One other Kiss member has contracted the coronavirus. The band introduced on Tuesday (Aug. 31) that Gene Simmons has examined optimistic for COVID-19, and that their subsequent 4 dates of their Finish of the Highway tour could be delayed.
“Gene Simmons has now examined optimistic and is experiencing gentle signs,” the rockers shared in a press release on social media. “The band and crew will stay at dwelling and isolate for the subsequent 10 days and medical doctors have indicated the tour ought to have the ability to resume on September ninth at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”
Simply days earlier, on Aug. 26, Kiss introduced that frontman Paul Stanley had examined optimistic, and canceled the night’s present. That announcement additionally indicated that the whole band and crew was full vaccinated. The vocalist tweeted Monday that he has since recovered.
“My COVID signs have been MILD in comparison with many others and let me let you know… It kicked my ass,” he shared. “It’s over now.”
Forward of the announcement that Simmons is the most recent band member to contract the virus, the bassist shared his blistering ideas on politicians in Texas and Florida who’re spreading misinformation through the pandemic and banning masks mandates.
“At all times hearken to the CDC and the medical doctors — not silly politicians,” he advised 95.5 KLOS earlier than including some readability on his opinion. “Not all politicians — evil, self-serving politicians of a sure celebration who’re extra fascinated about getting re-elected than really saving lives … The politicians in Texas and Florida — evil, self-serving, simply moronic.”
He additionally emphasised the significance of sporting masks and getting vaccinated, a message that the CDC, medical doctors and scientists have been urging because the Delta variant has triggered one other surge in coronavirus circumstances throughout the nation.
“The concept anyone says, ‘It’s my physique and my selection’ is so idiotic,” Simmons mentioned throughout his interview, noting that he believes there must be a vaccine mandate and that it wouldn’t infringe upon private rights. “What freedom? The liberty to contaminate everyone else?” he requested. Seven hundred thousand People — near it — are lifeless due to COVID. After all it must be a regulation.”
See Kiss’ announcement about Simmons and the postponed tour dates under:
We’re suspending the subsequent 4 tour dates. All beforehand bought tickets will probably be honored for the brand new dates as soon as introduced. Extra data will probably be emailed to ticketholders straight. pic.twitter.com/b28fmrhWIe
— KISS (@kiss) August 31, 2021
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.