“As the only country to receive an additional last-ever show, it speaks to the power of the band’s passionate Australian fanbase."
Rock legends KISS are returning to Australia for a final one-off show down under at Sydney’s Accor Stadium on Saturday, 7 October.
The surprise announcement arrives after the band’s sold-out, highly successful End Of The Road Tour that took place in Australia in August last year. You can read The Music's review of the band's Melbourne show here.
KISS have been trying to say farewell for quite a while, but the Covid-19 pandemic put off their plans. After the Sydney farewell, KISS will say goodbye for good with their final-ever performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 2 December 2023.
“You have made your voices loud enough that it was impossible for us not to hear you,” KISS vocalist Paul Stanley said in a statement. “We are overwhelmed by your petitions and calls for one last KISS [show] so we are now announcing that The End Of The Road will detour one last time to Sydney for a final bombastic farewell. As unexpected as this is for us, we will make it unforgettable for all who share the night with us.”
TEG Group CEO, Geoff Jones, added, “TEG is incredibly excited to be able to bring this iconic and legendary band back to Australia for one last time.
“As the only country to receive an additional last-ever show, it speaks to the power of the band’s passionate Australian fanbase and TEG’s commitment to delivering the shows that fans demand. This final exclusive stadium show at Accor Stadium is sure to be a monumental goodbye for KISS fans from across Australia.”
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KISS will be joined by the band that brought us the Blue Album and Pinkerton, Weezer, as special guests. One World Entertainment CEO, Andrew McManus, stated, “My journey of over 22 years with KISS continues for one, final, huge and explosive event, I can’t call it a concert as this is going to be so much more.
“And now adding WEEZER as ‘special guests’ I’m proud to continue my partnership with the great folks at TEG and deliver what will be ‘The Final Curtain’ and Goodbye which is promised to have a few amazing surprises...all I can say is...don’t miss the final bow!”
Pre-sale tickets will be available today via the KISS Fan Club, starting at 2 pm local time. You can find details about the KISS fan club here. The general public on-sale begins on Wednesday, 31 May, at noon via Ticketek.
THE FINAL CURTAIN
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2023 – ACCOR STADIUM, SYDNEY