Kiss’s Las Vegas Strip residence canceled
The thing with showbiz is that there is no such thing as a sure thing. This is true even when Kiss is booked for a residence on the Strip.
The series that caused a lot of noise at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater has been canceled as tickets are removed from the Caesars Entertainment / Ticketmaster link. The shows were scheduled to open on December 29 and run until February 5.
Zappos Theater representatives say ticket suppliers will contact buyers with refund information. The venue would also follow the group’s kissonline.com website for more details.
Representatives for Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment have yet to respond to requests for comment. Live Nation has an exclusive reservation contract with Caesars Entertainment, owner of the Zappos Theater and Planet Hollywood.
Kiss has toured extensively this year, although the series has been postponed for several shows as co-founders. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons both have tested positive for COVID.
The cancellation was enacted a day after a Rolling Stone magazine article questioned the group’s allegedly substandard pandemic safety protocols during their tour of the United States. The piece has been linked to the October 17 death of longtime Kiss guitar technician Francis Stueber, who was quarantined for two days at a Detroit hotel and died of COVID at age 53.
The magazine quoted three crew members, speaking anonymously for fear of reprisal, who said the tour “did not take strict enough security measures, which they said sickened several tour operators and potentially claimed Stueber’s life “. Stueber and Stanley have been very close friends for 25 years, and it was Stueber who introduced the band with, “You wanted the best, you got the best!” Kiss! ”For every concert.
Simmons had been residing part-time in Las Vegas since August, but this month he put his Las Vegas-area estate up for sale, saying he didn’t like the Vegas heat, found that his family was unlikely to come here, and already owned six estates for four people. Simmons also hosted an exhibition of his original paintings at the Animazing Gallery of the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
In addition to showing fans around the country, the group is also currently on a chock-full of Caribbean “Kiss Kruise” aboard Norwegian Gem. The trip began Friday and ends Tuesday, taking the band and fans to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras. As a result, fans have had many opportunities, both on land and at sea, to see Kiss outside of her scheduled Vegas shows.
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