“And I’ll tell you why it’s real. Because I’m 69; I still have some hair on my head [and] lots more on my back. It has to be [real], because I wear seven-, eight-inch platform boots; our outfits… mine wears at least 40 pounds; I’ve gotta spit fire and fly through the air and do all that kind of stuff. I don’t like heights, so if you put [Mick] Jagger and Bono, who are both great, and you stick ’em in my outfit, they’d pass out in a half hour. We’re the hardest-working band in show business — period. This is a good time to go — have some dignity, go when you’re doing… So this is gonna be a long tour — two to three years… maybe longer. Two, three years we’re gonna stay out there while it’s still good. The last thing you wanna do is introduce yourself, and we have been, for 45 years, ‘All right’ — put in the city — ‘you want the best. You’ve got the best. The hottest band in the world: KISS.’ Why would you wanna do that when they [see] four fat guys walk out there with the jowls hanging off of ’em. No, you don’t wanna do that.”
So far, KISS have announced the first series of dates on the End of the Road tour, including a stop in Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum on March 1st.