Tommy Thayer Says He’s Not Ready To Give Up On KISS


Guitarist Tommy Thayer recently spoke to Today Show Australia at the backstage of a show and admitted he isn’t prepared to bid farewell to the music scene as KISS.

KISS has been active in the music scene since 1973. They won millions of fans’ hearts throughout their career with their unique stage apparel and personas, distinctive sound, and several rock classics. However, the band is sadly getting ready to leave the music scene. On September 19, 2018, they announced this by revealing that the End Of The Road World Tour will be their last tour.

The band took the stage for the North American and European legs of the End Of The Road World tour in 2019. Although the remaining dates were scheduled to occur in 2020, KISS had to postpone them due to the global pandemic. Besides, they also canceled Australia, and New Zealand shows in 2019 due to Paul Stanley’s health issues.

On December 2, 2020, KISS announced that they would continue touring in the summer of 2021. After that, a two-part documentary on KISS, titled ‘Biography: Kisstory,’ aired on June 27 and 28, 2021. Although the final KISS tour was expected to conclude at the end of 2022, they added another 100 cities to it into 2023.

Speaking to Today Show Australia’s Brooke at KISS’ final Australia tour, Tommy Thayer revealed if he isn’t ready for KISS’ farewell. According to the guitarist, he isn’t ready yet, because he loves being on stage with his bandmates. However, Thayer also argued that all good things must come to an end, and so does KISS.

Asked whether he is ready to give KISS up, Tommy Thayer said the following:

“Not really. I think I love this too much, but you know, all good things must come to an end at some point.”

You can watch the interview below.