During a chat with Sweden’s Expressen, Gene Simmons said KISS will be launching a three year long world tour in January 2019. He went on to say it will be the band’s “most spectacular tour ever” and that it will hit “all continents.” This news comes after Paul Stanley previously promised a “major” tour.
During an appearance on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box”, Paul Stanley revealed that KISS will be heading out on a “major” tour next year. He said the following: “A major KISS tour, I would say, starts at the end of January. It hasn’t been announced yet, so don’t tell anybody.” “Breaking news.” He also added: “This will be the biggest tour we’ve done, the biggest show we’ve done.” No further details are available.
Back in December a woman, who was said to be a “longtime on-air personality for a local rock station,” filed suit against Gene Simmons (KISS), due to sexual battery, gender violence, battery, gender discrimination, etc. Now, Simmons claims that lawsuit has since been dismissed. He told Australia’s News Corp the following about that: “It’s already dismissed with prejudice. We’re going after that person. When I was growing up and somebody said something bad about you, you would be able to sue back for slander.” He also added: “There’s presumption of innocence, and I don’t go into the night softly. I’ve had a long 45-year career. Anybody wants to start something, you picked the wrong guy.”
KISS’ Paul Stanley has been recruited to deliver the commencement speech at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware on May 12. You can read more about that HERE. Wesley President Robert E. Clark II commented:
“Paul has entertained, inspired, and helped better the lives of millions of people around the world. I have known Paul for over three decades and I am excited for our College and community to be able to have the opportunity to meet and hear from my friend and true American legend.”
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss reunited with his former bandmate Gene Simmons during Simmons’ Vault Experience Event in New York City. You can see footage of that below:
Last month, KISS filed to trademark the phrase “The End of the Road”, and many speculated that the band did so for a potential farewell tour. Now, during a recent interview with Michael Cavacini, Paul Stanley offered an explanation:
“It’s not the first trademark that’s been filed. I thought it was a terrific name, and I was surprised nobody had used it before. I wanted to make sure that when we used it, and there will be a time that we do, I imagine — I wanted to be sure that we own it and it’s ours. When we wanted to go out and do the ‘Hottest Show On Earth’ tour, Ringling Bros. came to us and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ It set off a light and bell for me. We’ve always had slogans or sayings that are synonymous with us, and this was another. Everything does end, in one form or another. When it’s my time, I want to go out in style, and I want to go out guns blazing. So, when I came up with this idea, I thought let’s make sure we tie this up.”
It is presently unkown if the request for the trademark was granted. Since Stanley and Gene Simmons have repeatedly said that the band could continue without them, it’s possible the name can just be used for their personal farewells in the future.
A new KISS / Vampirella 144-page comic book will be released on February 14. You can pre-order that HERE, and read an official description below:
“L.A. is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town, including Vampirella. While Vampi goes out and hunts down monsters all across La La Land – defending humanity from evil – she’s also killing it every night on stage as a member of the all-girl rock group Witchkraft – defending rock ‘n’ roll from a dying scene. Help arrives in the form of four creatures who’ve just flown into town: The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Away from their home turf and trying to record their new album, KISS discovers that all their favorite L.A. bands have mysteriously broken up, disappeared, sold out, or gone crazy. Led by a driver who moonlights in the occult and haunted by satanic strangers dressed in black, KISS finds themselves drawn into a web conspiracy that threatens to kill rock ‘n’ roll itself.”