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Kiss will play Spokane in February during final tour

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

FILE – In this photograph from 2009, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of the band Kiss are performing. The band announced it will play February in Spokane as part of its farewell tour. (PATRICK DOYLE / THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES)
FILE – In this photograph from 2009, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of the band Kiss are performing. The band announced it will play February in Spokane as part of its farewell tour. (PATRICK DOYLE / THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES)
From staff reports

Legendary rock band Kiss will bring its farewell tour to Spokane early next year.

The band last played in Spokane in the summer of 2016. Since that time, the band has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena announced Monday that the Kiss: “End of the Road” tour will play at the venue on Feb. 4.

Billboard reported Monday that the Kiss tour will include 43 dates and will last more than a year.

“One thing for sure is that this is the last tour. What goes beyond that is really hard to say,” band member Paul Stanley told Billboard. “The tour may go three years, but once we play your city, it is done. That is our big thank-you.”

Kiss has been a frequent and early visitor to Spokane, having performed in both 1975 and 1976 as they rose to fame and notoriety. The band has sold more than 100 million albums.

This tour is the band’s second farewell tour. The first was 18 years ago when all of the original members played. Today, some of the replacement band members have been with Kiss longer than the originals they replaced.

The band is promising a different type of show from the pyrotechnic spectacles that have made the band an icon to the millions-strong “KISS Army.”

Details, including set lists, have not been disclosed, though the Spokane concert will be on the first leg of the tour.

In the band’s concert promotion, the members are quoted as saying: “KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.”

Tickets, which range in price from $31.50 to $252, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com or the Spokane Arena box office.

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