Gene Simmons has confirmed to the “Lipps Service” radio show that KISS‘s upcoming “End Of The Road” tour will indeed be the band’s last. “The answer is yes, and I’ll tell you why,” he elaborated,”It’s always interesting marketing when you say, ‘I promise,’ and all that. KISS is the hardest-working band in show business — period. It doesn’t mean we’re the best, although we call ourselves that. But I wear about seven-inch platform dragon boots. Each one weighs 10 or 11 pounds. That’s 20-plus pounds on the legs. It’s like working out with bowling balls. Then on top of that, there’s another 30 pounds or so between the armor [and the rest of the outfit]. And so if you put [Mick] Jagger and Bono — [who are] both great — in my outfits, they’d… like little girls, they’d fall down… They can’t do this. And I’ve gotta spit fire and fly through the air and all that. It is physically exhausting… So the idea is go out with some dignity.”
The world famous and Grammy Award-winning musician has signed on for two music cruises to take place in 2019 on Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the line announced this month. Continue reading on USA Today
First sailing: April 12-16 on the 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade sailing out of Miami.
Second Sailing: Aug. 26-30 aboard the 2,396-passenger Norwegian Pearl. The vessel will be sailing in the Mediterranean between Barcelona, Spain and Palma, Majorca.
Bon Jovi is scheduled to perform on the pool decks of each of the ships along with the 11-piece Kings of Suburbia band and also host an acoustic storyteller set where cruisers can ask questions.
Fares for the Bahamas voyage start at $1,895 per person
Fares for the Mediterranean voyage start at $2,221 per person.