Kiss has pushed back the kick off of the Australian leg of their End of the Road tour due to band illness. In a note to fans posted on Monday morning (Nov. 11), the group said they were slated to leave the U.S. on Tuesday for the Perth launch of the outing on Nov. 16.
“Due to a bad case of Influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest for the next few days and not to undertake the long trip from Los Angeles to Perth,” read the note from the group. “With the expectation of Australian audiences high, KISS don’t want to not give 100% and so have made changes to the Australian and New Zealand dates.” As a result, the gig at Perth’s RAC Arena has been shuffled from Nov. 16 to the end of the Australian tour, Dec. 3.
All tickets for the Nov. 16 show will be accepted at the rescheduled gig, with no exchange necessary. At the conclusion of the Australian dates on Dec. 3, the band is slated to leave immediately for a Japanese swing, so the show originally scheduled for Dec. 3 at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, has been canceled. The band said it plans to work the Auckland date into a later stage of the tour.
This isn’t the first medical issue that has affected the tour. In October, bassist/singer Gene Simmons has surgery to remove kidney stones that resulted in the postponement a show in Salt Lake City in September.