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Looks Like The ‘Final’ KISS Australian Tour Has Just Been Teased

UPDATE: KISS Just Announced Their ‘Final’ Australian Tour Dates

ORIGINAL STORY: The ‘final’ Australian tour from rock icons KISS appears to have been teased, as the band announce North American and European tour dates for their upcoming ‘End Of The Road World Tour’.

Yesterday, Australian ticketing giant Ticketek posted two teaser images to its Twitter account, promising to announce “something big” later this week.

The use of the words ‘end’ and ‘of the’ appear to be spelling out the name of KISS’ upcoming tour — which Gene Simmons has already promised will hit all continents — and the use of the tongue emoji also appears to evoke images of Simmons’ famously long tongue.

Meanwhile, tour promoter and Ticketek’s sister company TEG Live shared the very same images and captions on its Facebook page, leading KISS fans to freak out in the comments.

Following the teasers, KISS officially announced the initial dates of their ‘End Of The Road World Tour’ on Tuesday morning Australian time, naming a long list of shows in North America and Europe between January and April.

Australian fans can expect to see local dates announced on Thursday, 1st November. But until then, KISS have also unveiled a teaser video for the upcoming tour, which you can watch below.

This won’t be the first ‘final’ tour from KISS. The band’s classic lineup embarked on a “goodbye tour” in 2000-2001, before original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley left the group.

The band’s current lineup consists of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and now-longstanding members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

In a statement about their upcoming tour, 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.”

Earlier this month, Ace Frehley said he was “absolutely” up for reuniting with KISS during the tour, if it was “for the right price”.

Gene Simmons toured Australia with his solo band (and Ace Frehley as his support act) between August and September this year.

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