KISS have officially cancelled the upcoming Australian dates of their ‘End of the World’ tour, scheduled to kick off this month.
Earlier this week, the band announced they will be rescheduling the starting tour date in Perth after singer and guitarist Paul Stanley was diagnosed with influenza and was advised by doctors to rest and delay his flight. In the time since, Stanley’s diagnosis has developed into a throat infection promoting the band to cancel all Australian dates while he recuperates.
“Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country,” Stanley said in a statement. “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.”
According to a statement from tour promoters, Stanley will remain on vocal rest and will be on medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.
“We are devastated with the cancellation of the Australian tour,” add promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live in a statement. “We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome. We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”
Ticketholders can get ticket refunds at point of purchase.
Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 10 working days for the refund to appear in their account.
Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will be contacted via phone in the next 15 days to arrange for a full refund. Alternatively, you can contact Ticketek here.
For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December.
KISS 2019 ‘End Of The Road’ Australian Tour
Tuesday, 19th November – CANCELLED
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Thursday, 21st November – CANCELLED
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday, 22nd November – CANCELLED
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, 23rd November – CANCELLED
Supercars Newcastle 500, Newcastle
Tuesday, 26th November – CANCELLED
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Thursday, 28th November – CANCELLED
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
NEW DATE – CANCELLED
Tuesday, 3rd December
RAC Arena, Perth