In a a message Posted on social media, the group noted that “everyone on the entire tour, both the group and the team, is fully vaccinated.” Kiss further explained that “the band and their team functioned in a bubble independently to protect everyone as much as possible at each show and between shows. The tour also has a full-time COVID protocol security officer who ensures everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines. “
Stanley himself took to Twitter to allay fans’ concerns, while refuting rumors he had been hospitalized with heart problems.
” PEOPLE!!! I’m fine ! », Confirmed the leader. “I am not in intensive care! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where it came from, but it’s absolute nonsense.
While the Burgettstown concert was the only tour date immediately affected, the band said “more information on show dates will be available as soon as possible.”
In a follow-up tweet, Stanley noted that he “had been ill with flu-like symptoms and had been tested multiple times and was negative. At the end of the afternoon, I tested positive. The crew, staff and party all tested negative again. “
Kiss resumed her End of the Road farewell tour on August 18, after a 17-month hiatus due to the pandemic. The group only completed four shows before Stanley tested positive.
In a conversation with UCR, bassist Gene Simmons highlighted the challenges the bands face while touring amid the pandemic.
“Behind the scenes, we don’t meet. Obviously we’re giving up a pretty dime because the fans pay a premium to come and take pictures and everything. It’s gone, ”he explained. “We don’t allow roadies or anyone else to be anywhere behind the scenes unless they are vaccinated and the masks are on all the time. “
Simmons further approved vaccinations and wearing the mask to help control the spread of the virus. The outspoken rocker has also made it clear that he has no time for anti-vaccines. “I’m not worried – and it’s not nice to say that – I’m not worried if some idiot contracts COVID and dies,” the rocker bluntly admitted. “I’m afraid he’s taking other people with him. Who had no choice.
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