According to a report from UPI.com, the legendary 1970s rock band, KISS, had to cancel their tour of the Australian continent due to the illness of the guitar player and co-vocalist of the band, Paul Stanley. On Facebook this Wednesday, TEG Live, as well as Promoters One World Entertainment, announced KISS wouldn’t be performing in Australia or in New Zealand.
The 67-year-old guitar player recently was diagnosed with the flu and is also now fighting a throat infection as well. For that reason, Paul needs to rest for approximately two weeks. Stanley said in his statement that “words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment” regarding the cancelation of their shows.
Stanley concluded his statement by claiming he and the rest of the band wanted to see if it would eventually clear up in time for their performance, however, it didn’t, so they had to cancel. Earlier this month, the band postponed their opening concert in Perth, Australia, to Saturday, in the hopes that Stanley would get better.
However, the rest of the concerts were canceled. Both of the aforementioned entertainment companies said they were “devastated” that the band had to cancel their shows in Australia and New Zealand. “We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery,” their statement read.
Reportedly, the End Of The Road tour was supposed to be the band’s final world tour as a group. They started on the 31st of January in Vancouver, Canada, and were scheduled to close it out on the 3rd of October, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas.
This isn’t the only complication that the band has run into as of late. On the 1st of October, it was reported by Rachelle Lewis that Gene Simmons had to be hospitalized on account of a kidney stone procedure.
The publication, TMZ, revealed that Simmons was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA in the first week of October. Gene was dealing with complications from kidney stones, to the point where he had to go under the knife to have them removed.