KISS have announced additional stops on their farewell End of the Road tour with a new round of 2019 North American dates. The second half launches August 6th in Sunrise, Florida and wraps September 16th in Oakland, California.
General public tickets go on sale starting Monday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. local time. The bandโ€™s meet-and-greet experiences will be available Tuesday, November 27th at 10 a.m. local time through their website. A series of Kiss Army fan club pre-sales will begin Wednesday, November 28th at 9 a.m. local time.

New KISS 2019 Tour Dates:


6 Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
8 Charleston, NC @ North Charleston Coliseum
10 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
14 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
16 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
17 Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
20 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
21 Hershey, PA @ HersheyPark Stadium
23 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
24 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
27 Syracuse, NY @ St. Josephโ€™s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
29 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
31 Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center


1 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
3 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
5 Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
7 Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
8 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
9 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
12 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
14 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
16 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

Previously announced dates:


31 Vancouver, BC, Canada Rogers Arena


1 Portland, OR Moda Center
2 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
4 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
7 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
8 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
9 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
13 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
16 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
19 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
23 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
26 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center


1 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
2 Chicago, IL United Center
4 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
6 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
7 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha
9 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
13 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
16 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
19 Montreal, QC, Canada Bell Centre
20 Toronto, ON, Canada Scotiabank Arena
22 Long Island, NY NYCB LIVEโ€™s Nassau Coliseum
23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
26 Boston, MA TD Garden
27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
30 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena


2 Quebec City, QC, Canada Videotron Centre
3 Ottawa, ON, Canada Canadian Tire Centre
6 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
7 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
9 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
13 Birmingham, AL BJCC

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  • robert davenport on

    mr. genesracoonwig ,

    I have to tell you, you have the best user name ever! my wife and I were talking and laughing about how great it was last night ! And yes I am glad Paul & Gene made it this far and are healthy and I can only hope still doing what they love-

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Glad you, your wife and Dana enjoy my poke at Gene’s follical challenges.

      My screen name came about seeing a picture of gene where he had is hair in a pony tail and it looked incredibly fake (least I hope it is fake) . I thought of a number of things including “brillo pad” / “helmet head” – but “raccoon wig” was my favorite.

  • Keith G on

    This is going to be my last post on this subject, because I enjoy coming to this site and reading the posts of everyone, including those I disagree with. I don’t want to tick anymore people off, as I respect everyone’s opinions on this subject.
    To Doug R: I respect your right to express your opinion, as well. I, too, hope that all prior members of KISS get to participate in some way in this final tour. But that will be Gene and Paul’s choice, not ours. That will not stop me from attending one of the shows near me, however. And Rock and Roll Over was released on November 11, 1976, per Wikipedia.
    To Rattlehead: I get that, to many people, replacing Ace and Peter with Tommy and Eric playing the Spaceman and Catman characters is sacrilege. I just happen to not be one of them! I continue to believe that, if these characters were so important to Ace and Peter, they wouldn’t have sold the rights to them to Gene and Paul. And, if they weren’t sacred to the men who created them, why should they be sacred to me? In my opinion, Tommy and Eric are actors playing a role, and they have done it well for many years now (longer than Ace and Peter, by the way!). But I acknowledge that opinions on this subject can differ, and I respect those that disagree with mine. As far as Paul using vocal tracks on the tour, I agree that he shouldn’t do it. But when you have bunches of folks ripping a 67 year old man because he can’t sing as well as he did 40 years ago, I could understand the temptation of using technology to help him in this department.
    To Robert: Thanks for your comments, and I understand where you are coming from. I guess I will always be one those guys that will support KISS no matter what. They were my “first love”, as far as music was concerned. There was a time I would only listen to KISS! So, it’s hard to read all of the comments that criticize Gene and Paul’s decisions, without stepping up and defending them.
    In closing, I want to repeat that I respect each and every person that posts on this site, whether I agree with them or not. It’s terrific to have place to learn about what’s going on with bands I enjoy, and to discuss things with other people that enjoy the same music I do. I hope to continue to post my opinions on this site, and will always try to do so with respect.

    • Doug R. on

      That’s right, Keith, that’s what I said – 1976, same year as Destroyer. I remember it like it was just yesterday. Listen, I don’t want to fight with anybody either, I just don’t like being labeled or categorized, especially just for voicing my opinion. This isn’t a competition to see who’s a bigger, more “real” KISS fan as some seem to think (dcinsc7) or whatever, just a conversation about a band we all love. Just because you don’t like everything they do and or have done, doesn’t mean you don’t still love a band that you’ve been following since the beginning, 1974! Go to the show, Keith, and I hope you have a great time, that’s what it’s all about after all. I just prefer to remember KISS the way they were, not the way they are today.

    • Rattlehead on

      Keith, its all good. Our comments are us all sharing our passions for the bands we enjoy. Nobody is right or wrong in our opinions, we just all think differently. And while we may try to state our arguments in persuasive manners, that’s just our passions coming through our words.

      I consider myself a die hard KI$$ fan. I’ve loved the band through their “Farewell” tour. Does it make me any less of a fan because I don’t accept today’s KI$$ as “my” KI$$? Of course not! Many fans feel the way I do. And based on the fact that KI$$ has been able to successfully continue for almost 20 years since the “Farewell” tour, obviously many fans feel the way you do.

      My office at work, as well as home, have KI$$ decor all over them. I’m proud of that! KI$$ Alive is my favorite album of all time. I’m a sucker for buying KI$$ collectables. I’m still very much a KI$$ fan, but that doesn’t mean I need to like today’s version of the band…..

    • robert davenport on

      keith , very nice post , wonderfully said –

    • genesraccoonwig on

      You are not ticking anyone off – everyone has an opinion and thankfully we still live in an America that allows us that liberty to discuss, debate and with Kiss have some fun with it.

      Used to be a HUGE Kiss fan growing up in the 70s – was harassed in school for liking the band but did not give a rats ass about. Padded the band’s wallets with posters/t-shirts/concerts etc.
      My love for the band waned after Alive II as Kiss went for the disco/pop format but always kept my eye on them and liked selected tracks up thru the 80s and really loved Revenge.
      I was glad the original band reunited and was hoping they would then go out in a blaze of glory (sorry bon jovi). But Kiss went a different path to where we are now.

      I hope for the fans, the other members of Kiss will somehow be part of the Farewell Tour where all are happy with (I can dream) and that the band sings live on most tracks.

      The one thing that has really annoyed me about Paul and Gene is their constant revisionist history and lying. I get that the band are master marketers. But does Paul really think his band is at the top of their game when they need vocal tracks? Of course Paul cannot sing like he used to, but don’t bullshit the fans willing to shell out $$$ to see you perform “live” (especially the die hard fans who kept the band in business during all those lean years)

      I hope for the fans going to these shows they get what they expect and paid for. For me, I will still listen to their music.

      I would love to hear Gene sing a rarity like “Love is Like a Slap in the Face” have always loved that one of HITS…nah nah nah naaaaaa

      And Dana, shouldn’t Paul’s KoolAid flavor be Fruit Punch? (kidding everyone)

    • Doug R. on

      Raccoon, I have to respectfully disagree. IMO, KISS didn’t really change their format into a disco/pop format, yes, IWMFLY is disco-ish, but it was only 1 song, (and a great song) the rest of Dynasty is all rock! Maybe not as hard as previous albums, but it still rocked. They just followed a trend, as did other rockers who didn’t have to deal with half the backlash that KISS did, Queen, Rolling Stones, hell, even the Grateful Dead made a disco-ish song, “Shakedown Street,” which I love and ain’t afraid to admit it! Point is, it was the late 70’s, anything goes was the way it went! Unmasked was “poppy,” yes, but there are some really good rockers on there, “Talk To Me,” “What Makes The World Go ‘Round,” “Tomorrow,” just to name a few. Even those songs were polished, but it’s not like they sounded like The Knack! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Elder was an experiment, and depending on the mood you’re in, a very interesting one, especially for KISS. But after that, the rest of the 80’s was all KISS rockin’ their asses off again! Starting with those 4 great new songs on Killers! I’ve always said, if they had saved those 4 songs and used them for COTN, as great as that album is, it definitely would’ve been one of the greatest albums of all time! Anyway, KISS took some left turns from ’79 to ’81, but by ’82, they were back on track! JMO.

    • genesraccoonwig on


      Maybe it is just me – but I would not call Dynasty (less IWMFLY) rock – there are some other decent songs on the release but not feeling it – when I think of rock – I think of Rock and Roll Over. Starting from Dynasty thru The Elder, the guitars overall seemed sterile and for me the song writing lazy.
      Vini Poncia did not help either (thanks Peter! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
      There was nothing on these albums that moved me like “Take Me” / “Baby Driver” / “I Want You”

      Out of this time, I think Ace’s songs were the best, though Paul and Gene had a few I liked.

      Understand at the time a lot more artists went disco/pop and have nothing against IWMFLY as well as Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust / Rod Stewart – Tonight I am Yours / Stones – Miss You etc. etc. The hooks in all these songs were incredible.

      For any other band, the Elder might not have been such a “bomb” – actually there are a few good songs on it. But when you are the dark and mysterious Kiss – the Elder was a head scratcher.

      Agree with Kiss righting the ship with Killers/Creatures – I Love It Loud is still one of my faves. Loved Peter’s contribution to the band in the beginning – but Eric Carr’s sound was needed and appreciated.
      And the Knack’s debt album is amazing!!

      But during the whole Dynasty thru Elder time – my musical tastes changed to bands like the Police/U2 etc. with Kiss being my guilty pleasure …still is.

    • Dana on

      A a die hard Priest fan, this exactly how I felt when I first heard, Turbo.

      Never mind scratching my head, I think it exploded with rage. LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Doug R. on

      LOL!!! Good one, Dana! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Raccoon, I hear ya, and I agree with your comment about The Knack, that album was awesome! Almost “too good!” Call it over produced, over polished, whatever, it’s just a great album!

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    the thing with kiss and this topic is very different than other bands only because kiss with make up sold us the fans from the start ,that the make up was an extension of them.not just some gimmick . if they were out of make up no one would care at all i think.but the fact that they are now trying to sell the band as kiss with the other guys using the cat and spaceman make up is really a whole different level.i think it would be the same thing as led zep going out with a guy that was called bonzo and a guy that looked and dressed just like page and called himself jimmy page… that what kiss has if you include the fact that not only does kiss think we the true and long time fans are stupid,its the fact that everything we all did through out the years defending them and the make up,makes it all for nothing.we were used ,and its hurtful i think thats why some fans are so passionate abou this.and me personally i thinks they should have come up with new make up for the guys,but whatever,i still went to see them,i would just tell myself(after a few drinks of coarse)that it was the real kiss and it was 1977 again,and it would be ok for me,it was what it was,i was still entertained,just like when i go and see a kiss tribute band i do the same thing,but now with pauls voice so bad,its sad that they still thing they are at the top of their game,and there is no question they are going to use backing tracks this time out.there is no other way they can pulloff a tour without it…i guess if your going to go it might be better they do use them,instead of hearing paul screatch all night long…it was a hell of a ride though, its hell to get old!!!!!!!!

  • J J on

    1/2 the original band these days is better than some of the other bands out right now. Look at Queensryche and Great White. Not a lot is happening in the 70s-80s era touring now anymore. Most of the bands are literally hobbling along. Sure Ace was the sound and Peter brought the feel and backing vocals to the original KISS sound but so much damage has been done through books….etc…..resulting in original band members not getting over each others egos that this tour is what it is. Even if the originals went out again it would be a shadow of what it was, sad but true. That 70s energy and vibe as they were rising to the top has now faded. It is fortunate that the original KISS happened than to have never happened at all.

  • el loco on

    Ace has just also announced tour dates in January and will add more to the list according to his website, so I personally think the whole last tour will be without ANY of the past members – maybe the stage show will improve, at least I hope so as the last stage set was rather disappointing compared to what other big bands like U2 etc are giving the fans. If the plan included the appearance of Ace etc in some way that would have been made public instantly because it would be the ultimate strategy to sell out venues. Why postpone the announcent? And also, now that very many dates are confirmed, as a tour like this needs a whole lot of preparation, I can see no way of changing what is already prepared over just a few weeks until the tour starts. And again, if Ace were involved, they would have made it public to boost sales. So we have to acknowledge it will be the same lineup and all, nothing else. Maybe for the definitively final show in NYC/The Garden there will be an appearance of past members, but right now I am really sure that Paul talking about not ruling anything out was just a marketing strategy to sell tickets. And maybe Ace was kept in the dark as well so that he would not rule it out either not to spoil that strategy too early.

    • Rattlehead on

      You may be right, El Loco. But I wouldn’t be surprised if a “Vinnie Vincent” stunt is pulled and Ace’s dates get rescheduled in order for Ace to participate in the tour. I just think there’s too much money left on the table if past members are not included….The band and promoters know it, I just think there’s strategy at play that we don’t yet know….

    • genesraccoonwig on

      That is disappointing to hear el loco. Another low point in Kisstory – lets see how it plays out.

      If true, ashame Paul and Gene could not craft a tour to bring previous members into the tour – even if just certain shows. Maybe they were afraid Ace would get the most applause.

      As you mention, I would expect previous members showing up “unannounced” during certain locations.

      What would be cool is if Bruce Kulick and his band from the Cruise are the opening act – so the fans can hear the Kiss tracks from the non makeup era.

    • el loco on

      I hope you are right and I will find myself having been too pessimistic ๐Ÿ™‚

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