KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons believes that the band’s “End Of The Road” tour will gross nearly $200 million.
The trek launched January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is expected to last two to three years and extend around the world.
Asked by The Wall Street Journal in a new interview how much money he will personally make from the tour, Gene said: “Let’s just say Paul [Stanley, KISS co-founder] and I are partners, and everybody else works for the organization. Everybody gets paid very well. I don’t want to quote figures, but this will be $150- or $200-million gross tour, not counting ancillaries, licensing, merchandise and stuff like that. It goes without saying that we also, in our restaurants and other places, hire vets, give to philanthropy and stuff like that. But how embarrassing is it before each show if I held up a check and said, ‘Look what a nice guy I am’?”