Why was KISS concert Cancelled?
LOS ANGELES - Rocker Gene Simmons tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing "mild" symptoms, his band KISS announced Tuesday, prompting the group to postpone its next four tour dates, with plans of returning to the stage for its Sept. 9 show in Irvine. FOX 11 Los AngelesKISS tour dates postponed after Gene Simmons tests positive for COVID-19
"While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he had recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms," a post on the rockers' official Twitter account read. "The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at Five Point Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA." Ticketholders will be contacted, according to the announcement.
We are postponing the next four tour dates. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly. pic.twitter.com/b28fmrhWIe
— KISS (@kiss) August 31, 2021
Simmons, who had initially tested negative after Stanley fell ill, on Friday told TMZ that everyone on the group's current End of the Road tour was tested after the news about their bandmate. Everyone had already been vaccinated.
Tonight's #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/5UBvXmfWCY
— KISS (@kiss) August 26, 2021
Stanley said in his own statement on Aug. 30 that, although his symptoms were "mild," the virus "kicked my ass."
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 31, 2021
Just this month, Simmons spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about his views on masks and vaccines.
"But how sad is it that it's 'political'?" he said. "I don't care what party you're affiliated with, or whether you think the election was stolen or not, which is all delusional. The earth is not flat. And this is really serious stuff. There are people dying because governors —[Ron] DeSantis, cough, in Florida — are really hurting people by not mandating masks."
"Let's be honest: You can't drive through a red light. You don't have that freedom. You must wear a seatbelt," Simmons said. "You're not allowed to stand up in a movie theater and yell 'fire' just because you want to — that's incitement to riot. So these idiots who are complaining about getting COVID shots or not wearing masks are misunderstanding. They do not have the right to hurt other people. And this is a pandemic and it's very catchy potentially and you could be infecting other people, which is why I'm a firm believer that this should be a law."
KISS is far from the only artist to postpone or cancel shows in the wake of the pandemic. BTS, Garth Brooks, Stevie Nicks, Nine Inch Nails and others have done the same.
Band hopes to resume their End of the Road World Tour on September 9th
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UPDATED: Less than a week after KISS postponed a show because lead singer Paul Stanley had Covid, the band announced its tongue-wagging bassist Gene Simmons, 72, had also tested positive. As a result, the band postponed its next four shows, which are in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. KISS plans on returning to the stage […]
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Kiss’s next four concerts have been postponed because Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19, just five days after the band had to cancel a show because Paul Stanley had tested positive. The band made the announcement Tuesday, saying that the musicians and crew members will have to stay at home and self-isolate for the […]
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MSNBC’s Shaquille Brewster was broadcasting from Gulfport, Miss. Monday morning and talking about how Hurricane Ida had just passed through the area when a man in a white pickup truck stopped, got out of the vehicle and began yelling at Brewster to “report accurately.”
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“I’m going to turn this way because, you know, we deal with some people every once in a while,” Brewster said, while keeping his eye on the man and sending it back to anchor Craig Melvin in the studio.
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31 August, 2021 - 04:27pm
That’s prompting the group to postpone four more dates, starting with Wednesday's scheduled show at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Concerts in Dayton, Ohio; Tinley Park, Illinois; and Milwaukee are also affected.
Kiss said the band and its crew will isolate for the next 10 days, with hopes of restarting Sept. 9.
Stanley tweeted Monday that he is clear of COVID-19, and while his symptoms were “mild,” it nevertheless “kicked my ass.”
Kiss’s DTE show, part of the band’s End of the Road World Tour, was originally scheduled for September 2020 but rescheduled for this week because of last year’s pandemic shutdown.
The band had announced earlier Tuesday that the tour’s Australian leg, set for late this year, has been rebooked for next spring because of ongoing restrictions Down Under.
31 August, 2021 - 04:25pm
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Another member of the legendary rock group Kiss has tested positive for COVID-19.
Following a Friday announcement that Paul Stanley tested positive for the virus — and that the band was canceling the evening’s show as a result — Gene Simmons has also tested positive, and the group will be postponing multiple upcoming shows as a result.
"Kiss will postpone their next four tour dates. While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms," Kiss tweeted Tuesday. "The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA."
The Post has reached out to reps for Simmons for comment.
Purchased tickets for their "End of the Road" farewell tour will be honored at the new dates once they are announced, the post added. The now postponed shows were set to take place in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. The show canceled upon Stanley’s diagnosis was in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
In announcing the rockers’ breakthrough cases, Kiss has also revealed that the entire band and touring crew are fully vaccinated.
Members of Kiss "and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows," the band wrote in a statement following Stanley’s diagnosis. "The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines."
Stanley shared his experience with the virus on Twitter.
"My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you … It kicked my ass," he wrote Monday. "It’s over now."