Sad news from KISS camp.
Paul Stanley is badly sick due to which KISS has canceled its Australian tour.
Paul was expected to recover in a day or two but this has become quite serious now.
Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.
“Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our ‘End Of The Road’ tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep. We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally, we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS.”
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said:
“We are devastated with the cancelation of the Australian tour. We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome. We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”
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Currently, KISS is on its farewell tour which is expected to continue for two more years. The band kicked off the tour on January 31st in Vancouver, Canada and currently features 186 additional dates that run through October 3, 2020, in Fort Worth, United States.
KISS is making a hell lot of money on this tour, which was revealed by Gene Simmons. Simmons hinted the farewell tour would likely gross between $150 million and $200 million, “not counting ancillaries, licensing, merchandise and stuff like that.” Interestingly there have been accusations of band members lip-syncing on this tour. This was observed on their first leg of the tour. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach defended the band saying that the band did not lip-sync at the show he attended.
Kiss will perform their final show on July 17, 2021, in New York City with most of the previous members expected to join them on stage.