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With dates scheduled in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, and Brisbane the rock ‘n’ roll gods have bestowed a gift to Melbourne KISS fans, a chance to see the bands final Australian show.
Scheduled for 30th of November, fans can get their tickets on 29th of May at 10am AEST time.
Famous for rock ‘n’ roll anthems like I Was Made For Lovin’ You and Rock And Roll All Nite, KISS have announced they’ll be bowing out after a 45 year career. Set to be a night of musical celebration and a chance for putters to say goodbye, Gene Simmons promises a celebration that no Kiss fan would want to miss.
“This is a bittersweet moment. We love Australia. And Aussies have been so kind to us over the years. But now is the time,” Gene Simmons states. “We want to go out on top. And we promise to give you the show of shows, and appreciation for all the love you’ve shown us for so many years. We love you, Australia.”
The band first set foot in Australia in 1980 in support of the release of album Unmasked. With the rise of KISSteria in Australia being aided by the band’s performance to an amassed KISS Army during that tour.
“Saying goodbye to Australia whose people we have loved for four decades is hard but also calls for a celebration,” Paul Stanley says. “We promise unforgettable nights for a country that for us will always be unforgettable.”
This won’t be the only legendary KISS show to take place in Melbourne, in 2003 the band performed the KISS Symphony. Along with a 70 piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, donning flamboyant KISS makeup the band recorded the set for KISS Symphony Alive IV.
Originally announcing a farewell tour in 2000, the band have stated that now was the best time to call it quits. The band are currently in Germany for performances of their End of The Road Tour.
KISS END OF THE WORLD TOUR:
PERTH // Saturday, 16 November // RAC Arena
ADELAIDE // Tuesday, 19 November // Entertainment Centre
MELBOURNE // Thursday, 21 November // Rod Laver Arena
MELBOURNE // Friday, 22 November // Rod Laver Arena // *SOLD OUT*
NEWCASTLE // Saturday, 23 November // Supercars
SYDNEY // Tuesday, 26 November // Qudos Bank Arena
BRISBANE // Thursday, 28 November // Brisbane Entertainment Centre
MELBOURNE // Saturday, 30 November // Rod Laver Arena