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Kiss Go Out With a Bang on Final Tour Ever

Kiss' End of the Road tour stops through Viejas Arena on Feb. 7, 2019

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    Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Gene Simmons of Kiss (left to right), who headline Viejas Arena on Feb. 7, 2019.

    They may be one of the most recognizable bands ever -- both for their party rock anthems and also for their theatrical costumes. 

    Kiss, who have enjoyed one of the most storied careers in rock & roll ever, are finally calling it quits after 45 years -- but they're going out with a bang, not a whimper.

    At the start of 2019, they'll embark on their End of the Road tour with a stop in San Diego slated for Feb. 7 at Viejas Arena.

    "All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. 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," the band said in a press release.

    While the announcement was made a month ago on America's Got Talent, this is the first time Live Nation is releasing the tour's specific dates and cities, and we're lucky enough to be able to count San Diego among the band's last concerts ever. 

    The last time the band played America's Finest City was in 2014 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre (now called Mattress Firm Amphitheatre) in Chula Vista, and former guitarist Ace Frehley, now a longtime San Diego resident, played a solo show at Belly Up in early 2017.

    There was really no chance they'd miss Frehley's adopted hometown for their last hurrah, right?

    Kiss Meet & Greet Experiences will be available 10 a.m on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Kiss Army pre-sales start 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at KissOnline.com. Otherwise, tickets for the general public start 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at LiveNation.com.

    Rutger Ansley Rosenborg has been an Associate Editor at NBC SoundDiego since 2016. Find out more here, or contact him here.