October 20th, 2023 was one for the books. Why? Well, that was the night KISS brought their End of the Road Tour to Detroit Rock City. It was a night we’ll never forget.
KISS is a big deal no matter where you go. However, KISS is a very big deal here in Detroit Rock City. I mean, I don’t hear any songs of theirs celebrating Cleveland, or Chicago, or Dallas. KISS has shown Detroit lots of love over the years, and the city returned their appreciation at Little Caesars Arena on the 20th.
It was a huge night at LCA and the whole city was buzzing. Safe to say KISS didn’t disappoint, either. Their setlist that night included more than 20 songs and almost all of their hits. Before the show, I remember telling a friend the band will either start or end with “Detroit Rock City.” It only makes sense. You can’t throw it in the middle of the set. Not while you’re in Detroit.
My guess proved to be correct, as they opened with the song celebrating our beloved city, according to Setlist.fm. I think that was the right call. You want to start off on the right foot, and that’s the way to do it. It set the tone for the whole night. It would also be a major bummer to close out the show with it, making Detroit wait. I support what they did. In the end, they closed the show with “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Always end with a hit. KISS knows how to play the game.
The End of the Road Tour Goes On
Other hits played that night included: “Beth,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Love Gun,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” and more, according to Setlist.fm. They brought their A-Game to Detroit, that’s for sure. While the Detroit show has come and gone, it’s not the end of the road, yet! The tour will conclude in New York City at Madison Square Garden on December 2nd. Only fitting as that’s where the band is from (and the biggest city in the country). Before they make it to New York, KISS still has shows in Texas, California, Washington, Canada, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland. Worth noting, some of those stops are very close to Detroit. If you didn’t catch them at Little Caesars Arena, or want to see them one more time you’ll have a chance! Toronto, Indianapolis, and Chicago aren’t very far! Could be worth the trip!