Simmons tells Billboard: “When we introduce ourselves for 45 years with, ‘You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world,’ the bar is very high, maybe the highest.
“We’re in competition only with ourselves. We don’t wish any ill will to anybody else, but we’re too busy being the most fabulous band on planet Earth. Look at us. Just one look and you go ‘Wow.’”
Stanley adds: “This time out is far beyond what we have done before, not just because of technology. It’s because the meaning of this tour is so great because we have been an indelible part of people’s lives, but guess what? People have been an indelible part of our lives.
“A thank you is in order, but also one last time to live up to what everybody says we have been and what we are.”
KISS have designed brand new stage outfits for the tour, which Simmons says took “a long time to craft” and adds: “At the end of the day we are fully complete by ourselves. We’re not only in KISS, we’re fans of the band.
“I’m on stage with these guys. I look across the stage, and wow. We’re the greatest band on Earth.”