Skeptics might doubt KISS’s End of the Road jaunt is truly going to be “the final tour ever,” given most bands’ difficulty in actually staying off the road after they’ve said goodbye. But the long-running masked rockers haven’t ever floated the “final tour” thing before, so let’s assume Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and company are telling the truth. That would mean this is Spokane’s last chance to see some true pioneers in rock ’n’ roll stage excess and showmanship. And if the firebombs, sparklers, stage blood and Simmons’ flickering tongue aren’t enough of an attraction, how about a night full of tunes from America’s classic-rock canon: “Love Gun,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City” and more.
— Dan Nailen