Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers Kiss wowed fans with their arena-ready anthems and over-the-top pyrotechnics when the band’s End of The Road tour stopped Friday at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
As the name of the tour suggests, this is the last time Kiss is taking their show on the road. After the tour takes them to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and then around the world, they’ll play Newark and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in August before heading overseas again.
“This is the End of the Road tour, but we got so much to be thankful for, so much to celebrate,” Kiss frontman Paul Stanley told fans while getting nostalgic between songs. “We got our first gold album given to us in Nassau Coliseum. First time we ever came out to Long Island we played The Daisy, which was on Route 110 in Amityville, in 1973.”
Kiss started off the set with “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Loud,” and “Duece.” Bassist Gene Simmons did his fire-breathing bit during “War Machine.” For the encore, they played “Beth,” “Do You Love Me,” and, of course, “Rock And Roll All Night.”
Fans cheered as Stanley touted his local ties.
“My dad used to live at exit 36, so I know my way around here,” he said. “It feels awesome on this End of the Road to be up on stage for y’all.”