KISS cancel opening show of their 2023 UK tour

The farewell dates are scheduled to take place this summer

KISS have cancelled the opening show of their 2023 UK headline tour.

The band announced a run of six dates on these shores last December as part of their ‘End Of The Road’ world tour. Scheduled for this summer, the concerts are billed as Gene Simmons and co’s last-ever live appearances together in the United Kingdom.

KISS had been set to begin the stint at the Home Park stadium in Plymouth next Saturday (June 3). However, a statement on the venue’s website has now confirmed that the gig has been shelved.


“Sadly, KISS and Robomagic, the show’s promoter, have today announced that they are having to cancel the opening night of the upcoming KISS UK tour,” it read.

Organisers went on to cite “travel, equipment and logistical complications” as the reasons for the cancellation.

KISS performing live onstage in 2022
KISS performing in 2022. CREDIT: Francesco Prandoni/ Getty

“Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for other UK shows,” the statement added. Fans have been directed to contact their point of purchase for further information.

The message continued: “Home Park are disappointed but understand the logistical constraints and wish the band all the best for the rest of the tour.”

A spokesperson for the venue said: “We are really sorry to hear that KISS can no longer perform at Home Park Stadium this summer.”


The UK leg of KISS’ ‘End Of The Road’ tour now comprises five dates, including a show at The O2 in London. See the full itinerary below, and buy any remaining tickets here.

05 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham,
06 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

05 – The O2, London
07 – AO Arena, Manchester 
08 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow 

Upon announcing the farewell concerts, KISS said in a joint statement: “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.”

In other news, KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently clarified the controversial comments he made about gender reassignment surgery in children.

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