KISS’ show at Moda Center in Portland, OR had a reported audience of 12,379 / 13,543 (91.41%) with a reported gross of $1,428,102.
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was recently interviewed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the band’s “End Of The Road” farewell tour, which kicked off in Vancouver last month.
“It started with Gene [Simmons, bass/vocals] and Paul [Stanley, guitar/vocals], obviously,” Thayer said. “I know that they wanted to go out with a tour celebrating 45 years of doing it while the band is still in prime form, go out and do a show that’s above and beyond anything we’ve done and do it while we can still do a show as well as we ever could. We cover a lot of ground in the show. We’re covering all the eras.”
According to Thayer, the tour is “a more emotional experience” than previous KISS tours because fans know “that every time we play in a city it’s going to be the last time KISS goes on tour and plays there. It’s really the last opportunity for KISS fans to come see the band,” he said. “It’s a lot of emotions, but that’s kind of what’s charging us on this and getting us pumped up. We spent a lot of time getting ready for this.”