KISS frontman Paul Stanley thinks he could play into his 90s if dressed onstage in t-shirt and jeans
KISS frontman Paul Stanley was recently interviewed by AZ Central with his band just starting its End of the Road World Tour.
In terms of KISS‘ final tour, Stanley advised (with slight edits):
“It’s a celebration and a time for both the band and the fans to congregate and acknowledge what we created together. If anybody needs a validation or justification for their love of the band, this tour is it. And we’re so lucky to be able to, on our terms, decide that this will be the last tour.”
Stanley continued: “There’s nothing somber about it… There’s nothing bittersweet. It’s all sweet. It’s an awesome, awesome time for the band and an awesome time to celebrate.”
Both Stanley and his long-time KISS bandmate Gene Simmons have expressed concerns that they will not be able to continue dressing up much longer in heavy high heel boots with 40 pounds with of gear. Stanley is 67 years old while Simmons is currently 69 years of age. Stanley noted: “I know that the band can deliver the greatest show ever… Can I say that two years from today or five years from today? If we were onstage in T-shirts and jeans, yeah, I could do this into my 90s. But take any of those bands and put 40 pounds of gear on them and let me know if they make it through a tour.”
Stanley added: “We all realized everything is finite, everything comes to an end in some way or another… And as opposed to bands that do a final tour because they hate each other, we’re doing a final tour because we actually have never gotten along better or had more fun and that’s the time to go out and raise the flag.”
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Paul Stanley at AZ Central‘s website.