The masked arena rock band famously known as KISS returned to the headlines earlier this week with the group shared the full schedule for their 2019 End of the Road World Tour, which begins early next year. In the meantime, the veteran band is taking the momentum of their tour announcement onto the late-night circuit, as they appeared on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday where they gave Jimmy Fallon and his guests a loud and impressive performance of “Love Gun.” The pro-shot video of KISS releasing their highly sexualized arena rock anthem from 1977 can be watched in full above.
Shoutout to the fellas of KISS, who are now well into their 60s (Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at least) and still putting out a ton of energy into their performances like the one on Tuesday night. Even the crowd can be seen dancing along with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, which isn’t always the case with those silly television audiences. Though it’s just a small sample, if their performance of “Love Gun” is any indication on the energy and excitement fans can expect from the band on their farewell tour, folks are in for a really fun time. It’s even worth noting that KISS didn’t even use any firebombs on Tuesday, although their stage can clearly be seen filling up with smoke, sparks and strobes - which totally could have been the name of the song instead of “Love Gun,” but that’s neither here nor there.
Fans should expect to see plenty more firebombs when the North American leg of their tour begins on Jan. 31 in Vancouver.
“This [tour] is going to marry the most modern technology with an emotional component,” co-founding member and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley said in the interview to go with their farewell announcement. “I’ll tell ya one thing, you’re going to leave dazzled, blinded, deafened and just a part of this KISS world.”
The band will hit a total of 65 cities across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K. by the time the announced dates wrap in mid-July. Fans should expect the band to reveal more dates as 2019 draws closers. Tickets to select shows on their farewell tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.