KISS Postpones Thursday’s Pennsylvania Show After Paul Stanley Tests Positive For COVID

Paul Stanley of KISS
Mohegan Sun / Khoi Ton
– Paul Stanley of KISS
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

Paul Stanley is the latest (vaccinated) artist to test positive for COVID-19. KISS broke the news to fans about the guitarist/singer in a post on its social media that said that Thursday’s show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pa., has been canceled. 

The statement noted that The Starchild, along with the entire band and crew are fully vaccinated. As for the rest of KISS’ tour dates, more information is to come “ASAP.” The next stop for KISS is Aug. 28 in Raleigh, N.C., at Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek.  
The tour – dubbed “The final tour ever” – has North American dates booked through early October. KISS is due to hit the high seas on the KISS Kruise Oct. 29, play Australia in November and then kick off its Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Dec. 29. Vegas dates are scheduled through early February. The band’s 2022 schedule includes gigs in South America and Europe. 
“Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP,” the statement posted on Facebook reads. “Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines.”
KISS graced the cover of Pollstar in February 2020 in celebration of the band’s “End Of The Road” tour. 
Box office reports submitted to Pollstar for KISS include a two-night stand at the Boston-area shed Xfinity Center – then known as the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts – on Aug. 25 and 27, 2003 that sold 39,743 tickets and grossed $2.9 million. 
On Monday, Widespread Panic broke the news that it was postponing its New York City shows at the Beacon Theatre from Sept. 16-20 to Jan. 13-17, 2022 and its Napa, Calif., shows at the Oxbow RiverStage from Aug. 27-29, 2021 to Aug. 26-28, 2022 because of the spread of the Delta variant. Earlier this month Widespread Panic singer/guitarist John Bell announced he had tested positive for COVID.
Last week, Korn announced it was rescheduling six shows and canceling two dates of its upcoming shows after frontman Jonathan Davis tested positive for COVID. The String Cheese Incident also had to reschedule dates after a band member tested positive for COVID. 

Other artists, while presumably healthy, have recently postponed or canceled tour dates and festival appearances because of the suge of COVID including Florida Georgia Line, BTS, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Yola, Jason Isbell and Limp Bizkit.  

Phoebe Bridgers announced Monday that she’s moving indoor shows on her fall “Reunion Tour” to outdoor venues and updated the tour’s health and safety requirements.