KISS to bid a ‘bombastic’ farewell to Australian fans during final tour

May 31, 2023
KISS rose to prominence in the 1970s and became renowned for their elaborate stage performances and distinctive makeup. Source: Getty Images.

Get ready KISS Army, rock legends KISS are making a return to Australia to deliver a final performance for die-hard fans.

Much to the delight of fans, the band recently announced that they “are thrilled” to perform their farewell show, THE FINAL CURTAIN, for Australian audiences in Sydney on Saturday, October 7th.

“The Final Curtain show was initiated via a national petition, with KISS ARMY Australia pleading for us to return to play one more show in Australia before bringing our touring career to an end with our final-ever performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 2, 2023,” the band told fans.

“You have made your voices loud enough that it was impossible for us not to hear you! We are overwhelmed by your petitions and calls for one last KISS so we are now announcing that The End Of The Road will detour one last time to Sydney for a final bombastic farewell.”

The final performance follows a nationwide plea from devoted KISS enthusiasts who urged the band to grace Australia’s stage once more before embarking on their momentous farewell tour.

In response to a national petition that garnered 60,000 signatures from passionate Australian KISS fans, the band agreed to the request.

Band member Paul Stanley said the response from Aussie fans had surprised the rock legends but that they plan to give the audience an “unforgettable” experience.

“As unexpected as this is for us, we will make it unforgettable for all who share the night with us,” Stanley said.

KISS rose to prominence in the 1970s and became renowned for their elaborate stage performances and distinctive makeup. Formed in New York City in 1973, the original lineup consisted of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. Their music blended elements of hard rock, glam, and heavy metal, and their energetic live shows quickly garnered a dedicated fan base.

KISS’s self-titled debut album was released in 1974 and achieved moderate success. However, it was their third studio album Destroyer, that catapulted them to superstardom with hits like Detroit Rock City and Beth.

Throughout the 1970s, KISS released a string of successful albums, including Rock and Roll Over and Love Gun, which solidified their reputation as one of the biggest rock acts of the era. They became known for their flamboyant costumes, face paint, and explosive live performances, complete with pyrotechnics and elaborate stage props.

Over the course of their career, KISS has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands in history. Their impact on rock music and popular culture is undeniable, as they influenced countless musicians and became synonymous with the idea of the rock ‘n’ roll spectacle. Despite various lineup changes and retirements, KISS remains an enduring symbol of the power of rock and entertainment.

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