Gene Simmons COVID: KISS band member tests positive for COVID-19; Midwest shows postponed

Is Gene Simmons vaccinated? KISS band members, crew all fully vaccinated, 'operated in a bubble'

BySandra Gonzalez, CNNWire
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
KISS postpones tour as Gene Simmons tests positive for COVID
KISS singer Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19 and the band is postponing its tour but expects to resume Sept. 9 in Irvine.

KISS is postponing four tour dates after Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the band.

Stanley's illness was disclosed earlier this week and Simmons' was disclosed on Wednesday.

Simmons is said to be experiencing "mild symptoms," according to a statement from the band.

The tour is expected to resume on Sept. 9 in Irvine, California. The band and crew will be isolating for the next 10 days out of precaution, the statement added.

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The postponed dates include shows that were set to take place in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The band previously postponed a show in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania after news of Stanley's positive test was disclosed.

The band, via a previous statement, had said that both the band and the crew on tour were fully vaccinated and "operated in a bubble" independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible between shows.

Stanley has since said on social media that he's recovered after experiencing symptoms that were "mild compared to many others."

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