Kiss has just rolled out its rescheduled and new 2021 "End Of The Road" European tour dates. As it stands now, the band will kick things off on June 2nd, 2021 in Antwerp, Belgium and play through July 15th in Budapest, Hungary — with more dates still to be added.
Paul Stanley said in a statement: "We are waiting. We are ready. When we are told everyone is safe and this pandemic is over, we will shake the Earth and rock your world as always and as never before."
Gene Simmons added: "We can't wait for this pandemic to be over, and for all of you to be safe. We are planning to rock your world, once it is safe out there, for all of you and for us. See you in Europe."
When we last caught up with Paul Stanley, he explained that just because he doesn't see eye-to-eye with Gene Simmons on a great many things — both personally and professionally — it doesn't mean that their bond is in any way shakable or diminished: ["You have to wonder why somebody's behavior bothers you so much as opposed to being able to shrug it off — or, or move away. So, yeah, we're brothers. I mean, I know in a pinch, I can count on him and he knows the same, and that doesn't take away the fact that he's done some pretty crummy things. That is because of who he is and his issues."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . and his issues)
Gene Simmons, who's been a songwriter for over 50 years, told us that style will never trump substance when it comes down to the art of crafting a song, explaining that the groove and the melody need to be there before any of the bells and whistles: ["At the end of the day, you're going to be judged by — and I'm not the judge or jury, by any chance — of the people, for the people, by the people. It's less about being in a punk band, 'cause other than the (Sex) Pistols and (the) Clash, there ain't no other punk bands. I know, we talk about the Misfits. . . but we're talking about successful bands."] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . about successful bands)
Kiss with special guest David Lee Roth, are set to play on August 28th in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania at S&T Bank Music Park.
RESCHEDULED: Kiss 2021 European tour dates (subject to change):
June 2 – Antwerp, Belgium
June 8 – Paris, France
June 10 – Dortmund, Germany
June 12 – Lodz, Poland
June 15 – Hamburg Germany
June 19 – Stockholm, Sweden
June 21 – Helsinki, Finland
June 23 – Gothenburg, Sweden
June 25 – Frankfurt, Germany
June 30 – Zurich, Switzerland
July 3 – Barcelona, Spain
July 04 – Madrid, Spain
July 06 – Nimes, France
July 08 – Stuttgart, Germany
July 10 – Prague Czech, Republic
July 12 – Verona, Italy
July 15 – Budapest, Hungary
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