Kiss has just added eight new stops onto their ongoing "End Of The Road Tour." New shows now on the books feature dates in Irvine, Mountain View, and Wheatland, California; Sparks, Nevada; Hildago, Texas; along with West Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida.

Gene Simmons told us that unlike many of their peers, for Kiss makes a concerted effort to bring the music directly to fans, often hitting secondary markets to ensure the "Kiss Army" doesn't have to travel far to catch the show: ["We're going to take our tour to cities that would otherwise would not get the headlines in newspapers. So, Sioux City — y'know, places like that. The idea of doing London and Paris and New York, and all the big fancy cities — yeah, that's fine. But there are hundreds and hundreds of cities throughout North America that just don't get the respect they should."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . respect they should)

UPDATED: Kiss North American tour dates (subject to change):

August 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 19 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 22 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
August 25 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
August 26 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
August 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 29 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 1 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 2 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
September 4 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 5 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater at Summerfest Grounds
September 9 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 10 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 12 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

September 17 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 18 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
September 21 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
September 22 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
September 23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center
September 25 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 28 – Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
September 29 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
October 1 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
October 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
October 5 – Biloxi, MI – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
October 6 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
October 8 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Financial Amphitheatre
October 9 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Gene Simmons On Bringing The Music To The Fans :