KISS Offering Farewell Concert at Madison Square Garden as a Pay-Per-View Event

KISS will play the last concert of its End of the Road farewell tour on December 2 at the famed Madison Square Garden in the band’s hometown of New York City, but if you can’t attend the show in person, you’ll be able to watch the historic performance as a pay-per-view event.

Videos by American Songwriter will be streaming the concert, which starts at 8 p.m. ET on December 2, with tickets priced at $39.99, not including applicable taxes and service fees. The app is available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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KISS launched its End of the Road Tour back in January of 2019, and parts of the trek were delayed multiple times because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The band currently has 14 shows left on the tour, with the next concert scheduled to take place on Friday, November 10 in Edmonton, Canada. The outing will wrap up with a December 1-2 stand at Madison Square Garden.

Tickets are available via StubHub, where orders are 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s FanProtect program. StubHub is a secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.

Meanwhile, KISS fans hoping for an appearance at the final show by the band’s founding and former lead guitarist and drummer, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, will likely be disappointed.

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, KISS frontman Paul Stanley revealed that there were no plans to have Frehley and Criss join the group for the concert.

“This tour is a celebration of the band and the life of the band over the past 50 years,” Stanley said. “It’s not a celebration of the original lineup.”

Having said that, Stanley did offer some praise to his former bandmates, although he turned it into a bit of a backhanded compliment.

“I can say we wouldn’t be here today if not for them,” he noted, adding, “We wouldn’t be here today with them.”

Stanley continued, “It doesn’t make sense to allow anybody to come in and call shots. We are in great shape. The band is fantastic. I don’t want to mar the celebration. I don’t want to mar the situation. It’s been too good.”

Stanley and co-founding bassist/singer Gene Simmons, have led KISS since its inception, and have had a fairly contentious relationship with Frehley and Criss, who last toured with the group in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Rounding out KISS’ current lineup are guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

Reflecting on the band’s final shows, Stanley told Ultimate Classic Rock, “Playing the Garden will be exhilarating and full circle, and yet it’s also the end of the band as it exists.”

Remaining dates on KISS’ End of the Road Tour

November 10 – Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Rogers Place
November 12 – Calgary, AB, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome
November 13 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ SaskTel Centre
November 15 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Canada Life Centre
November 18 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Centre Bell
November 19 – Quebec City, QC, Canada @ Videotron Centre
November 21 – Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre
November 22 – Kanata, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena
November 24 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
November 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse
November 27 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
November 29 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
December 1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
December 2 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

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