Gene Simmons has revealed that KISS’ upcoming ‘End Of The Road’ farewell tour will be their last.
Time To “Get out of the ring” – Simmons
Speaking to Kevin Frazier from ET, Simmons said that both he and co-founder Paul Stanley have decided that now is the perfect time to call it a day.
“And this is going to be the last tour. We’re done”, Simmons stated.
“The last thing that you want to do is be a guy that stays in the ring too long and gets his ass beat”, he added. “Get out of the ring when you’re a champion”.
Simmons continued, “You got to understand — we love [Mick] Jagger and Bruno Mars and Bono and anybody else, they’re all great, but if you put those guys — Beyoncé, put Beyoncé in my outfit with seven-to-eight-inch platform heels, dragon boots that each weigh as much as a bowling ball, the entire outfit, studs, leather and armor is about 40 pounds”.
“The guitar and the studs is 12 pounds by itself. Then, you got to spit fire, fly through the air and do that for two hours. They would pass out within a half hour”.
“We are the hardest-working band out there and take pride in it. And not every band should be out there too long. You’ve got to have some pride and not stay too long. Always keep them wanting. I’m the most blessed and grateful guy in the world to be able to be in a band where I can wear more makeup and higher heels than your girlfriend”.
In the same interview, Gene Simmons gave further details on this upcoming ‘End Of The Road’ tour.
It was launched in 2019 and is scheduled to end at some point in 2023.
“We start playing the outdoor stadiums of South America, literally within two weeks, and continue on to Europe and Australia and eventually North America, Japan, all that stuff. Mexico”, he said.