A representative of KISS frontman Gene Simmon’s has announced that the musician has recently tested positive for Covid-19. The news comes mere days after it was revealed that the band’s rhythm guitarist, Paul Stanley, contracted and subsequently tested positive for the virus.
In a statement posted to KISS’ social media pages, representatives for the band wrote: “KISS will postpone their next few tour dates. While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he had recovered from Covid-19, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms. The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next ten days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on 9th September.”
As a result, KISS have been forced to cancel four of their upcoming tour dates, with the concerts expected to be rescheduled once the ‘End Of The Road’ tour is allowed to continue. However, as of yet, no further details have been released.
Last week, Paul Stanley also tested positive for the virus – forcing the band to cancel a number of shows. In a social media post, the band wrote: “Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for Covid. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated.”
“The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a Covid safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines,” the statement continued.
The members of KISS have been careful to follow Covid-19 protocol whilst on tour, with Simmons even suggesting a vaccine mandate at KISS concerts. But, despite the band member’s best efforts, the virus is wreaking havoc with their current tour.