Thursday, November 14, 2019

KISS cancel Australian tour due to illness

KISS have cancelled an Australian tour due to illness.

Scheduled to begin next week, the band originally postponed the start of the trek when Paul Stanley was diagnosed with a bad case of influenza, and now the rocker has additional health issues to address.

“It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned,” says KISS in a statement. “However unfortunately this has not occurred. 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,” says Stanley. “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.”

In addition to the regular tour stops, KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.

Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 10 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will be contacted via phone in the next 15 days to arrange for a full refund.

For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December.

KISS are next scheduled to perform a series of five shows in Japan in December.
End Of The Road farewell tour

Australia 2019

Nov 19 – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
Nov 21 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
Nov 22 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
Nov 23 – Newcastle, AU @ Supercars 500
Nov 26 – Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena
Nov 28 – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre
Nov 30 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
Dec 03 – Perth, AU @ RAC Arena

** all shows cancelled as of November 14

See also:

KISS postpone Australian tour launch due to illness
KISS plan reunion at final farewell concert
KISS reveal final farewell concert date
KISS: Gene Simmons undergoes kidney stone surgery
Search KISS at hennemusic