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Kiss Announces Last Leg Of Farewell Shows; Cancels Australian Tour Dates Due To Illness

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Hard rock icons Kiss has announced that their upcoming shows in Australia have had to be cancelled due to an illness in the band. A statement on their official website reads as follows:

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans.

Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. 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.

Paul Stanley said: "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. 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. With heavy hearts, KISS."

With all concerts heavily sold and side view tickets released to cater for demand, to say the End Of The Road shows were eagerly-awaited is a massive understatement. KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said: “We are devastated with the cancellation of the Australian tour. We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome. We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”

Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 10 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will be contacted via phone in the next 15 days to arrange for a full refund. Alternatively, you can contact Ticketek here.

For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December.

In addition to this, Kiss has have confirmed the last leg of tour dates on their "End of the Road" tour, which will see the band perform their last ever show in their home city of New York, in an as yet unannounced venue.

"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in... Unapologetic and Unstoppable," said KISS.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 1 - Manchester, NH - SNHU Arena
February 4 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
February 5 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
February 7 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
February 8 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
February 11 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena*
February 13 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
February 15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
February 16 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
February 18 - Springfield, MO - JQH Arena
February 19 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
February 21 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center
February 22 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
February 24 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center+
February 25 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena+
February 29 - Laughlin, NV - Laughlin Event Center
March 2 - Bakersfield, CA - Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
March 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
March 6 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
March 9 - El Paso, TX - UTEP Don Haskins Center
March 10 - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena
March 12 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
March 14 - Lafayette, LA - Lafayette Cajundome
March 15 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
August 28 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
August 29 - Atlantic City, NJ - Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
August 31 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
September 3 - Bangor, ME - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
September 4 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
September 5 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
September 8 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 9 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
September 11 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 12 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
September 14 - Dayton, OH - Wright State University Nutter Center
September 15 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 19 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
September 20 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 22 - Boise, ID - ExtraMile Arena
September 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
September 27 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 1 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
October 2 - Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena

* general on sale starts 12 PM, local time
+ general on sale starts 9 AM, local time

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