Paul Stanley To Miss KISS’ Upcoming Show For Great White Sharks

As previously reported, KISS were recently forced to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. However, it has since been revealed that the remaining members of the band still intend to play their special show for great white sharks on November 18.

Adventure Bay Charters commented:

“Due to band member Paul Stanley’s illness, KISS concert promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced the tour was cancelled. We are sorry to hear this news that many fans lost the opportunity to join KISS last road trip concert, and we wish the best for Paul Stanley and a speedy recovery.

We are glad to announce that we will keep hosting KISS concert for the remaining band members, the shark trip will still go Monday, the Ocean will rock&roll! 8 lucky customers will jump on our shark warrior, using our unique underwater sub, enjoy a KISS live concert and Great White Sharks!

As part of Airbnb Animal Experience, the KISS concert will be performed on our White Shark Boat Shark Warrior. Thanks Airbnb and KISS for keeping this special concert planned for us! As the Airbnb host, our owner Matt Waller and Adventure Bay Charters will do our best to make sure everyone enjoys this lifetime experience.”

The concert will take place off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia. Human fans that attend will be able to check out the surrounding wildlife, including the sharks, which react to the low frequency sounds of rock music.

KISS Officially Announce 2020 North American Leg Of Their “End Of The Road” Tour

KISS have officially announced the 2020 North American leg of their “End Of The Road” tour. You can find the dates for that run below. As previously reported, the band’s final show will be held in New York on July 17, 2021.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 01 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Feb. 04 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Feb. 07 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 08 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 15 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 18 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
Feb. 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Feb. 22 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Feb. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 29 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
Mar. 02 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
Mar. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar. 06 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Mar. 09 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Mar. 10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Mar. 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar. 14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
Mar. 15 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sep. 03 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sep. 04 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Sep. 05 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sep. 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sep. 14 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Sep. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

KISS Cancel Australian Tour

KISS have been forced to cancel the Australian leg of their “End Of The Road” tour. The cancellation comes as a result of Paul Stanley’s illness.

The group issued the following statement:

“AUSTRALIAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness.

KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans.

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.

Paul 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.”

With all concerts heavily sold and side view tickets released to cater for demand, to say the ‘End Of The Road’ shows were eagerly-awaited is a massive understatement. KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said: “We are devastated with the cancellation 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.”

REFUNDS
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.

Alternatively, you can contact Ticketek at https://help.ticketek.com.au/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000131288.

For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December.”

KISS Reschedule Perth, Australia Show, Cancel Auckland, New Zealand Show

KISS have been forced to postpone their November 16 show in Perth, Australia until December 3 due to Paul Stanley suffering from the flu. As a result, the band’s previously scheduled December 3 show in Auckland, New Zealand had been cancelled.

The group issued the following statement:

“KISS were due to leave the U.S. tomorrow to kick off their eagerly awaited ‘End Of The Road’ tour in Perth this Saturday November 16.

Due to a bad case of Influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest for the next few days and not to undertake the long trip from Los Angeles to Perth. With the expectation of Australian audiences high, KISS don’t want to not give 100% and so have made changes to the Australian and New Zealand dates.

The Perth RAC Arena concert on November 16 has been rescheduled from the beginning to the end of the Australian tour and will now take place on Tuesday December 3.

All tickets to the November 16 concert are valid for the December 3 show and no exchange is necessary. Simply present your existing ticket(s) at RAC Arena on the new date. For patrons unable to attend on December 3, a refund is available until November 25. Please contact Ticketek on 132 849.

After the Australian dates end on December 3, KISS depart immediately for a Japanese tour. Therefore, the show originally on December 3 at Spark Arena, Auckland New Zealand cannot be rescheduled and will unfortunately be cancelled.

We sincerely apologises to fans. The Auckland date will be re-planned for a later stage of the ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour. All tickets to the Spark Arena concert will be refunded from the point of purchase. Please contact Ticketmaster.co.nz | 0800 111 999

The remainder of the tour remains unchanged and will now kick off at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 19.

The spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show ever, receiving amazing reviews from diehard KISS fans and the media. After sell-out shows through Europe and the US this year, the band are ready to thrill the KISS Army across Australia one last time.

To cater for the overwhelming demand, side view tickets have been released for all shows and are available from Ticketek.”

Here’s the band’s updated Australian schedule:

Nov. 19 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Nov. 21 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Nov. 22 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Nov. 23 – Supercars Newcastle 500
Nov. 26 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Nov. 28 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov. 30 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Dec. 03 – Rac Arena, Perth

Manager Doc McGhee Says All Former Members Of KISS Have Been Approached About Participating In The Band’s Final Concert

KISS are planning to play their final show in New York City on July 17, 2021 and it looks like things may go out with a big bang. During a Q&A on the 2019 KISS Kruise, manager Doc McGhee revealed that all of the band’s former members, including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, have been approached about taking part in the concert.

McGhee said the following:

“We want to include everybody that played with KISS to celebrate the 45 years of KISS. Everybody — Vinnie Vincent and everybody else — that [has] played with KISS is part of this whole celebration of 45 years. So we’re still looking at what we’re gonna do on the final show of KISS.”

However, he also added that it may be hard to have multiple members onstage at the same time:

“It’s pretty difficult. When people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.’ How do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen? So you say, ‘Okay. You don’t wear makeup and you wear makeup.’ And then they [Ace and Peter] go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ So it’s real hard to do, but we’ll figure it out because they’re very much a part of the heritage of KISS. And they’re acknowledged by Gene and Paul and everybody in this room as the founding members… So, it’s important to you guys [and] it’s important to us. It’s just a matter of the balance and we can bring it where it works for everybody and everybody is having a great time.”

[via Loudwire]

KISS Planning To Play Final “End Of The Road” Show In July 2021 In New York City

It looks like KISS will be bringing their “End Of The Road” farewell tour to an end on July 17, 2021 in New York City. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the band confirmed the news during the 2019 “Kiss Kruise,” while also adding 75 new 2020 dates to the trek.

2020 Dates:

2/01 – Manchester, NH
2/04 – Allentown, PA
2/05 – Buffalo, NY
2/07 – Charlottesville, VA
2/08 – Greensboro, NC
2/11 – Columbia, SC
2/13 – Lexington, KY
2/15 – Peoria, IL
2/16 – Fort Wayne, IN
2/18 – Springfield, MO
2/19 – Wichita, KS
2/21 – Sioux City, IA
2/22 – Grand Forks, ND
2/24 – St. Paul, MN
2/25 – Lincoln, NE
2/29 – Laughlin, NV
3/02 – Bakersfield, CA
3/04 – Los Angeles, CA
3/06 – Oakland, CA
3/09 – El Paso, TX
3/10 – Lubbock, TX
3/12 – Tulsa, OK
3/14 – Lafayette, LA
3/15 – Biloxi, MS
4/24 – San Salvador, El Salvador
4/28 – San Jose, Costa Rica
4/30 – Bogata, Columbia
5/02 – Lima, Peru
5/05 – Santiago, Chile
5/07 – Asuncion, Paraguay
5/09 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
5/12 – Porto Alegro, Brazil
5/14 – Curitiba, Brazil
5/16 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
5/19 – Uberlandia, Brazil
6/09 – Paris, France
6/12 – Derby, U.K. (previously announced, Download Festival)
6/14 – Dortmund, Germany
6/15 – Hamburg, Germany
6/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark
6/20 – Sandnes, Norway
6/23 – Gothenburg, Sweden
6/25 – Stockholm, Sweden
6/27 – Helsinki, Finland
6/29 – Kaunas, Lithuania
7/01 – Prague, Czech Republic
7/04 – Barcelona, Spain
7/05 – Madrid, Spain
7/07 – Lisbon, Portugal
7/10 – Frankfurt, Germany
7/11 – Stuttgart, Germany
7/13 – Verona, Italy
7/15 – Gilwice, Poland
7/16 – Budapest, Hungary
7/18 – Sofia, Bulgaria
7/21 – Geneva, Switzerland
7/25 – Johannesburg, South Africa
8/28 – Mansfield, MA
8/29 – Hartford, CT
8/31 – Canandaigua, NY
9/01 – Bangor, ME
9/04 – Atlantic City, NJ
9/05 – Burgettstown, PA
9/08 – Atlanta, GA
9/09 – Raleigh, NC
9/11 – Clarkston, MI
9/13 – Tinley Park, IL
9/14 – Dayton, OH
9/15 – Milwaukee, WI
9/19 – George, WA
9/20 – Ridgefield, WA
9/22 – Boise, ID
9/24 – Salt Lake City, UT
9/26 – San Bernardino, CA
9/27 – Chula Vista, CA
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ
10/01 – Austin. TX
10/03 – Ft. Worth. TX
10/30-11/04 – “Kiss Kruise” X

2021 Date:

7/17 – New York, NY

“Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked” Book To Be Released Next Month

A new KISS book, titled “Take It Off: Kiss Truly Unmasked,” is set to be released on November 19 via Jawbone Press. The book was written by Greg Prato and it focuses on the band’s unmasked years.

Here’s a description of the book:

“There is a common misconception about KISS, one of the greatest hard-rock/heavy metal-bands of all-time: that their ‘non-makeup’ era of 1983-1996 is not as enduring as the period when they stalked stages as the Starchild, the Demon, the Spaceman, and the Cat.

This is untrue. In fact, this period helped resuscitate KISS’s career, as they reestablished themselves in arenas, on the charts, and via MTV, and yielded some of their most popular songs – including ‘Lick It Up,’ ‘Heaven’s On Fire,’ ‘Tears Are Falling,’ ‘Crazy Crazy Nights,’ ‘Hide Your Heart,’ ‘Forever,’ ‘Unholy,’ and more – many of which consistently found their way into the band’s set lists.

While the majority of KISS books are focused on the glitz and glamour of the iconic makeup era, the non-makeup years are ripe to be explored in book form, and Take It Off does just that, zeroing in on the eleven albums KISS issued during this period – including such gold- and platinum-certified hits as Lick It Up, Animalize, Crazy Nights, Revenge, and Alive III – as well the resulting tours, videos, and other escapades.

Take It Off draws on all-new interviews with KISS experts and associates, including the band’s lead guitarist throughout most of this period, Bruce Kulick, plus Crazy Nights producer Ron Nevison and video director Paul Rachman (‘Unholy’ / ‘I Just Wanna’ / ‘Domino’). Among the other contributors are Charlie Benante (Anthrax), K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Derek Sherinan (ex-Dream Theater), and rock music experts Eddie Trunk, Katherine Turman, and Lonn Friend. The book also includes a foreword by Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho and an afterword by acclaimed producer Andreas Carlsson, as well as rare photographs and memorabilia from the period.”