Metal armor, platform boots, face paint, blood spitting, fire-breathing…all of these spectacles are synonymous with the band KISS. For 46 years the hardest working band in show business has brought rock ‘n’ roll to the masses, but all good things must come to an end. The band embarked on their End of the Road farewell tour in January of this year in Vancouver, BC. KISS said their final goodbyes to Birmingham, AL on April 13th, 2019 at the BJCC Legacy Arena, and of course did it with all the pomp and circumstance that they are known for.
The KISS Army was in full attendance and dressed to the nines in face paint, wigs and costumes. Paul Stanley asked by show of hand how many were having their first KISS experience and hundreds of fans of all ages raised their hand, to which Stanley stated “Everybody remembers their first KISS.” Sadly for most, it would also be their last. Nevertheless, the band made it a show to remember by playing over two hours of radio hits and fan favorites.
KISS closed out the evening with the song “Rock and Roll All Nite” as loads of confetti and streamers filled the arena. After their final bow the song “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II” played through the speakers, leaving everyone singing in unison as they made their way out of the venue. We wanted the best and we definitely got the best. Farewell to the hottest band in the world!