KISS Forced to Postpone Show Due to Gene Simmons Health Issue

by Megan Molseed

KISS has announced the postponement of the group’s next four concerts. This news comes in response to the recent announcement that the band’s lead singer, Gene Simmons, has tested positive for COVID-19.

These postponements have been made so members of the band, and the crew, can take precautions while Simmons recovers from the virus.

So far, notes the band in a recent statement, the Gene Simmons’ diagnosis will only affect four of the tour’s upcoming tour dates.

According to reports, all of the KISS band members and crew members will be spending the next ten days self-isolating following the news of Simmons’ diagnosis.

COVID-19 Slows Down KISS Tour

This announcement comes just days after the popular rock group canceled a scheduled show. After the band revealed another KISS bandmember, Paul Stanley, had tested positive for the virus.

In the Tuesday statement, KISS noted that while Stanley had recently announced his recovery from the virus, Simmons was beginning to experience mild COVID-19 symptoms after he had just tested positive for the virus.

“The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days, noted the statement. “Doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”

“All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced,” KISS adds in the announcement. “More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly.”

The band plans on restarting the tour once the self-isolating timeline is complete. The tour will resume on September 9 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif.

In a Monday night Twitter post, Paul Stanely noted that his COVID-19 symptoms were fairly mild. Especially compared to what others have experienced.

“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you,” the KISS rocker said in the Monday night tweet.

Stanley added that even with the milder symptoms he was still pretty ill, but, he noted, “It’s over now.”

The postponed concerts include the September 1 performance in Clarkston, Michigan; the September 2 show in Dayton, Ohio; a September 4 performance in Tinley Park, Illinois, and a September 5 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Band Will Soon Be Ready To Get Back On the Road

According to a recent statement, all members of KISS, including the crew members, have been vaccinated.

As of now, the band reports, Gene Simmons is displaying only mild symptoms of the virus.

The KISS tour titled “The Final Tour Event Ever: End of the Road” will run through early October. Following the end of the “Final Tour Event Ever: End of the Road,” KISS will be performing on a popular KISS Kruise in Miami Florida.

Following these performances, the band will begin a twelve-show Las Vegas run. These performances will take place in late December.