KISS will be putting on the facepaint one last time as they prepare for their final world tour.
The legendary rock band made the announcement on Wednesday’s season finale of “America’s Got Talent” where they kicked off the show with a live performance of their 1976 hit “Detroit Rock City”.
“This is going to be our last tour,” KISS frontman Paul Stanley said onstage. “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show.”
Dates for the End of the Road world tour have not yet been revealed but updates can be found on the band’s official website in the coming weeks.
“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,” the band said in a statement.
“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 Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, previously called it quits in 2000, but came back together just two years later, albeit with a slightly altered lineup.
“People do change their minds and in this case that goes along with being a living, thinking person,” Stanley explained in a Q&A session posted on KISS’s official website back in 2002.
“What one says one day with total commitment may at another time turn out not to be so. Am I doing this for the money or the fans? BOTH, and let’s not forget I’m doing this for me.”
The group’s current lineup features original members Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.