KISS vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley recently spoke with Florida radio station 95.7 The Hog on the potential end to the band’s Farewell tour, the vibe backstage at a KISS concert, and how they were “treated like crap” during their 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.
Check out the interview, below.
Speaking with Shawn Quinn of the Daytona Beach station, Stanley discusses how “disgraceful” their HOF induction experience was.
“It was validation for our fans, who it meant the world to. Tom Morello did just a brilliant job. It was vindication in the sense that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in. They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble — how about this? — getting into the arena. We had no idea about the rundown of the show or when we were getting on stage. It was disgraceful what they did, but we won. It’s the story of KISS from the beginning – that people who believed in themselves and who were told that what they were doing wasn’t worth anything and wouldn’t succeed came out on top.”
You can check out Morello’s induction speech below.
While KISS revealed which song they would end their Farewell tour on, it was still unknown exactly when the tour would actually end.
Now, Stanley reveals a final date has been planned.
“We do have a final date pretty much planned. We’re not announcing it yet, but it would be crazy to have the ‘End Of The Road’ tour that never ends, so yes, it does end.”
As for the vibe backstage during a KISS concert, Stanley compares it to the “calm before the storm.”
“For me, and I think for the guys, it’s kind of the calm before the storm. Once we get ready, once we’re in our war paint and fully suited up, before we enter the arena, we’re kind of just kicking our legs and moving around. It’s kind of like the fighter in the corner before the bell rings. Those moments leading up to it are all prep. It’s like putting your foot on that launch before you run the race.”
You can check out the full interview below.
You can check out the remaining U.S. dates of KISS’s farewell tour below and be sure to grab your tickets here.
08/06 –Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
08/08 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
08/10 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
08/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheater
08/14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
08/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
08/17 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
08/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay’s Center
08/21 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/23 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
08/24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Ampitheatre
08/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center
09/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
09/03 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
09/05 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Center
09/07 – Bossier City, LA @ Centurylink Center
09/08 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
09/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheatre
09/12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Ampithatre
09/16 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena