It was announced today (Wednesday, March 1) during an episode of “The Howard Stern Show” that KISS will be having their final shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 1 and December 2.
KISS‘s final 19 shows across North America in 2023 will begin in October in Texas, with their ultimate performances at Madison Square Garden on December 1 and December 2. Tickets for those shows are available here.
Speaking to “The Howard Stern Show”, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley said: “December 1st and 2nd is Madison Square Garden. Those are the last two shows of the band. We’re finishing up where we started. I believe there are 17 shows before that in the States.
“Some people have kind of snickered and said, ‘This ‘End Of The Road’ tour has gone on for years.’ Yeah, we lost two and a half years to COVID,” Paul explained. “We would have been done already. Yeah, this is the end.
“When you come to see the show, it’s awesome,” he added. “It’s the most high-tech show out there, and yet it’s clearly a kick-ass rock and roll show. It’s not Vegas; it’s not something that loses its balls, so to speak. It’s everything KISS, just amped up and ramped up.”
When Howard Stern brought up the point that Gene Simmons had stated before that he would be tearful at KISS’s last performance, KISS bassist responded: “Oh, I’m sure. I kid around a lot about ‘men don’t do that.’ I’m sure I’m gonna cry like a nine-year-old girl whose foot’s being stepped on.
“KISS was born on 23rd street. It’s only taken us 50 years to go play the final shows 10 blocks away on 33rd street, which is Madison Square Garden,” he added.
KISS began their final tour in early 2019 but had to halt it when the coronavirus outbreak occurred in 2020.
“End Of The Road” was originally scheduled to conclude on July 17, 2021 in New York City but has since been extended to late 2023. The trek was announced in September 2018 following a KISS performance of the band’s classic song “Detroit Rock City” on “America’s Got Talent”.