KISS Icon Paul Stanley Won’t Rule Out Former Bandmates Returning for Final Tour

by Jonathan Howard

Listen up KISS Army, because Paul Stanley has some interesting news. Stanley says he won’t rule out a reunion with former bandmates. The final show of this tour is coming up, allegedly the last ever, and members like Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Bruce Kulick could join Gene Simmons and Stanley.

Earlier in the tour, both Stanley and Simmons had their own battles with COVID-19. Some shows were postponed. Simmons had planned out his first-ever art exhibit and had to push that back as well due to the illness. However, they are both back and ready to go.

The tour has shows scheduled out all the way into 2022. While the entire band has not rejoined forces yet, Stanley thinks that one place might be able to get them on the same stage. The birthplace of KISS. New York!

“It seems only natural to be in New York,” Stanley said to Ultimate Classic Rock. “That is where the band started, and that was really the background for the band getting together and writing these songs and played loft parties and played clubs starting with an audience of probably 10 people. It seems we should go full circle.”

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the band. However, the final show of this tour is likely to be in late 2022. KISS Army and fans everywhere are hoping that a full reunion can happen in the coming year. As of now, Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick have both let their interest be known. Paul Stanley isn’t going to rule anything out but hasn’t thought about the logistics.

“Honestly, we haven’t really thought that far down the road. We’re having a ball.”

KISS Continues Tour with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

Of course, KISS is an international phenomenon. The band has some of the most loyal fans in the world in the KISS Army and that reflects their tour dates. Through the month of October, the band finishes up their slate of shows in the states before heading to Honduras for a show.

However, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and the band are going to take a two-month break following that show in Honduras. They come back in December with a month and a half slate of shows at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

Then, they take off on an international tour for a number of dates in 2022. It seems like this is going to be the last time to catch the band on tour. So, naturally, a new biopic is coming out detailing the lives of the KISS members and their early years. The film is being cast and planned already. Maybe it will be done in time for the band’s would-be full reunion show in New York next year? We can only hope so!