Paul Stanley advises there is no room for obscure songs in KISS’ expanded 25 song setlist
KISS have announced the first round of dates today for their upcoming End Of The Road World Tour, which starts in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 31, 2018. KISS previously announced that they would be expanding their setlist from 16 to 25 songs for their final tour.
Singer and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, singer and bassist Gene Simmons and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer were recently interviewed by Billboard. With respect to the setlist, Stanley advised:
“For all the audience saying ‘When are you going to record a new album or will you play a deep cut?’ Why? We have ‘Detroit Rock City,’ ‘Love Gun,’ ‘Rock and Roll All Night,’ “Shout Out Loud,’ ‘Firehouse,’ ‘Hotter Than Hell,’ and the list goes on and on…. There isn’t room for some obscure song. Songs that are obscure are obscure for a reason.”
Stanley added, “And if we’re going to please a handful of diehards, the real crazy diehards and have 20,000 other people go ‘What’s that?’ or “Let’s go out and get a Coke’ then we are failing the masses. We wouldn’t do that.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Stanley, Simmons and Thayer at Billboard.