KISS Pay Tribute To Murdered "Shandee" At Mackay Concert
March 17, 2013, a year ago
At their show last night (March 16th) in Mackay, Australia, KISS dedicated the song 'Shandi ' to local girl Shandee Blackburn who was tragically killed a few weeks before the concert.
According to News.com.au, Shandee Blackburn would have been front and centre when KISS took to the stage in her hometown.
Instead, her family watched in delight as lead singer Paul Stanley last night did an acoustic version of the band's song 'Shandi' for Shandee. Ms Blackburn was stabbed to death early last month as she walked home from work. She was less than a block from home when her attacker struck.
"I think everyone knows about a girl called Shandee Blackburn," Stanley told the Mackay crowd. "We lost her and we wish she could be here with us, so why don't we sing a song for her, all of us."
Shandee's mother Vicki said she had no idea the band had agreed to their request to play the song she'd named her daughter for.
"I wasn't looking forward to it (the concert)," she said.
"It was just another one of those days where Shandee should have been there. I was quite angry that she couldn't be there."