Gene Simmons Says He’s ‘Gonna Cry Like A 9-Year-Old Girl’ At Kiss’ Final Concert

On Wednesday, March 1, the news that Kiss will be holding their last performances at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 1 and December 2 was revealed during an episode of “The Howard Stern Show”.

The last 19 concerts of Kiss in North America for 2023 will commence in October in the state of Texas, culminating with their grand finale at Madison Square Garden on December 1st and 2nd.

Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley said on “The Howard Stern Show”: “December 1st and 2nd is Madison Square Garden. Those are the last two shows of the band. We’re finishing up where we started. I believe there are 17 shows before that in the States.

“Some people have kind of snickered and said, ‘This ‘End Of The Road’ tour has gone on for years.’ Yeah, we lost two and a half years to COVID,” Paul explained. “We would have been done already. Yeah, this is the end.

“When you come to see the show, it’s awesome,” he added. “It’s the most high-tech show out there, and yet it’s clearly a kick-ass rock and roll show. It’s not Vegas; it’s not something that loses its balls, so to speak. It’s everything Kiss, just amped up and ramped up.”

When Howard Stern questioned Gene Simmons about his previous claim that he would be overwhelmed with emotion during Kiss‘s last show, the band’s bassist answered: “Oh, I’m sure. I kid around a lot about ‘men don’t do that.’ I’m sure I’m gonna cry like a nine-year-old girl whose foot’s being stepped on.

Kiss was born on 23rd street. It’s only taken us 50 years to go play the final shows 10 blocks away on 33rd street, which is Madison Square Garden,” he added.

Kiss set off on their last journey of touring in the beginning of 2019 but had to postpone it when the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in 2020.