KISS Manager On The Band’s Final Show: “We Might Bring Out All The Former Members”

Back in November 2019, manager Doc McGhee revealed that all former members of KISS had been approached about taking part in the band’s final show in New York City on July 17, 2021. Now, during a recent interview with Pollstar, he discussed that idea once again:

“It’s going to be great. It’s going to be worthy of the end of the road. It will be worthy to the 45 years of KISS, the last month for sure. We want to celebrate everybody and we might bring out all the former members. We’d like to. Nobody says we hate this guy; we hate that guy; we want everybody who wants to come out.”

Ex-Iron Maiden Singer Paul Di’Anno Recruits Other Former Members For His Final Show

Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno has recruited guitarist Terry Wapram (ex-Iron Maiden), guitarist Terry Rance (ex-Iron Maiden), drummer Doug Sampson (ex-Iron Maiden), and bassist Speed Harris (Hi-on Maiden) to join him at his final show. The group, who will perform as Ides Of March, will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s debut album with a one-time-only set at the Beermageddon Festival in Bromsgrove, England on August 30.

Beermageddon organizers commented:

“This will be vocalist Paul Di’Anno’s final ever live performance. After experiencing serious health difficulties in recent months, Paul has now taken the advice of his doctors and will retire from the live stage in 2020 after the Ides of March performance at Beermageddon. It is going to take one mighty effort for Paul to pull off this performance but he is determined to go out in style and give his fans one memorable final thank you and goodbye.”

Di’Anno added:

“It’s been a tough four years waiting to play again. I hope to be standing for this show and I’m really looking forward to it. Standing up would be great — if not, hell on wheels coming to ya!”

Beermageddon will be held on August 28-30 and it will also feature Wired THC, Infected Dead, Kull, Netherhall, Absolution, and more.

Watch Footage From Slayer’s Final Show

Slayer officially played their final show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30). You can find footage from the concert, along with the setlist below:

Setlist:

01. “South Of Heaven”
02. “Repentless”
03. “Postmortem”
04. “World Painted Blood”
05. “Hate Worldwide”
06. “War Ensemble”
07. “Stain Of Mind”
08. “Disciple”
09. “When The Stillness Comes”
10. “Born Of Fire”
11. “Payback”
12. “Seasons In The Abyss”
13. “Jesus Saves”
14. “Chemical Warfare”
15. “Hell Awaits”
16. “Dead Skin Mask”
17. “Show No Mercy”
18. “Raining Blood”
19. “Mandatory Suicide”
20. “Angel Of Death”

Manager Doc McGhee Says All Former Members Of KISS Have Been Approached About Participating In The Band’s Final Concert

KISS are planning to play their final show in New York City on July 17, 2021 and it looks like things may go out with a big bang. During a Q&A on the 2019 KISS Kruise, manager Doc McGhee revealed that all of the band’s former members, including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, have been approached about taking part in the concert.

McGhee said the following:

“We want to include everybody that played with KISS to celebrate the 45 years of KISS. Everybody — Vinnie Vincent and everybody else — that [has] played with KISS is part of this whole celebration of 45 years. So we’re still looking at what we’re gonna do on the final show of KISS.”

However, he also added that it may be hard to have multiple members onstage at the same time:

“It’s pretty difficult. When people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.’ How do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen? So you say, ‘Okay. You don’t wear makeup and you wear makeup.’ And then they [Ace and Peter] go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ So it’s real hard to do, but we’ll figure it out because they’re very much a part of the heritage of KISS. And they’re acknowledged by Gene and Paul and everybody in this room as the founding members… So, it’s important to you guys [and] it’s important to us. It’s just a matter of the balance and we can bring it where it works for everybody and everybody is having a great time.”

[via Loudwire]

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Wilson Announce Farewell Show

Wilson have announced that they will be calling it quits after one final show at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI on December 28. The concert will find the band performing “Tasty Nasty,“ “Right To Rise,” and “Full Blast Fuckery“ in full across two sets. Red Stone Souls, The Messenger Birds, Ladysse, and Strange Magic will serve as support.

Wilson issued the following statement:

“Thank you. Goodnight.

After a decade of rock n rock debauchery, we have decide to lay down the axe with one last bonafide cage rager.

It’s hard to put all of this into words. The feelings can only be told face to face. So come out to The Crofoot on Saturday December 28th and let us do it there, together, one last time.

We will be playing two shows on two different stages.

The 1st, will be comprised entirely of our most recent efforts, “Tasty Nasty” and our record “Right To Rise” at The Crofoot Ballroom stage.

The 2nd will be our record “Full Blast Fvckery” in it’s entirety, front to back, at the Pike Room stage, inside of the Crofoot Complex.

PLUS – Earlier that day we will be hosting a special pre-party for 100 ticket buyers. We will be curating “WILSON’S House Of Fvckery” at the Vernors Room inside of The Crofoot. Where you can have a conversation and walk thru our past, present and future with us. A silent auction will be held containing items rare photo sets, music video set pieces and pure WILSON DNA. Proceeds from this auction will go to both Lighthouse Of Oakland County and Musicares Charities. And A lot More.

Presented By 101 WRIF – FM Detroit

With support from our friends The Messenger Birds, Red Stone Souls, Ladysse and Strange Magic

Tickets go on-sale this Friday November 8th at 12pm EST.

We cannot wait to see as many of you as we can. For One Last Party.”

KISS Planning To Play Final “End Of The Road” Show In July 2021 In New York City

It looks like KISS will be bringing their “End Of The Road” farewell tour to an end on July 17, 2021 in New York City. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the band confirmed the news during the 2019 “Kiss Kruise,” while also adding 75 new 2020 dates to the trek.

2020 Dates:

2/01 – Manchester, NH
2/04 – Allentown, PA
2/05 – Buffalo, NY
2/07 – Charlottesville, VA
2/08 – Greensboro, NC
2/11 – Columbia, SC
2/13 – Lexington, KY
2/15 – Peoria, IL
2/16 – Fort Wayne, IN
2/18 – Springfield, MO
2/19 – Wichita, KS
2/21 – Sioux City, IA
2/22 – Grand Forks, ND
2/24 – St. Paul, MN
2/25 – Lincoln, NE
2/29 – Laughlin, NV
3/02 – Bakersfield, CA
3/04 – Los Angeles, CA
3/06 – Oakland, CA
3/09 – El Paso, TX
3/10 – Lubbock, TX
3/12 – Tulsa, OK
3/14 – Lafayette, LA
3/15 – Biloxi, MS
4/24 – San Salvador, El Salvador
4/28 – San Jose, Costa Rica
4/30 – Bogata, Columbia
5/02 – Lima, Peru
5/05 – Santiago, Chile
5/07 – Asuncion, Paraguay
5/09 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
5/12 – Porto Alegro, Brazil
5/14 – Curitiba, Brazil
5/16 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
5/19 – Uberlandia, Brazil
6/09 – Paris, France
6/12 – Derby, U.K. (previously announced, Download Festival)
6/14 – Dortmund, Germany
6/15 – Hamburg, Germany
6/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark
6/20 – Sandnes, Norway
6/23 – Gothenburg, Sweden
6/25 – Stockholm, Sweden
6/27 – Helsinki, Finland
6/29 – Kaunas, Lithuania
7/01 – Prague, Czech Republic
7/04 – Barcelona, Spain
7/05 – Madrid, Spain
7/07 – Lisbon, Portugal
7/10 – Frankfurt, Germany
7/11 – Stuttgart, Germany
7/13 – Verona, Italy
7/15 – Gilwice, Poland
7/16 – Budapest, Hungary
7/18 – Sofia, Bulgaria
7/21 – Geneva, Switzerland
7/25 – Johannesburg, South Africa
8/28 – Mansfield, MA
8/29 – Hartford, CT
8/31 – Canandaigua, NY
9/01 – Bangor, ME
9/04 – Atlantic City, NJ
9/05 – Burgettstown, PA
9/08 – Atlanta, GA
9/09 – Raleigh, NC
9/11 – Clarkston, MI
9/13 – Tinley Park, IL
9/14 – Dayton, OH
9/15 – Milwaukee, WI
9/19 – George, WA
9/20 – Ridgefield, WA
9/22 – Boise, ID
9/24 – Salt Lake City, UT
9/26 – San Bernardino, CA
9/27 – Chula Vista, CA
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ
10/01 – Austin. TX
10/03 – Ft. Worth. TX
10/30-11/04 – “Kiss Kruise” X

2021 Date:

7/17 – New York, NY

Watch Footage From The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Final Show

Last night (December 29), The Dillinger Escape Plan said farewell with one final show at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. You can check out some footage from the concert and the setlist below:

Setlist:

“Proceed With Caution”
“Limerent Death”
“Panasonic Youth”
“Milk Lizard”
“Baby’s First Coffin”
“Dead As History”
“Surrogate”
“Happiness Is A Smile”
“One Of Us Is The Killer”
“Nothing To Forget”
“Low Feels Blvd”
“Mouth Of Ghosts”
“Unretrofied”
“Sandbox Magician” (with Dimitri Minakakis)
“When I Lost My Bet”
“Sunshine The Werewolf”

Encore:

“Farewell, Mona Lisa”
“43% Burnt”
“Dissociation” (with Seven Suns & original The Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Adam Doll)

[via The PRP]

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Final Live Show

The Dillinger Escape Plan have confirmed that their final show will take place at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on December 29. Code Orange and Daughters will serve as support.

Greg Puciato commented:

“For me, in terms of shows, New York has always been one city on a short list of them, where every Dillinger show felt like a homecoming. Maybe it’s the proximity to New Jersey, maybe because we’re all east coast natives, maybe for me it’s largely because it was the location of my first show with the band back in 2001, and maybe a lot of it is just the overall energy of the city itself.

So many incredible shows, unforgettable memories on and offstage, and familiar faces both backstage and in the crowd. Add to that the fact that geographically its the one city that makes the most sense for anyone traveling from the east or west, or up the coast, and this was kind of a no brainer from the beginning.”

Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Etc. To Serve As Support At Vanna’s Farewell Show

Vanna have confirmed the supporting acts for their final show, which is set to take place on December 15 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. The following artists will perform: Eighteen Visions, Knocked Loose, Bad Rabbits, Like Pacific, Kublai Khan, Lions Lions, Old Wounds, Sharptooth, and Roseview.

Vanna said the following:

“Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again.

—Viva Vanna“

Watch Footage Of Warbeast Performing With Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast played their final show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14, and were joined by guest vocalists Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch). You can see some footage from the concert below. The band are retiring as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis, and their final album “Enter The Arena” will be available on August 4.