KISS Forced To Cancel Shows After Gene Simmons Gets COVID

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Just one week after KISS band member Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19, another member has as well, forcing even more cancellations.

On August 26, Stanley tweeted his fans that after experiencing flu-like symptoms – and testing negative multiple times – he finally tested positive for COVID-19 and the legendary rock band would have to cancel some upcoming shows.

Shortly after, the band released a press release stating that one show would be canceled. It also assured fans that the entire band and crew have been vaccinated and they are doing everything in their power to make sure this was a one-time incident.

But, despite their efforts, another member of the band has tested positive, 72-year-old frontman Gene Simmons. 

On August 31, the band announced they will be cancelling the next four tour dates due to Simmons’ positive test. The press release also stated that Stanley had fully recovered and Simmons was experiencing mild symptoms. The band and crew are self-isolating for the next 10 days and will resume their tour in Irvine, California on September 9.

We hope Simmons makes a full and speedy recovery! Read their full statement below.