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Australia KISS cancel Australian tour but must go on for great white sharks

09:20  18 november  2019
09:20  18 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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KISS may have recently canceled their Australian tour , but the group Eight fans are also going to enjoy the concert along with the sharks , boarding their vessels in Port Lincoln. Trailer for KISS ' Concert for Great White Sharks . Where Do KISS Rank Among the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Live

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

Gene Simmons et al. posing for the camera: Gene Simmons popped his sunnies on Clay Bertram at a Port Lincoln hotel last night for a photo session. (Supplied: Simone Bertram)© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Gene Simmons popped his sunnies on Clay Bertram at a Port Lincoln hotel last night for a photo session. (Supplied: Simone Bertram)

The only Australian performance by iconic rock band KISS in their The End of the Road tour is being performed for great white sharks south of Port Lincoln in South Australia.

The band cancelled its other concerts after lead singer Paul Stanley pulled out due to illness.

The shark concert had been orchestrated by international accommodation company Airbnb to promote ecotourism locations around the world.

KISS forced to delay start of Australian tour due to illness

  KISS forced to delay start of Australian tour due to illness KISS's Paul Stanley has been hit with a "bad case of influenza" and therefore the band has delayed the start of their Australian tour to November 19.The US rock legends were due to fly over to Australia this week from Los Angeles to kick off the next leg of their farewell 'End Of The Road Tour' on Saturday (16.11.19) at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, but the 67-year-old guitarist was advised by doctors not to take the long haul flight.

Kiss announced that one date of their canceled Australian tour would go ahead, without frontman Paul Stanley. “Welcome to ‘ Shark Rock City,’ where Kiss will perform a live set off the southern coast of Australia to entice sharks , who love the low-frequency sounds of rock and roll,” a statement

They were recently forced to cancel the Australian leg of their hotly anticipated farewell tour , just days before they were set to hit the But now KISS has confirmed three bandmembers will still perform Down Under as part of a paid deal with Airbnb - for just eight people and a few great white sharks .

Adventure Bay Charters owner Matt Waller said his company did not use blood or berley to attract great white sharks to its tourism cage diving business but instead used sound waves.

The company uses music to "appeal to the electroreception sense through acoustics in the water".

"We don't use blood and bait to attract sharks," Mr Waller said.

"We don't feed them.

"We've got onto this road of acoustic attraction and being more passive.

"What we're doing here is playing a concert for the sharks as opposed to the sharks being entertainment for us, we're going to try and entertain them."

He said there were eight people who purchased tickets on board with selected media outlets.

TEG Live and One World Entertainment, the promoters of KISS, announced US doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour's first show in Perth and the cancellation of New Zealand.

KISS reschedule Perth gig after guitarist falls ill

  KISS reschedule Perth gig after guitarist falls ill KISS have announced changes to the Perth date of their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour schedule. The legendary rockers were due to leave the US tomorrow to begin their End of the Road tour in Perth on Saturday but on Monday announced they had been forced to reschedule the opening date after singer and guitarist Paul Stanley came down with a bad case of the flu.Doctors advised Stanley to rest for the next few days rather than go on the long flight from Los Angeles to Perth.

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KISS Australian tour page. 5,193 likes · 202 talking about this. KISS Concert For Great White Sharks . This once-in-a-lifetime ocean concert takes place on November 18, 2019, in Port Lincoln, where you’ll board a boat at 6:30 A M and Spots go on sale October 14, 2019, at 6:00 PM EDT.

End of the road

However his condition deteriorated and it was the end of the road for the entire Australian tour.

It has left the Newcastle Supercars concert without a headline act so the Saturday night concert has been cancelled.

Supercars general manager Kurt Sakzewski said they could not replace a band like KISS in seven days.

"Given a couple of months we might have been able to find somebody but at seven days' notice to try and find another act that would match up with what the KISS fans expectations are — it's just too difficult to pull that one off," he said.

While human fans will miss out, the band [bass guitarist Gene Simmons, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer] will still produce rock 'n' roll vibrations for sharks without its lead singer.

"Gene, Eric and Tommy have said that this special show must go on, so the three KISS members will perform for the sharks as planned," a spokesperson for Airbnb said.

Mr Waller said he hoped the shark concert was not the last show.

"They're going out on a good note but there a lot of fans out there who really want to get in and hear these guys one more time, and I really hope Paul gets better and gets back on the road to do it for the fans," he said.

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