KISS To Perform For Eight Fans And Great White Sharks In Australia Minus PAUL STANLEY
November 17, 2019, 22 days ago
KISS recently announced they were forced to cancel the upcoming Australian leg of their End Of The Road Farewell Tour due to frontman Paul Stanley's battle with the flu. Australia's 7News is now reporting that three band members will still perform Down Under as part of a paid deal with Airbnb for just eight fans.
KISS - minus Stanley - will still take to the stage off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia on November 18. While they stay above board on one vessel, the fans will be lowered beneath the surface of the water from a second boat into the viewing sub in an area known for shark activity. Tour group Adventure Bay Charters confirmed to 7News on Thursday the promotional show would go ahead without Paul Stanley. It will now be the only show played in Australia this year.
KISS posted the following update on their official website, announcing the cancellation of their Australian tour:
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans.
Earlier this week it was announced that 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. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. 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.
Paul 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."
With all concerts heavily sold and side view tickets released to cater for demand, to say the End Of The Road shows were eagerly-awaited is a massive understatement. KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said: “We are devastated with the cancellation 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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