It seems that Paul Stanley has firmly refuted speculations regarding a potential KISS residency at the new Sphere in Las Vegas
Despite the buzz generated by U2‘s ongoing residency at this innovative venue, which boasts a colossal 16K wraparound LED screen and an astounding 167,000 speakers within its 366-foot-tall orb located to the east of the Las Vegas Strip, it seems that KISS won’t be following suit.
“I can’t speak to it in any other way except to be honest with you about how I feel now, and the way I feel today is … I can’t really see that happening,” Stanley relayed to Ultimate Classic Rock. “As far as I’m concerned, we’re done.”
In March of this year, KISS made an announcement regarding the final shows of their farewell tour, which will conclude with two consecutive performances at Madison Square Garden in New York at the close of 2023. The North American tour’s grand finale will take place during the MSG concerts scheduled for December 1 and December 2.
Back in October 2021, KISS had to cancel their second Las Vegas residency. Initially, Las Vegas Review-Journal writer John Katsilometes cited “soft ticket sales” as the reason for the cancellation. However, it’s worth noting that this mention was later removed from his article.
KISS had previously set up residency in Sin City in November 2014, with a nine-show run hosted at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino. This extraordinary series of performances was captured and subsequently released as the “Kiss Rocks Vegas” DVD and Blu-ray set in August 2016.