KISS was set to kick off their Australian tour next week but has been forced to cancel the tour due to Paul Stanley recovering from the flu.
In the following statement, Stanley’s illness was detailed: “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.”
Stanley issued his own personal statement saying, “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.”
Ticketholders can obtain a refund through point of purchase. As for rescheduling these dates, there is no word yet on when that could happen.