GENE SIMMONS Says DAVID LEE ROTH Is No Longer Support Act For KISS: ‘I Don’t Know What Happened To Him’

Gene Simmons

During a recent interview with Rolling StoneGene Simmons confirmed that David Lee Roth is no longer the support act for KISS‘ rescheduled U.S. leg of the farewell tour.

The legendary VAN HALEN singer performed as the opening act for the February/March 2020 North American leg of “End Of The Road” but is not making any appearances on the KISS shows which kick off on August 18 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

When asked why David Lee Roth is not part of the tour, Gene responded: “It bears noting that during Dave‘s heyday, nobody did what he did. He was the ultimate frontman. Not [RobertPlant, not Rod Stewart, nobody. He took being a frontman way beyond anything. And then, I don’t know what happened to him… something.

“And you get modern-day Dave. I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime. Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that. I don’t want to think of bloated naked Elvis on the bathroom floor.”

KISS has recently announced announced the rescheduled dates for the next U.S. leg of the “End Of The Road” tour. The trek kicks off today (August 18) at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts and concludes on October 9, 2021 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida.

Tickets and dates for the tour are available at this location.