Spotted at the Final KISS Concert In New York, Were You at Madison Square Garden?
You can debate whether KISS will ever tour again or not another day. Today we take a look at the concert billed as the End of the Road, final KISS concert ever. On Saturday December 2, 2023 fans from around the world gathered in the city where it all began for KISS, New York.
The KISS Army converged upon 4 Pennsylvania Plaza and entered Madison Square Garden to celebrate 50 years of music and memories. One last chance to Shout It Out Loud and Rock and Roll All Night and perhaps one last chance to see Ace Frehley and Peter Criss onstage with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
The scene outside Madison Square Garden was made even more festive by the mild 60 degree temps and excitement for what was to follow. Street musicians playing KISS tunes while busking for tips and the NYC Pedicabs blasting "I Was Made for Loving You" while weaving through traffic.
Amber Wild, featuring Paul Stanley's son Evan, opened the show. Following their set fans had an inside look at the KISS Pay-Per-View interviews with magician Criss Angel, songwriter Desmond Child and the KISS kids.
The show itself was classic KISS starting with Detroit Rock City and ending with Rock and Roll All Night. The set had a little bit of everything but the show did not include a nod to any former members.
You can love 'em or leave 'em but KISS have managed be the "hottest band in the world" for 50 years. I thank them for the music they made and the memories they created. Thank you! Goodnight!
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