As previously reported, KISS recently postponed their August 26 show at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA after frontman Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the band have confirmed that their August 28 show at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC and their August 29 show at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, GA have been postponed as well.
In related news, Stanley has since shared a health update:
“Some really rough days behind and hopefully just a few more ahead. Then… I’M COMIN’ OUT THERE TO SEE YOU!!!!”
Gene Simmons also commented on Stanley’s condition during an interview on “TMZ Live” [via Blabbermouth]:
“It is true that Paul caught COVID because this delta variant is very catchy. Please send him your best wishes. But I just talked with Paul. We are sequestered, we are quarantined in a hotel. He’s gonna be great because he got vaccinated. He’s gonna be fine. The nature of this vaccine is that it protects you from going and having tubes down your throat and possibly dying. So you can still get it.
Everybody, wear your masks, please, especially in public, and please get your Pfizer vaccine,” he continued. “The rest of it is not as important as our health. We’re all doing fine. We’re gonna get back there on the road. But the rest of you, get yourself vaccinated. Please wear your masks. Wash your hands. Do all the right stuff.”
“Yesterday he started feeling like his voice wasn’t up to it and he started feeling a little fatigued. So we always take precautions. And we sent a doctor over, and he said, ‘Okay, you may be coming down with something. You guys better just stop.’ And that’s exactly what we did. And at the right time, as soon as we heard from the doctor, we had paramedics come in from a local hospital and tested the entire crew — the truck drivers, our backstage lineup, the band and everything. Everybody tested negative; Paul tested positive. Now we’re quarantining ourselves — all of us; the band, the crew and everybody — for at least five days, just to make sure that we’re not carrying it even though we’re not experiencing anything. I feel great. We can do shows. My voice is great. Paul is not feeling great. And to be safe for everybody else, we’re making sure.”
Simmons then continued when asked about further concert cancellations:
“You know what? I won’t comment on it because I don’t know the specifics. We’re waiting on the doctors to tell us exactly what we can and what we can’t do. But to all those who are wishing Paul a speedy recovery and all that stuff, he’s gonna be great. And, obviously, as you know, without Paul, there is no KISS.”