KISS’ Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID-19, Band Postpone Pennsylvania Show

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In the past couple of weeks, many public figures have announced that they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against it. This is because the vaccine prevents the virus from making its recipients deathly ill, not from contracting it entirely; people can still spread COVID even if they’ve been vaccinated. Now, following Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Korn’s Jonathan Davis, it appears that KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has tested positive for the virus.

KISS were forced to cancel Thursday night’s show in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, when it was revealed that Stanley had tested positive for the virus. However, as more intense rumors about the state of his health began to circulate, Stanley took to Twitter to dispel some of the more dramatic misinformation.

“People! I am fine! I am not in ICU!” tweeted Paul. “My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense.”

“A full press release will be issued shortly about upcoming KISS shows,” he explained in a later tweet. “I had been sick with flu-like symptoms and was tested repeatedly and was negative. As of late this afternoon I tested positive. The crew, staff and band have all tested negative once again. More to follow.”

Since then, the band have posted the following message to their Instagram account: “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.  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.”


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Everyone at The Pit wishes Paul a fast and easy recovery.

Should Paul’s diagnosis not cause further cancelations, fans can catch KISS at one of the remaining dates below:

08/28 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
08/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood
09/01 – Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center
09/02 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob
09/04 – Tinley Park, IL @ The World
09/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus
09/09 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre *
09/10 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *
09/12 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre *
09/17 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight
09/18 – George, WA @ The Gorge
09/21 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell
09/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA
09/23 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center *
09/25 – Chula Vista, CA. @ North Island
09/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky
09/28 – Hidalgo, TX Payne Arena *
09/29 – Austin, TX @ 360
10/01 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies
10/02 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK
10/05 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast
10/06 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
10/08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre *
10/09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *

* = newly added date


Words by Chris Krovatin