Kiss had to cancel several concerts on their farewell tour due to the illness of singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. Kiss announced on Tuesday, November 21st, that their Ottawa, Canada show was canceled due to an unforeseen illness affecting the band’s party.
The next day, Kiss announced the cancellation of their Toronto show on November 22. This show was intended to be the final Canadian stop of their farewell tour, “End of the Road.”
Stanley took to social media to connect with his fans, sharing a heartfelt message accompanied by a photo of himself resting in bed with an IV drip. “Toronto And Ottawa… I’ve done everything possible to get onstage and be a part of the incredible 2 1/2 hour celebration we planned but this flu has made it impossible,” the Starchild wrote. “I along with Gene, Tommy, and Eric couldn’t be more disappointed and send our deepest apologies.”
It Remains Uncertain if Kiss Will Reschedule the Canceled Dates
According to reports, the Canadian shows were explicitly “canceled” rather than “postponed,” suggesting that they may not be rescheduled in the future.
Paul Stanley’s illness couldn’t have occurred at a more inconvenient moment for Kiss. The iconic rockers find themselves in the culmination of their “End of the Road” farewell tour, scheduled to conclude on December 2nd at the renowned Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Kiss faces a demanding schedule to conclude their tour. Unfortunately, the Ottawa show was canceled, which would have marked the beginning of an intense eight-shows-in-twelve-days stretch. The Kiss army eagerly awaits Paul Stanley’s recovery, hoping that the iconic face-painted rockers can successfully complete the remainder of their tour as originally planned.
Paul Stanley and Kiss Aren’t the Only Veteran Rockers Calling Out Sick
It’s not just Kiss that has been forced to cancel shows recently due to health issues. Other veteran rockers have had to take a sick day. In September, Guns N’ Roses unexpectedly canceled a concert due to an “unspecified illness.” Similarly, in October, Aerosmith had to cancel all of their 2023 tour dates. This was because lead singer Steven Tyler suffered a fractured larynx.
Meanwhile, Kiss is set to livestream their highly anticipated final December 2 concert from the iconic Madison Square Garden. Fans can enjoy this exclusive performance on PPV.com. They can also tune in through their cable or satellite providers for a pay-per-view experience.
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