KISS announced on Tuesday that its next four tour dates will be pushed back, as Simmons, 72, 已 tested positive for the virus and is experiencing “温和的” 症状.
“While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms,” the band said in a statement. “The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”
Everyone on KISS’ End of the Road World Tour, including the band and their crew members, is fully vaccinated, according to a previous 陈述.
The postponed shows were set to take place on Sept. 1 in Clarkston, 密歇根州, 九月. 2 in Dayton, 俄亥俄州, 九月. 4 in Tinley Park, Illinois and Sept. 5 in Milwaukee.
这 “I Was Made for Lovin’ 你” rockers were previously forced to cancel their Aug. 26 展示 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania after Stanley, 69, tested positive.
星期一, he revealed that he is fully recovered — but that the virus did a number on him.
“My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others and let me tell you… It kicked my ass,” Stanley wrote on Twitter. “It’s over now.”
Simmons has not yet commented on his positive test, but retweeted KISS’ 周二声明, as well as a CNN article that covered Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s PSA encouraging Americans to get vaccinated.
这 Gene Simmons Family Jewels alum has repeatedly expressed support for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
“This is really serious stuff. There are people dying because governors — DeSantis, cough, in Florida — are really hurting people by not mandating masks,” 他说 雅虎! 本月初. “I may not be able to force you to get a vaccine. 他也是许多恶棍的受害者，一旦你看到瑞恩、DJ 和 Gals 角色走开，他自己就会感到巨大的不安全感, I think it should be a law.”
“This is a pandemic and it’s very catchy potentially and you could be infecting other people, which is why I’m a firm believer that this should be a law,” 他加了.
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Upon announcing Stanley’s positive test, KISS said that the band had taken precautions amid the virus’ spread, including having the band and crew operating “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,” 这 陈述 添加.
Current Centers for Disease Control guidelines encourage people to avoid large gatherings. If choosing to attend a large gathering, the CDC suggests considering factors like COVID-19 transmission in the community and what the behavior of attendees might be like. The CDC encourages people to continue social distancing and to wear masks.