During KISS' recent appearance on America's Got Talent, the quartet surprised a nation-wide audience by announcing plans to retire after a massive world tour which will be called the End of the Road tour. "This is going to be our last tour," said founding member Gene Simmons from the stage."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.”  

In a statement on the band's website, KISS promised that despite an earlier attempt at retirement in 2000, the upcoming 2019 tour will be the band's last. “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,” said KISS in a statement to press. “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.”

Meanwhile, KISS will appear on the KISS Kruise VIII on sailing from Miami to Key West and Nassau on Halloween. Visit the website for details and don't miss our interview with Tommy "Spaceman" Thayer as well as Thayer's recent visit to Epiphone. And be sure to visit your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer to play a Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer White Lightning Explorer Outfit while supplies last featuring the classic Explorer body in a Custom Metallic White finish plus Seymour Duncan® JB™ Humbuckers chosen by Thayer, Grover® Rotomatic machine heads, a custom hard case and more.