Gene Simmons Says Kiss Will ‘Continue’ Even After The Touring Band Stops Playing

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During a recent conversation on the Let There Be Talk podcast, Gene Simmons mentioned that Kiss will “continue” on, even after the touring band stops playing. The band are currently on tour overseas as part of their Kiss End of the Road World Tour, with Kiss making their way to the States in the near future.

Per this interview, Gene Simmons speaks to the location of the band’s very last show and shares a really interesting detail regarding how the band (or the idea of Kiss) will go on. Below is what Simmons had to say about the idea of Kiss “continuing” on after the touring band has stopped (the following was transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“We don’t know if it’s [going to be in] New York. I have good reasons why it should be, but the important thing is when it’s the last show, it’ll be the last show. Kiss the touring band will stop. But the touring band. Kiss will continue in other ways. I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.”

Simmons goes on to add:

“Kiss will continue in ways that even I haven’t thought of. But I can conceive of… You know, the ‘Blue Man Group’ and ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ tours around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a Kiss show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also semiautobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance. Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while.”

Per what Simmons has shared here, it almost sounds like he is alluding to either a Kiss cover or tribute band playing in the place of actual Kiss. Then again, who knows what surprises Gene Simmons and that of the rest of the band have in mind for us down the road. When Kiss make their way to North America as part of their farewell tour, will you be attending one of their shows?

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