Queensrÿche, Ratt, & Fozzy Set For “KISS Kruise X”

Queensrÿche, Ratt, and Fozzy will be joining KISS on the 10th annual “KISS Kruise.” The cruise, which will take place on October 30 – November 4, will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Hondurus before returning. More details can be found HERE.

KISS & Yoshiki To Team Up For New Year’s Eve Television Performance

KISS will be teaming up with X Japan’s Yoshiki for a special performance on Japan’s NHK network. The artists will be taking the stage as “Yoshiki feat. KISS” (“YOSHIKISS”) during the New Year’s Eve “Red And White Music Battle” (“Kouhaku Uta Gassen”). This news comes after Yoshiki recently joined KISS onstage at the Tokyo Dome.

[via Blabbermouth]

David Lee Roth Added To KISS’ 2020 North American Tour

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has been confirmed as the opening act on the 2020 North American leg of KISS’ “End Of The Road” tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 01 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Feb. 04 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Feb. 07 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 08 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 15 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 18 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
Feb. 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Feb. 22 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Feb. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 29 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
Mar. 02 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
Mar. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar. 06 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Mar. 09 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Mar. 10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Mar. 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar. 14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
Mar. 15 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sep. 03 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sep. 04 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Sep. 05 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sep. 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sep. 14 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Sep. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Paul Stanley To Miss KISS’ Upcoming Show For Great White Sharks

As previously reported, KISS were recently forced to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. However, it has since been revealed that the remaining members of the band still intend to play their special show for great white sharks on November 18.

Adventure Bay Charters commented:

“Due to band member Paul Stanley’s illness, KISS concert promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced the tour was cancelled. We are sorry to hear this news that many fans lost the opportunity to join KISS last road trip concert, and we wish the best for Paul Stanley and a speedy recovery.

We are glad to announce that we will keep hosting KISS concert for the remaining band members, the shark trip will still go Monday, the Ocean will rock&roll! 8 lucky customers will jump on our shark warrior, using our unique underwater sub, enjoy a KISS live concert and Great White Sharks!

As part of Airbnb Animal Experience, the KISS concert will be performed on our White Shark Boat Shark Warrior. Thanks Airbnb and KISS for keeping this special concert planned for us! As the Airbnb host, our owner Matt Waller and Adventure Bay Charters will do our best to make sure everyone enjoys this lifetime experience.”

The concert will take place off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia. Human fans that attend will be able to check out the surrounding wildlife, including the sharks, which react to the low frequency sounds of rock music.

KISS Officially Announce 2020 North American Leg Of Their “End Of The Road” Tour

KISS have officially announced the 2020 North American leg of their “End Of The Road” tour. You can find the dates for that run below. As previously reported, the band’s final show will be held in New York on July 17, 2021.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 01 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Feb. 04 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Feb. 07 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 08 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 15 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 18 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
Feb. 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Feb. 22 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Feb. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 29 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
Mar. 02 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
Mar. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar. 06 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Mar. 09 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Mar. 10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Mar. 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar. 14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
Mar. 15 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sep. 03 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sep. 04 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Sep. 05 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sep. 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sep. 14 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Sep. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

KISS Cancel Australian Tour

KISS have been forced to cancel the Australian leg of their “End Of The Road” tour. The cancellation comes as a result of Paul Stanley’s illness.

The group issued the following statement:

“AUSTRALIAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness.

KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans.

Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand.

It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned.

However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.

Paul Stanley said: “Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep.

“We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS.”

With all concerts heavily sold and side view tickets released to cater for demand, to say the ‘End Of The Road’ shows were eagerly-awaited is a massive understatement. KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said: “We are devastated with the cancellation of the Australian tour. We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome. We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”

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For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December.”