What KISS promises is its final tour kicks off Thursday (Jan. 31) night in Vancouver. But it will likely be a while before the actual final farewell.

“This is going to last a few years,” Paul Stanley tells Billboard about the End of the Road World Tour, which has currently announced dates announced through Dec. 3, including a KISS Kruise setting sail Oct. 30. But, he adds, rest assured the group isn’t kidding about saying goodbye to the road.

“It’s been 45 years,” Stanley says, “and we want to be able to do this with the fortitude and with the respect for our legacy that it deserves. We felt it was time to make a conscious decision that this is the last tour and go out in a blaze of glory and take a victory lap and spend a very special evening with fans around that world.”

Source: Billboard