Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2008 / 2010 / 2015 / 2019


Hard Rock


United States


After a stellar career spanning four and a half decades Detroit rockers KISS are calling it quits, but not before treating their millions of loyal fans to one last scintillating tour aptly called ‘End of the Road’. The legendary hard rock band was formed in 1973 by singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons who are still the driving force behind KISS’ potent mix of rock ’n roll and theatrical performances. After releasing three albums in two years’ time and backed up by a relentless touring schedule, KISS scored their first hit with ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’, the single accompanying the release of ‘Alive!’, which is still one of the best rock performances to ever be captured on tape. Follow-up ‘Destroyer’ (1976) catapulted KISS into worldwide stardom, elevating their status to the kind of band that only played the biggest venues, stadiums and festivals. ‘Destiny’ (1979) was the next in a string of platinum albums and hit singles ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ and ‘Sure Know Something’ enabled them to tap into the mainstream market as KISS Army membership exploded. Guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss left the band in the early 80s but that didn’t stop the Stanley/Simmons tandem from consolidating their success with an endless supply of successful studio albums, live recordings and DVDs. In the new millennium things quieted down a little on the recording front but their stage productions continue to wow millions of (hard) rock fans worldwide. Expect a no-holds-barred attack on their last outing because they’re going out with a bang! (#GMM19)