In what is a massive blow to fans of rock and roll across the country iconic band KISS have cancelled their Australian tour,
The news comes after the band were forced to reschedule their Perth show and cancel a New Zealand date earlier this week after it was revealed Paul Stanley had been struck down with influenza.
While the band was confident that Paul would recover in time to honour the dates on the Australian leg of their End Of The Road world tour, it appears that he is still too ill to make the trip down under.
A statement on the Ticketek website reads: TEG Live and One World Entertainment, the promoters of KISS, regrets to advise the November/December tour has been cancelled.
“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.”
In another statement, Paul Stanley issued his disappointment to Australian fans.
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,” he said.
While this is obviously a huge blow, we definitely wish Paul a speedy recovery.
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