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Gene Simmons says is the end of the band Kiss, not the brand


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Gene Simmons says is the end of the band Kiss, not the brand

The Kiss co-founder, bassist and singer Gene Simmons is not only known as a musician but also as a businessman. Over the decades he showed his talent for business not only making the group a really successful brand but also on his personal investments. After 50 years on the road, the band will play their final concert next December in New York City and Simmons told 519 magazine that this will be the end of the band, not the brand.


According to him the brand Kiss and their legacy will be kept alive with many other things since the band will no longer tour or perform.

Gene Simmons says is the end of the band Kiss, not the brand

“This tour is the end of the road for the band, not the brand. Kiss is a universe of its own — movies, merchandise, maybe even Broadway. The band will end, but the Kiss experience… it’s immortal. It’s the end of touring.”

“Kiss will continue. There’s a Kiss museum in Las Vegas at the Rio called Kiss World, and oh my goodness, we have Kiss cruises, a movie coming out, and we’re working on a cartoon show, a lot of stuff. And of course, all the fun toys and games that will continue. The Kiss show will live on in different ways. Yes, that’s being planned. It’ll also be four to ten different travelling shows. So, you’ll be able to be in Japan and have Japanese actors, musicians being us, and at the same time you could go to Vegas or New York or London,” Gene Simmons said.

The final Kiss shows:


  • 10 – ROGERS PLACE –  Edmonton, AB
  • 13 – SASKTEL CENTRE – Saskatoon, SK
  • 15 – CANADA LIFE CENTRE – Winnipeg, MB
  • 18 – CENTRE BELL – Montreal, QC
  • 19 – CENTRE VIDEOTRON – Quebec, QC
  • 21 – CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE – Kanata, ON
  • 22 – SCOTIABANK ARENA – Toronto, ON
  • 24 – THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA – Knoxville, TN
  • 25 – GAINBRIDGE FIELDHOUSE – Indianapolis, IN
  • 27 – ALLSTATE ARENA – Rosemont, IL
  • 29 – CFG BANK ARENA – Baltimore, MD



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