KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Tests Positive For COVID, But Irvine Concert Still On
KISS frontman Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing “mild” symptoms, the band announced Tuesday.
The band has postponed its next four tour dates but plans to return to the stage for its show on September 9 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine.
KISS announced Tuesday it’ll postpone its next 4 tour dates as Gene recovers. The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days. The band also said on its website, “doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”
Furthermore … all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. The news comes just days after Paul Stanley also tested positive for COVID.
Paul’s diagnosis meant the band couldn’t take the stage for a scheduled concert in Pennsylvania. Our sources had said Paul is fully vaccinated and feeling fine despite the positive test.
“While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the band.
“The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days.”
According to the statement, doctors have told band members they should be able to resume their tour beginning with the scheduled show at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine.
The four postponed shows are in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Simmons, 72, is an outspoken supporter of COVID vaccines and vaccine mandates. The band previously stated that all of its members and tour crew are fully vaccinated.