Kiss cancels Pennsylvania concert after co-frontman Paul Stanley tests positive for COVID-19

Kiss cancels Pennsylvania concert after co-frontman Paul Stanley tests positive for COVID-19


The final leg of the Kiss End Of The Road World Tour, which had been delayed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing more trouble. 

The legendary rockers announced they have canceled Thursday’s show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania after co-frontman Paul Stanley tested positive for the virus.

Initially, fans took to social media to share their outrage over the 11th hour postponement after word circulated on Twitter that Stanley had been dealing with some sort of health concerns with his heart.

But he and the band have since gone public to set the record straight on what prompted them to cancel the show. 

Show canceled: Legendary rockers Kiss canceled the scheduled concert on Thursday, August 26, in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania after co-frontman Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19

Show canceled: Legendary rockers Kiss canceled the scheduled concert on Thursday, August 26, in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania after co-frontman Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19

Just before 4:30 pm local time, the lead singer and guitarist shot down the heart issue rumor on Twitter.

‘PEOPLE!!! I am fine! I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense,’ the 69-year-old explained in a tweet.

The vague news did not sit well with a slew of Kiss fans who claimed the show was canceled just before the venue was set to open.

‘Okay, so then what’s going on? Having people wait over a year to see you, cancel 20 minutes before gates open? You should talk to security, that’s what my friend was told,’ wrote one angry would-be concertgoer.

Initially, Stanley, 69, shot down rumors on Twitter that he was dealing with some sort of health concert with his heart

Initially, Stanley, 69, shot down rumors on Twitter that he was dealing with some sort of health concert with his heart

Fan reaction: Stanley's tweet where he scoffed at rumors about his heart issue did not sit well with many Kiss fans who claimed the show was canceled just before the venue was set to open

Fan reaction: Stanley’s tweet where he scoffed at rumors about his heart issue did not sit well with many Kiss fans who claimed the show was canceled just before the venue was set to open

Most people just wanted to know exactly why Kiss wouldn’t be hitting the stage after more than a year of waiting due to the pandemic with questions like: ‘Why did you cancel the Pittsburgh concert at the last minute?’

About 20 minutes after Stanley’s initial tweet, the band issued a statement on its official Twitter page and website.     

‘Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated,’ the statement read before going into detail about the safety measures already in place.

‘The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everybody is closely following all CDC guidelines.’

Band statement: About 20 minutes after Stanley's initial tweet, the band issued a statement on its official Twitter page and website

Band statement: About 20 minutes after Stanley’s initial tweet, the band issued a statement on its official Twitter page and website

The tour had only just restarted with the first of its rescheduled shows on August 18 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

So far there’s no official word on the status of their next scheduled concert, which is on Saturday, August 28, in Raleigh, North Carolina at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.

The current tour has the band out on the road through the rest on the year, and well into 2022, as of now.

Fans who have already bought tickets should check back with the band’s website, as the situation unravels in the coming days and beyond. 

Kiss have previously confirmed that they plan on finishing their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last trek out on the road before retiring.

End of the road: Kiss have previously confirmed that they plan on finishing their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last trek out on the road before retiring; Stanley and co-frontman and bassist Gene Simmons are the remaining two original Kiss members

End of the road: Kiss have previously confirmed that they plan on finishing their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last trek out on the road before retiring; Stanley and co-frontman and bassist Gene Simmons are the remaining two original Kiss members

source: dailymail.co.uk