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Shout it out loud: Kiss farewell tour coming to Phoenix area in 2019

Oct 29, 2018, 1:10 PM | Updated: 2:06 pm
(Twitter Photo/@KISSOnline)...
(Twitter Photo/@KISSOnline)
(Twitter Photo/@KISSOnline)

PHOENIX – You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world: Kiss!

That’s right, Valley Kiss Army soldiers, you’re getting one last chance to “Rock and Roll All Nite” with the costumed legends as part of their End of the Road World Tour.

In June, bassist Gene Simmons revealed that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were making plans for a three-year farewell tour to end their four-plus-decade career with a bang.

But Arizona’s fans of the Demon, Starchild, Spaceman and Catman won’t have to wait that long.

Gila River Arena in Glendale was part of the first leg of more than 40 shows, which were announced Monday.

In fact, the Feb. 13 date is just the ninth of the tour, which begins Jan. 31 in Vancouver.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday.

VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, and members of the Kiss Army fan club get an early crack at tickets Wednesday.

Details are available the band’s website.

The flamboyant rockers known for their painted faces, flashy costumes, pyrotechnics and over-the-top performances promised “our biggest show yet.”

“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t,” the band said on its website.

This isn’t the first time Kiss has embarked on what it called a farewell tour.

A 2000-01 tour, which featured original members Simmons, guitarists Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, was billed as their swansong.

However, the band was back on the road by 2003.

Guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer will fill Frehley and Criss’ platform shoes for the upcoming tour.

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Shout it out loud: Kiss farewell tour coming to Phoenix area in 2019