KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke in an interview with Madison Vain and explained why they doing farewell tour again.
As you know, Kiss staged their first farewell tour in 2000. Here’s why they doing it again, Paul Stanley stated:
“I think we reached a point where it seemed like the ideal time, [but] not because it’s a bad time. Most bands go through farewell tours because they hate each other, or they stink, and we’re at the top of our game.
The band’s never been better, but we also realize that we can only be this good for so long. If we were out on stage in t-shirts [or] if we were out on stage dressed [normally], we could play into our 90s, but we’re carrying 40 pounds of gear. We try to make it look effortless.
It’s hard work, but we love what we’re doing, and we don’t really feel we should be out there a day longer [than we should], so rather than be a band that does a tour and then after the tour kind of says, ‘We won’t go out this year. We won’t go out that [year],’ and we fade away, KISS doesn’t know how to fade away.
We need to go away and explode, so this is going to be a supernova… There’s nothing bittersweet about it — it’s only sweet. It’s awesome what we’ve done; it’s awesome what [fans have] allowed us to do; and we’re going to go out making everybody proud.”
A week ago, the full list of dates for KISS’ farewell tour, “End Of The Road”, has been revealed. Click here.
You can watch the entire interview from below.