Sad news as KISS has announced the cancellation of its previously announced Australian tour due to illness. Earlier this week, it was announced that 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 and the cancellation of New Zealand. The thinking by doctors was that the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for recovery so the tour could proceed. Unfortunately, Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer. Two of the shows were sold out for what was to be their last tour of the continent. 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.
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 cancelation 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.”