KISS Manager Doc McGhee Reveals When Band’s Farewell Tour Will End (For Real This Time)
This week, KISS manager Doc McGhee, the band's longtime handler, said that the continuously delayed end of the group's farewell "End of the Road World Tour" would finally come in 2023. Do you believe him?
The conclusion of the trek "will be this year," the manager affirmed of the tour's supposed final-ever dates. However, in previous years, he claimed the trip billed as KISS' last would end at an earlier date.
Appearing on the KISS-themed Podcast Rock City Sunday (Jan. 29), McGhee said the actual last show of the tour would "be finalized in the next few days, and we'll be making an announcement probably in the next few days." (via Blabbermouth)
The manager continued, "One thing about KISS — we've always been that band that went to places where most bands didn't go. So we play everybody's town. … You name it, we've played there. So we always go where the people are anyways."
McGhee added, "The reason why we're continuing doing this last [run] is because obviously the [COVID-19] pandemic has stopped us from finishing. And the fact that people just wanted to see us. But we had to end it at some time, which will be this year."
KISS' End of the Road tour was first announced in 2018. It launched the next year and was originally scheduled to end in 2021 before the pandemic hit in 2020.
Two years ago, McGhee told Talking Metal that it "looks like the last show of KISS as you know it, with [founding KISS members] Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley], will be some time at the end of ."
However, he indicated plans weren't firm. "We don't have a locked in date yet," he added. "Because of what's going on, it's very difficult for people to hold dates because we don't even know if we're going to be able to play. So we're trying to hold dates."
KISS Manager Doc McGhee Appears on Podcast Rock City - Jan. 29, 2023
KISS 2023 World Tour Dates
April 12 – Manaus, Brazil @ Arena Amazonia
April 15 – Bogota, Columbia @ Estadio Campin
April 18 – Brasilia, Brazil @ Mane Garrincha
April 20 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Mineirao
April 22 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
April 25 – Florianopolis, Brazil @ Hard Rock
April 30 – Santiago, Chile @ Santa Lauro
May 27 – Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple
June 3 – Plymouth, England @ Argyle Stadium
June 5 – Birmingham, England @ Home Park
June 6 – Newcastle, England @ Resorts World
June 10 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
June 13 – Belgium, Brussels @ Palais 12
June 15 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 17 – Munchen, Germany @ Konigsplatz
June 19 – Krakow, Poland @ Arena Krakow
June 21 – Dresden, Germany @ Halle 1
June 22 – Berlin, Germany @ Schmeling Halle
June 25 – Cartagena, Spain @ Rock Imperium
June 27 – Lyon, France @ Halle Garnier
June 29 – Tuscany, Italy @ Lucca Festival
July 1 – Mannheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
July 2 – Cologne, Germany @ Laxness Arena
July 5 – London, England @ O2 Arena
July 7 – Manchester, England @ AO Arena
July 8 – Glasgow, Scotland @ OVO Hydro
July 12 – Rattvik, Sweden @ Dalhalla Amp.
July 13 – Rattvik, Sweden @ Dalhalla Amp.
July 15 – Tonsberg, Norway @ Kaldnes