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KISS brings End of the Road World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 21

KISS brings End of the Road World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 21
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From a press release:

Following an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock ‘n’ roll legends, KISS recently announced that they will begin their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named End of the Road.

Today, after selling more than half a million tickets at their initial on sale, KISS added a second leg to the tour starting this summer in North America, as well as new international markets.

Produced by Live Nation, this leg will stop at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The only other Pennsylvania dates announced so far are Friday, March 29 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and Saturday, March 30 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Tickets for the Hershey concert, which start at $34.60 (processing fees apply), go on sale next Monday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

KISS meet and greet experiences will be available starting Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club pre-sales will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.

The initial End of the Road tour announcement was made on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which sent the Internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city would get one final KISS show. Once the first leg went on sale, some dates sold out instantly.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock ‘n’ roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, have said that this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

“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,” KISS said.

Formed in New York City in December of 1972, KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Easily identified by its members’ trademark face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid and late-1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics.

With record-breaking tours around the globe, KISS is one of the bestselling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 million RIAA-certified albums. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation, transcending age, race, and creed. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “hottest band in the world” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert in Hershey. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Dec. 3. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.