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TOMMY THAYER : KISS – END OF THE ROAD TOUR INTERVIEW 2022

KISS, LIVE, 2019 PHOTOCREDIT: IGOR VIDYASHEV/ATLASICONS

After an epic and storied career of over four decades, resulting in the selling of more than 100 million albums worldwide, rock n roll legends, KISS announced back in 2018 that they would be embarking on their final tour ever, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD … but then came the pandemic! Over the last couple of years, some shows went ahead, shows were cancelled, shows were rescheduled and even a few added. Finally, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer are now ready to rock’n’roll all nite with the KISS Army across Australia one last time in just a couple of weeks time.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers first visited our shores in 1980 during ‘KISSteria’, kick- starting a deep connection between the band and Aussie fans that has continued to thrive for more than four decades. With countless timeless hits like ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’ and the knock -em dead anthem that closes every KISS show Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, the KISS legacy has continued to grow, generation after generation.

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips caught up with Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer to chat about the upcoming End of The Road tour, the band’s career and his association with Gibson and Epiphone guitars.

NOTE: ANNOUNCED TODAY WAS TOMMY THAYER’S KISS GUITAR SOLO LESSONS FOR THE GIBSON APP
The new Gibson App simplifies the learning process and brings guitar-playing to life for the current and next generation of guitarists in a modern, comprehensive, and intuitive way. The Gibson App is the place to take your guitar-playing to the next level. New to the App this week is the Gibson App Guide, where players can get exclusive step-by-step guidance and instruction straight from the music icons who write and perform legendary songs. In the latest addition to the Gibson App Guide, fans can learn how to play KISS legend, guitarist Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer’s favorite iconic KISS guitar solos including “Shout It Out Loud,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Black Diamond,” and “Psycho Circus.” Learn each solo through video-guided lessons from Tommy Thayer himself showing you all of his hints and tricks to master the individual parts, then jump into the song lessons and refine those newly acquired solo skills. New Gibson App Guides are added regularly and include Jared James Nichols’ “Guide to Blues,” Richie Faulkner’s (Judas Priest) “Guide to Metal,” CELISSE’s “Guide to Songwriting,” and more. Watch the trailer for Tommy Thayer’s favorite KISS solos: HERE and play along to thousands of songs on the Gibson App, HERE.

KISS – END OF THE ROAD TOUR
Come and celebrate the extraordinary career and music of KISS. Tickets to some Australian shows still available
“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,” said KISS.

“KISS spare no cost when it comes to putting on one of the greatest rock shows on the planet. It’s flashy, it’s rockin’ and it has the energy and showmanship that made KISS a household name.”  OnMilwaukee

“An explosive thrill-ride.” The Oklahoman

“Unrelenting sound and fury — 20 hits and fan-favourites”.  Los Angeles Times

“The spectacle KISS brings to the live show has never failed. It was an explosive, unapologetic, bombastic KISS concert that shows exactly why the band has lasted this long.”Dress Reviews

“Whether it’s timeless, hard-hitting rock and roll, an unforgettable visual presentation or that relentless merchandising, KISS breathes fire in every aspect of its being, and, of course, very often literally.” iHeartRadio

KISS, LIVE, 2019 PHOTOCREDIT: IGOR VIDYASHEV/ATLASICONS

AUSTRALIAN CONCERT DATES 2022

Saturday August 20 ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Dead City Ruins
***SOLD OUT***

Sunday August 21 ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Rival Fire
***SOLD OUT***

Tuesday August 23 ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Dallas Crane

Friday August 26 QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  The Poor

Saturday August 27 QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Battle Snake

Tuesday August 30 ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SA
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  The Superjesus

Friday September 2 RAC ARENA, PERTH WA
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Legs Electric

Tuesday September 6 BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Wolfmother
***SOLD OUT***

Saturday September 10 CBUS SUPER STADIUM, GOLD COAST, QLD
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Supports:  Wolfmother & Tumbleweed
***NEW SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED***

KISS, Tommy 2019 PHOTOCREDIT: IGOR VIDYASHEV/ATLASICONS

Pic courtesy Epiphone

 

Pic courtesy Epiphone