Gene Simmons: Kiss Have 150 Cities to Play On Farewell Tour, Including “The Coldest Place On Earth”

Kiss have announced a huge bunch of EU dates on their global End Of The Road tour, but Gene Simmons has revealed that is part of an epic 150-city run.

Discussing the return of live shows – we hope – in 2021 on 95.5 KLOS (via Blabbermouth), the KISS man sounds incredibly confident that the band’s confirmed gigs will go ahead next year, explaining:

“We’ve already booked Europe outdoors. Most of the shows have already sold out. We start in summer. The vaccines are gonna be out there for everybody, oh, by January, February, March at the latest, but we’re gonna be out there a few months after that. And we’ve literally got 150 cities booked.”

As well as the amount of venues, Simmons adds that the group have plenty of surprises up their sleeves, too.

“We’ve got another 150 cities to go, and who knows how long, but some of the later ones are gonna be jaw-dropping,” he continues. “You can’t imagine what we’ve got planned – like, beyond… I said, ‘No. We can really do that?’ They said, ‘Yup. Yup.’ The political people said we can play there. And so there’s gonna be stuff that’s just gonna make you go, ‘That’s the coolest.’

“There’s one place that’s the coldest place on earth,” Gene teases. “And if you can imagine us playing there with even larger pyro than you’ve ever seen, ’cause there’s nothing around there. But that’s all I’ll say about it.”

Check out the full interview below.

Kiss Announce Virtual New Year’s Eve Concert

Before their End Of The World Tour in 2021, Kiss have announced a livestream for New Year’s Eve.

Announcing the show, a statement reads:

“New Year’s Eve will be 296 days since the KISS stage went dark.

“To send off 2020 in their larger-than-life style on New Year’s Eve, the iconic Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, multi-platinum selling band is reigniting the fire and roaring back to life! In true KISS fashion, they are bringing the biggest and baddest concert event and pyrotechnics show of the year, proving once again, that KISS never does anything small.”

The band will be streaming the event live from the Atlantis Dubai (of course) on December 31 from 5pm UK time onwards, with the Landmarks Live-produced show featuring “more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views”.

“You’re invited to spend New Year’s Eve with The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman as they rock out of 2020 and roll into 2021… all night!”

Check out the video below.

Download Festival Confirms 2021 Headliners as well as 70+ Acts

Remember when we had to say that Download Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Sad times were had for all there. It never went ahead but that meant the organisewrs were hard at work for the 2021 iteration of the festival.

The time has come for the first bands of the festival to be announced.

Aiming to maintain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible, Kiss and System Of A Down have been announced as headliners with Biffy Clyro taking Iron Maiden’s place who are sadly unable to be in attendance.

In addition to this, 70+ acts have been confirmed with the headliners including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Boltbeat, The Darkness , Steel Panther and more.

The full lineup can be found below.

A.A. Williams
A Day To Remember
Anchor Lane
Biffy Clyro
Blackout Problems
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
The Darkness
Dead Label
Dead Posey
Dirty Honey
The Distillers
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
The Faim
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
The Hara
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Lacuna Coil
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Modern Error
Myles Kennedy & Company
Of Mice & Men
Press Club
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Sleep Token
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
Theory Of A Deadman
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Wage War
Wayward Sons
The Wildhearts
Will Haven

Download Festival 2021 is set to take place at Donington Park on June 4th -6th 2021.

Tickets are available to buy right now and can be purchased via the festival’s website.

Kiss Announce Final World Tour Details

After a 45-year career as a band, Kiss have announced the details of their final ever world tour, which they have called End Of The Road.

On the tour, the band have said: All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years, This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… unapologetic and unstoppable.”

The UK dates are as follows.

July 2019

9th – Birmingham Arena

11th – London O2 Arena

12th – Manchester Arena

14th – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

16th – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena