The group was scheduled to perform in Tennessee on Friday

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After previously cancelling their two Canadian shows, KISS have announced their performance tonight at Thompson-Boling Arena in Tennessee is not happening. After cancelling their show in Ottawa on November 21 due to an “illness in the band party,” the group revealed that frontman Paul Stanley had been battling the flu, making their Toronto gig a no-go as well. Stanley shared a picture of himself in his hotel room bed, hooked up to an IV drip, which can be seen below.

“Toronto And Ottawa, I’ve done everything possible to get onstage and be a part of the incredible 2 1/2 hour celebration we planned but this flu has made it impossible,” Stanley said on X, formerly Twitter. “I along with Gene, Tommy and Eric couldn’t be more disappointed and send our deepest apologies.”

KISS are scheduled to play at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse tomorrow, November 25, in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are gaps in their schedule on November 26, November 28, and November 30, which are padded in for travel and rest, but the group could potentially reschedule their Knoxville show on one of those days. However, getting back to Canada before their final two shows on December 1 and December 2 in New York City seems logistically impossible at this point.

Earlier this week, KISS announced several special events and immersive experiences as part of their New York City Take-Over. The events coincide with their last two performances ever, set to take place at the storied Madison Square Garden on December 1 and December 2. The events include pop-up merch shops, immersive experiences, and more.

“We are celebrating our Final live shows ever, taking place at Madison Square Garden December 1 and December 2, with an epic NYC takeover! To celebrate this historic moment, various takeover activations and experiential events are scheduled across a 5-day period. In partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s industry-leading merchandise and brand management company, we have carefully curated and developed these events to pay tribute to our deep legacy and history with New York City.”

A staple of the take-over will be pop-up merchandise booths, put on with the band’s merchandising partner, Bravado.

“I’ve been a fan of KISS since I was 7 years old, and our team has enjoyed being a part of the KISS Franchise for the last 10 years.” said Matt Young, President, Bravado. “Bravado is honored to commemorate this extraordinary moment in the band’s legendary career by partnering with them to execute this massive NYC Takeover.”

“We’re thrilled to be performing our final shows at MSG since the band originated in New York City over 50 years ago,” KISS said of their final shows. “We are thankful for our long legacy of fans, the KISS Army, and excited to be celebrating through these activations.”

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KISS [The Rock Revival]

KISS have confirmed that they will be live-streaming their entire final concert on Pay-Per-View. The show is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fans can stream online at, or order through their cable or satellite provider in the United States and Canada.

“KISS was born in New York City. On 23rd Street. Half a century ago. It will be a privilege and honor to finish touring at Madison Square Garden, 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started,” KISS said in a statement.

To order the PPV of the band’s final performance ever, go HERE.

The band’s final show was originally set to take place at Madison Square Garden on July 17, 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed a bulk of the band’s End of the Road Tour. The band resumed the run on August 18, 2021 and have been touring the world since saying goodbye to their diehard fans.

It has been a wild run since the band embarked on their final run. Since 2019, The Rock Revival has been along for the ride documenting the entire End of the Road Tour. Revisit our reviews and live photo galleries from Philadelphia (2019), Allentown (2020), and Atlantic City (2021). 

“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,” KISS said in a statement before the initial launch of the tour. “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.”

KISS are one of the most successful acts in music history, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The band broke into the mainstream in 1974 with their self-titled debut album. In 1977, the band won the People’s Choice Award for Best New Song for “Beth.” KISS were nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in 1999 for Best Hard Rock Performance.

KISS final tour dates 2023

September 1 – Crandon, WI – Crandon International Raceway
October 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
October 29 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
November 1 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena
November 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
November 6 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
November 8 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

November 10 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
November 12 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
November 13 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
November 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
November 18 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
November 19 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre

November 21 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre [CANCELLED]
November 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena [CANCELLED]
November 24 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena [CANCELLED]

November 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
November 27 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
November 29 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
December 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
December 2 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden