KISS To Play Concert For Great White Sharks Without PAUL STANLEY

November 17, 2019

KISS's previously announced concert for great white sharks will go ahead without the band's frontman, Paul Stanley.

Although KISS has canceled its Australian farewell tour after Stanley was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu, the legendary rockers will still perform under the sea for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them by a small submarine.

After KISS and its fans travel aboard separate boats off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia, the band will stay above board on one vessel, and the fans will be lowered beneath the surface of the water from a second boat into the viewing sub in an area known for shark activity.

Tour group Adventure Bay Charters said: "Due to band member Paul Stanley's illness, KISS concert promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced the tour was cancelled. We are sorry to hear this news that many fans lost the opportunity to join KISS last road trip concert, and we wish the best for Paul Stanley and a speedy recovery.

"We are glad to announce that we will keep hosting KISS concert for the remaining band members, the shark trip will still go Monday, the Ocean will rock&roll! 8 lucky customers will jump on our shark warrior, using our unique underwater sub, enjoy a KISS live concert and Great White Sharks!"

When the concert was first announced, Stanley told Rolling Stone that he and his bandmates were intrigued at the suggestion.

"Airbnb approached us with this idea that sounded, quite frankly, a little weird, but we're used to being approached with things that are a little weird," he said. "I've played for a lot of land sharks. Now I finally get a chance to play for the ocean varieties."

KISS was forced to cancel the Australian leg of its "End Of The Road" world tour due to Stanley's ongoing illness.

Just days after rescheduling the start of the tour, KISS scrapped all of this month's shows and the rescheduled Perth concert on December 3.

KISS's shark concert this month will mark only the fourth time the band has performed as a trio. KISS previously played as a three-piece in 1982 when original guitarist Ace Frehley reportedly refused to show up during a lip-synced performance of "I" from Studio 54, broadcast via satellite to the Sanremo Festival in Italy; in 2007 when a heart issue caused Stanley to be rushed to the hospital prior to KISS's concert at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California; and in 2016, when Stanley missed a charity show after tearing a bicep.

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