A significant farewell tour by KISS is now underway. Paul Stanley recently stated that there are no intentions to reassemble the band’s original line-up. KISS began performing in the early 1970s. They’ve gone through various lineup changes in the last fifty years. Only Stanley and Gene Simmons remain from the original lineup of the four-piece. The remaining two positions in the band are currently filled by Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. Since 2004 they have been successful with this roster. This could be the group’s final lineup as their most recent Farewell Tour is now in progress. Many fans, however, would dearly want to see Simmons and Stanley team up once more with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. They shouldn’t all hold their breaths, supporters. Stanley recently asserted that it won’t take place in an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock.
This tour, he stated, “is a celebration of the band and the band’s life over the past 50 years.” “It’s not a tribute to the original lineup,” the speaker said. Stanley, however, will not downplay how crucial Criss and Frehley’s contributions were to the success of KISS. He said, “I can state that if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today. Afterward, he continued, “We wouldn’t be here today with them.” Stanley also provided an explanation for the absence of the original KISS lineup from the performance. “It makes no sense to let someone take the initiative. We’re in excellent shape. The band is excellent. I don’t want to ruin the party. I don’t want to ruin the atmosphere. It’s been much too great. On December 1 and 2, the band will perform their farewell performances at Madison Square Garden in New York. Stanley talked about how he felt about the passing of an era.
Playing the Garden will be thrilling and a full circle moment, but it will also mark the end of the band as we know it, he said. Then he explained why this is the band’s last goodbye performance. Stanley is aware that doubters will question if KISS is prepared to permanently remove their makeup by recalling the 2000–2001 Farewell Tour. Stanley said that those doubters will be mistaken. He claimed that “very different circumstances” existed when they planned the prior tour. According to Stanley, “This is based on reality and the impossibility of doing something forever.” The band members are ready to call it quits before they get too elderly to perform shows that are worthy of their hard-rocking legacy because they are all getting older.