Wednesday brought with it some tour news from KISS, pertaining to the legendary rock band‘s End of the World farewell tour.
Recently, the band announced 75 additional dates to the existing tour schedule that will bring the marathon farewell tour/victory lap through Fall 2020. The new update added venues to those previously announced dates and cities, and it looks like this:
February 1, 2020 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
February 4, 2020 Allentown, PA PPL Center
February 5, 2020 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
February 7, 2020 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
February 8, 2020 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
February 11, 2020 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena*
February 13, 2020 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
February 15, 2020 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
February 16, 2020 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
February 18, 2020 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
February 19, 2020 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
February 21, 2020 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
February 22, 2020 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
February 24, 2020 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center+
February 25, 2020 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena+
February 29, 2020 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
March 2, 2020 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
March 4, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
March 6, 2020 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
March 9, 2020 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
March 10, 2020 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena
March 12, 2020 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
March 14, 2020 Lafayette, LA Lafayette Cajundome
March 15, 2020 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
August 28, 2020 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
August 29, 2020 Atlantic City, NJ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
August 31, 2020 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
September 3, 2020 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
September 4, 2020 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
September 5, 2020 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
September 8, 2020 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 9, 2020 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
September 11, 2020 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 12, 2020 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
September 14, 2020 Dayton, OH Wright State University Nutter Center
September 15, 2020 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 19, 2020 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
September 20, 2020 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 22, 2020 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
September 24, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 27, 2020 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 29, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 1, 2020 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
October 2, 2020 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
The tour’s very final show will be a special hometown gig in New York City at a currently undisclosed venue on July 21, 2021.
Additionally, the band was forced to cancel an upcoming Australian slate of dates due to Paul Stanley’s illness.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep.
— KISS (@kiss) November 14, 2019
The full statement reads:
Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand.
It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned.
However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.
Paul Stanley said: “Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep.
“We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS.”