KISS’ social and digital media guru Keith Leroux has shared a behind-the-scenes video look at the band’s End Of The Road stage, which you can check out above. The video was shot in Vancouver as the band’s crew prepare for the tour’s first show in Vancouver, Canada.
KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently said about the End Of The Road tour and stage production: “People say is this bittersweet? No. If the tour is anything like this stage, it’s totally sweet. We always try to raise the bar — that’s just for us — but when other bands would see us, they would feel they had to up their game. Let me tell you something: everybody better start working out, because we’re upping the game that much more. This is absolutely mind-bogglingly good. It’s totally KISS. And I’ll be looking for you on the End Of The Road tour.”
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer told Australia’s Hysteria Magazine that the group’s farewell tour will be “the biggest” one the band has ever done “in terms of production.” It will be “a whole new thing for KISS,” the guitarist said. “It’s just gonna be the bombastic show KISS has always been famed for.”
In September, KISS announced their End Of The Road farewell tour on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and a month later, the band revealed the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were announced simultaneously.
The first North American leg of KISS’ End Of The Road will launch tonight, 31 January in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena and will hit an additional 43 cities.
“One thing for sure is that this is the last tour,” Stanley told Billboard. “What goes beyond that is really hard to say. The tour may go three years, but once we play your city, it is done. That is our big thank you.”
The line-up features the current version of the band — Stanley, Thayer, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer. But Paul Stanley has hinted that former members like Ace Frehley and Peter Criss could make appearances.
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