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KISS Goes Out
With A Bang

In Toledo

Tommy Thayer

Tommy Thayer

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

KISS

KISS

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Eric Singer

Eric Singer

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Eric Singer

Eric Singer

KISS

KISS

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

KISS

KISS

KISS

KISS

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Tommy Thayer

Tommy Thayer

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

KISS

KISS

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

August 26, 2021

KISS recently restarted their End Of The Road tour and they made a stop at the Huntington Center in Toledo Wednesday night for one final performance in that city. 

Long time fans know that Toledo, Detroit and Cleveland were the first cities to embrace KISS when they first came on the scene in the early 1970s.  Now, almost fifty years later, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley returned to celebrate with both old and new fans alike.

They also brought along a fantastic stage show that includes great lights, lasers, pyro, explosions, confetti, and did I say pyro?  Lots and lots of pyro.

Kicking off the show with "Detroit Rock City,"  the band plowed through twenty one songs in their two hour set. 

It doesn't matter if this was the first time or the fiftieth time that you've seen KISS, you know that you are going to get one hell of a show and the fans know what to expect.

Gene breaths fire.  Check.

Paul swings out into the crowd to a small stage at the end of the arena. CHECK.

Eric does a drum solo where the riser goes to the top of the arena (just like Peter did) CHECK.

Gene does a bass solo and spits up blood and plays "God Of Thunder." CHECK.

Tommy does a guitar solo and shoots out fireworks from his guitar (just like Ace did). CHECK.

KISS entertains the thousands of adoring fans who pay to see them.  CHECK.

It's like watching your favorite movie, you know what's going to happen but you still enjoy viewing it.

The only thing different is that Paul's voice isn't as strong as it once was.  But very few people in their 70's can hold up like they did in their heyday.  

Of course, all the hits and even a few deep cuts made the set.  "I Love It Loud," "Love Gun," "Tears are Falling" and even a song from 2009's Sonic Boom, "Say Yeah" were played. 

Everyone got exactly what they wanted.  Even the birthday boy, Gene Simmons, who turned 72, had the audience sing "Happy Birthday" to him.

Of course, every KISS show has to end with their anthem "Rock And Roll All Night" with huge confetti cannons which effectively brought this party to an end.

KISS may be on their long farewell tour, but they still bring an exciting show to their fans.

Review and photos by Greg Drugan