In the last several weeks, the world has been broken hearted at the news of several more famous rock n’ rollers announcing their retirements from touring. The most recent announcement has been from the iconic rock band KISS. Announcing their retirement on the season finale of “America’s Got Talent”, the band played their hit single “Detroit Rock City”, and released their “End of the Road Tour”. Tour dates have not yet been released, but it is believed to be a multi-year, worldwide tour. KISS bassist and founding member stated, “It will be a three year long tour starting in January 2019. It will be our most spectacular tour ever, hitting all continents.”
KISS lead singer and co-founding member Paul Stanley also commented on the tour, “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. We’ll go out the same way we came in, unapologetic and unstoppable.”
Also announced in recent weeks was the retirement of Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band. The tour will start in November in Detroit, where Seger got his performing start, and will run until May of 2019 ending in Houston. The tour went on sale Friday at 10 am. However, Seger will not be traveling to Indianapolis. Instead of playing in Indy, Seger will be performing in Fort Wayne. Forcing dedicated fans to travel the multi-hour trip north, or make the journey south to his show in Louisville.
Also announced this week in the retiring rock and roll world, Elton John will be making a stop at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 25 2019, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, as his currently booked tour is 100% sold out. Tickets will be available to the general public starting on October 5.