KISS Cancels Four Shows After Gene Simmons Gets Covid-19
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 27: Gene Simmons of KISS performs on stage during End Of The Road World Tour at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
He’s Experiencing Mild Symptoms
KISS’ Gene Simmons has tested positive for Covid-19. He’s the second member of the band to contract the virus, and the band was left no choice but to postpone the next four scheduled concerts on the North American leg of their End of the Road World Tour. The dates are as follows – September 1 in Clarkston, Michigan; September 2 in Dayton, Ohio; September 4 in Tinley Park, Illinois; and September 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They’re hoping to resume by September 9.
“Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms,” the band said in a statement posted on Twitter. “The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”
This news comes mere days after frontman and singer Paul Stanley reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. KISS said in a press release that the band members and their crew were “fully vaccinated” and they all “operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows.”
“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my ass,” Stanley tweeted on Monday. “It’s over now.”