Kiss cancel Pennsylvania show after Paul Stanley tests positive for COVID

Paul Stanley of Kiss
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Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the band’s forthcoming show in Burgettstown, PA will be postponed.

Stanley first broke the news on Twitter, responding to incorrect rumors that he was in ICU and reassuring fans that he was “fine”.

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The frontman then followed up, explaining he had been suffering from “flu-like symptoms” and had received multiple negative tests, before finally testing positive on the afternoon of August 26.

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The rest of the band and crew have reportedly tested negative. A later press release (opens in new tab) confirmed the postponement of the band’s show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania tonight (August 27) and reiterated that all of the band and crew, including Paul Stanley, are fully vaccinated.

At the time of writing, there has been no further update issued about other tour dates, though in the press release the band promise the information will be made available “ASAP”. 

The band had been playing the shows as part of their farewell End Of The Road world tour, which first began in January 2019 and had already been postponed due to the pandemic.

For more information, keep a close eye on the official Kiss site (opens in new tab).

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Matt Parker

Matt is a staff writer for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched (opens in new tab), which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.