KISS cancel first show of UK farewell tour

KISS have cancelled the first show on the UK leg of their 'End Of The Road' world tour, citing "logistical problems."


It’s bad news for face-paint fans this afternoon, as US rock band KISS have announced the cancellation of the first of six UK dates on their headline tour this summer.

The group were all set to play at Plymouth’s Home Park stadium on 3 June, but unfortunately a statement on the venue’s website now informs us the gig has been shelved.

“Sadly, KISS and Robomagic, the show’s promoter, have today announced that they are having to cancel the opening night of the upcoming KISS UK tour.”

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“Home Park are disappointed but understand the logistical constraints and wish the band all the best for the rest of the tour.”

The ‘End Of The Road’ tour is supposed to be the final international tour from Gene Simmons and co., and UK residents’ last chance to see the group live since they formed in 1973.

Tickets will be refunded or exchanged for other shows in the UK.

KISS aren’t the only band struggling to tour in, and from, the UK recently. Last year, White Lies drummer Jack Lawrence Brown blamed an “appalling system” for the cancellation of the band’s Paris show last year, while the number of UK artists being booked for festivals in the EU fell by 45% in 2022.


Upon announcing the farewell concerts last December, KISS said: “All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years.

“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.”

Recently, it was announced that a KISS biopic is in the works. We can only hope, unlike the first show of their UK run of shows, that it won’t be canned too.

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