SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Legends of Rock & Roll KISS will be performing one of their last-ever live shows at the Golden 1 Center Saturday night.
The aptly-named “End of the Road” World Tour caps off the band’s 45-year career as one of the best-selling bands of all time, based on reputed sales. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
This isn’t the first time the band has embarked on a “last-ever” tour, but KISS frontman Gene Simmons, 69, insists that this time, it’s for real. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Simmons joked he “cannot continue to perform into his eighth decade wearing 40 pounds of armor and platform boots.”
Simmons, who will turn 70 on Aug. 25, promises that the End of the World tour will be the most “over the top” of all their previous shows; a bold statement for a band whose concerts assault the senses with an onslaught of lights and pyrotechnics.
KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
On some of their stops, KISS will be joined by artist and California native David Garibaldi. Garibaldi, known for his “rhythm and hue” act, will serve as the opening act for the band, where he will create three paintings. Those paintings will then be signed by KISS and sold in an online auction. Proceeds from the sales will benefit local charities.
If you miss out on seeing KISS in Sacramento, you’ll get one-last chance to check them out in California, when the band performs at Oracle arena on Sept. 16.
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