Paul Stanley Tests Positive For COVID-19, KISS Cancel Burgettstown Show

Fans arrived at the venue to find the entrances closed.

Paul Stanley of KISS performing in Atlantic City, NJ on August 21 [Matt Bishop Photo]

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has tested positive for COVID-19. The band cancelled their show in Burgettstown, PA tonight just before doors were set to open. Fans arrived at The Pavilion at Star Lake only find closed doors. The venue’s event staff informed fans that the show had been cancelled, according to WPXI.

“Tonight’s KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID,” the band said in an official statement. “More information about show dates will be made available ASAP.  Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated.”

According to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, a VIP fan confirmed that Paul Stanley was not present at soundcheck.

Rumors started circulating on social media that Stanley had a heart attack, but he quickly debunked the rumor on Twitter:

KISS previously played shows at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on August 21 and The Huntington Center in Toledo, OH on August 25.

“A year and a half of our lives gone,” frontman Paul Stanley lamented at the beginning of the Atlantic City show. “But, we’re back now and doing this thing!”

The band’s August 22 show at the XFINITY Theater in Hartford, CT due to inclement weather cause by Hurricane Henri.

KISS’s next show is scheduled for August 28 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC.

This is a developing story.

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