Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth will be the opening act on Kiss’ 2020 farewell tour.
The news comes after Roth confirmed he will be bringing a solo residency to Las Vegas next year, bringing a set of hits to nine shows at the House of Blues. He will be playing these shows between the dates of the Kiss farewell tour. The announcement of his solo shows also came with Roth quashing any talk of a Van Halen reunion, saying, the band was “finished” and “ isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know.”
Roth also recently sparked some controversy when he took credit for the guitar solos on Van Halen’s debut album, saying “I wrote the songs. I wrote every word you heard, every syllable, every melody. I structured out even the guitar solos on that first album… I designed the backgrounds on the stage. I came up with the album covers. I thought of the stripes on the guitar. I’m the one who said, ‘Call it Van Halen.’”
Kiss have been on their End of the Road farewell tour since January this year. It’s set to end with a show in New York on 17 July, 2021. The upcoming 2020 leg of the tour that will feature David Lee Roth begins on 1 February in Manchester, New Hampshire, and finishes 2 October in Fort Worth, Texas.
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