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 was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing more problems.
The legendary rockers have 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 at the 11 a.m. delay after Twitter reported that Stanley had been dealing with some sort of heart health problem.
But he and the band have since gone public to set the record straight on what prompted them to cancel the show.
Show cancelled: 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 p.m. local time, the lead singer and guitarist shot the rumor of a heart problem on Twitter.
‘PEOPLE!!! I’m fine! I’m 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 said in a tweet.
The vague news didn’t sit well with a slew of Kiss fans who claimed the show was canceled just before the venue opened.
‘Okay, then what’s going on? Making people wait over a year to see you, cancel 20 minutes before the gates open? You need to talk to security, that’s what my friend was told,” wrote one angry concert-goer-to-be.
Initially, 69-year-old Stanley shot rumors on Twitter that he was dealing with some sort of health concert with his heart
Fan Response: Stanley’s tweet mocking rumors of his heart problem did not sit well with many Kiss fans who claimed the show was canceled just before the venue opened
Most people just wanted to know exactly why because of the pandemic, Kiss wouldn’t take the stage after more than a year of waiting with questions like, “Why did you cancel the Pittsburgh concert at the last minute?”
About 20 minutes after Stanley’s first tweet, the band released a statement on their official Twitter page and website.
Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA has unfortunately been postponed because Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be announced as soon as possible. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, has been fully vaccinated,” the statement read before going into detail about the safety measures already in place.
The band and their crew have operated independently in a bubble to protect everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a full-time co-worker for the COVID safety protocol who ensures that everyone follows all CDC guidelines closely.”
Band Statement: About 20 minutes after Stanley’s first tweet, the band released a statement on their official Twitter page and website
The tour had only just begun with the first of the 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 Saturday, August 28, in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Walnut Creek.
The current tour has the band out and about for the rest of the year and well into 2022, from now on.
Fans who have already bought tickets should check out the band’s website as the situation unravels over the next few days and beyond.
Kiss has previously confirmed that they plan to wrap up their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last road trip before retiring.
End Of The Road: Kiss has previously confirmed that they plan to wrap up their End Of The Road World Tour, and that it will be their last trip on the road before retiring; Stanley and co-frontman and bassist Gene Simmons are the other two original Kiss members