48 years including 24 studio albums, 35 tours, and iconic stage outfits along with extravagant live performances.
Here is what Stanley said:
“We were 120 shows into it and having a ball. I mean, most of the time when you lose somebody or the situation changes, you find yourself saying, ‘Gee, if I had only known,’ whereas here, you have a situation where we’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t continue. It’s not feasible. If we were wearing jeans and T-shirts, we could do this into our eighties or nineties, but we’re carrying around 40 and 50 pounds of gear for a couple of hours. There’s an age factor, which makes it more real for people who may have doubted the idea of the ‘end of the road.’But that in mind, it gives us a night with people where we really get to share what we built together. … So the ‘End Of The Road,’ I don’t see it as bittersweet. I see it as sweet. And will there be tears? Sure. But oh, my God, look what we’ve been given. And from what the fans say, look what we gave them. It’s unlike other bands.”
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