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Pack It Up: KISS' entire Down Under tour now canceled due to Paul Stanley's illness

Written by on November 14, 2019

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Credit: Jen Rosenstein

After postponing the start of their tour of Australia and New Zealand due to Paul Stanley coming down with the flu, KISS has now scrapped the entire tour leg altogether.

According to a post on by the tour promoters, “It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.”

In a Facebook posting, Paul Stanley said, with a “heavy heart,” “Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep.”

He added, “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.”

All tickets will be refunded. It’s not clear if the eight planned shows will be rescheduled.

The band recently revealed that their End of the Road tour will end July 17, 2021 in their hometown of New York City.

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