KISS surprise fans and cancel Australian tour days before it was meant to begin
Rock legends KISS have cancelled their planned farewell tour of Australia just days before it was meant to begin.
KISS fans have been through a whirlwind, as the group rescheduled the first date of the tour three days before announcing the cancellation.
This is due to the founding member and guitarist Paul Stanley’s ill health, and the new start date of the tour would have been the 19th of November in Adelaide.
However, the band decided to pull the plug on the entire tour.
“TEG Live and One World Entertainment, the promoters of KISS, regrets to advise the November/December tour has been cancelled,” a statement released reads.
“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.”
“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.”
The news has devastated the loyal fanbase, as the tour has been billed as the last-ever Australian tour for KISS.
“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,” Stanley said in a statement.
“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.”
Information on refunds for the KISS tour can be found here, and those who purchased tickets via card can expect full refunds in their accounts within 14 days.
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