Kiss Cancels Australian Tour: Paul Stanley Illness

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Kiss and the promoters of the Australia and New Zealand edition of their End of the Road tour announced today (Nov. 14) that the tour, due to commence next Tues., Nov. 19, has been cancelled due to illness.

Earlier this week U.S. doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand.

The same day of the cancellation, Kiss revealed the last legs of their End of the Road tour. Concerts are now scheduled through Oct. 2, 2020. It will officially close on July 21, 2021 at a New York location yet to be named.

The statement about the Australia dates noted it was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However 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.

The tour will presumably continue with the band’s five-date tour of Japan, scheduled to begin Dec. 8. After a break, Kiss returns in 2020, with a pair of U.S. dates in March, followed by an extensive run in South America and Europe, and another 20 U.S. dates. Tickets on sale here and here.

Stanley said: “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 cancellation . We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”

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.

Watch Kiss perform on Sept. 9, 2019

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

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  1. Ratbone
    #1 Ratbone 15 November, 2019, 00:22

    I thought people were getting smart and found out what I always knew. Kiss is all show and no real talent. I’ve heard garage bands who sound more talented.

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