KISS Cancels Meetings Due to Coronavirus, Including Upstate NY Concert
KISS says goodbye to fans who meet on their farewell tour.
Rolling stone reports that the rock band announced on Monday that it has canceled all upcoming meetings over concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has infected more than 113,000 people worldwide and killed more than 4,000. No date tour has not been postponed or rescheduled, but VIP photo opportunities with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will no longer be available.
“Our meetings have always provided us and you our fans with a unique opportunity to literally stand side by side,” manager Doc McGhee said in a statement. declaration. “After much discussion with experts in the field, we were advised to temporarily cancel these events given the reality that we do this every night for a hundred or more fans. The shows will continue as scheduled and we look forward to resuming our time with you behind the scenes. “
Depending on the group, refunds will be offered on VIP upgrades at point of purchase within 7-10 days.
KISS is currently on the End of the Road tour with former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, which has a stop in upstate New York on August 31 at CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) in Canandaigua. KISS and Roth performed at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo last month.
KISS began its farewell tour in 2018, performing at Darien Lake, SPAC and the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview in Syracuse last year. The band claim this is their “last tour,” but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers said the same about a “farewell tour” in 2000.
It’s unclear if KISS could return to dating later this year. The group is expected to add more tour dates, as KISS has said they want to have their last show on July 17, 2021 in New York City, where Simmons, Stanley, As Frehley and Peter Criss formed the famous rock band.
The coronavirus has disrupted events around the world, including the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, on Coachella Party in California and the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Artists like Madonna, Pearl Jam, BTS, Green Day and Avril Lavigne have postponed or canceled tour dates.
“The tour that we have been preparing for months is now under threat”, Pearl Jam said in a statement Monday. “We have and always will keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as a top priority. “