Kiss cancel their upcoming Las Vegas residency

KISS have canceled their upcoming Las Vegas residency that was set to begin in December. Ticketmaster notified ticket holders of the 12-date residency’s cancellation via email, and the Zappos Theater confirmed on Twitter, “Unfortunately, KISS cancelled their residency.” KISS has not commented on the residency’s cancellation; however sources cite “soft ticket sales” — not Covid-related matters — as the reason behind the cancellation.

Despite taking precautions against COVID-19, including receiving vaccinations, members of KISS and their road crew — including Simmons and Paul Stanley — still tested positive during their subsequent tour. The band’s longtime guitar tech Fran Stueber died two days after testing positive for Covid-19; Stueber was quarantining in a Detroit hotel room at the time of his death. KISS said in a statement: “Our End of the Road World Tour absolutely had Covid safety protocols in place that met, but most often exceeded, federal, state, and local guidelines. But ultimately this is still a global pandemic and there is simply no foolproof way to tour without some element of risk.”

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