KISS cancel their Australian tour: Rock legends leave fans outraged as they announce farewell concerts won't go ahead just DAYS before their first show

KISS have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour, just days before they were scheduled to perform in Adelaide.

The glam rock band released a statement via their promoters on Thursday, claiming they were saddened they had to pull out.

The cancellation was due to founding member Paul Stanley falling ill, with doctors advising the 67-year-old guitarist and singer to 'rest'.

Sad news: KISS have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour, just days before they were scheduled to perform in Adelaide. Pictured performing in Norway in June

Sad news: KISS have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour, just days before they were scheduled to perform in Adelaide. Pictured performing in Norway in June

'TEG Live and One World Entertainment, the promoters of KISS, regret to advise the November/December tour has been cancelled,' read a statement on the Ticketek  website.

'Earlier this week, it was announced that U.S. 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 to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. 

'It was hoped the extra few days' rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned.

Taking time out: The cancellation was due to founding member Paul Stanley falling ill, with doctors advising the 67-year-old guitarist and singer to 'rest'. Pictured in Los Angeles in May

Taking time out: The cancellation was due to founding member Paul Stanley falling ill, with doctors advising the 67-year-old guitarist and singer to 'rest'. Pictured in Los Angeles in May

'However, unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.'

KISS are now offering full refunds to anyone who purchased tickets to one of their six Australian concerts.

No alternative dates have been announced.

Cancelled! The glam rock band released a statement via their promoters on Thursday, claiming they were saddened they had to pull out. Pictured performing in Norway in June

Cancelled! The glam rock band released a statement via their promoters on Thursday, claiming they were saddened they had to pull out. Pictured performing in Norway in June

KISS were due to perform in Perth on Saturday, but had been forced to push this date back to December 3 due to Paul's ill health. 

The opening night of the Australian leg of their farewell tour was then changed to Tuesday, November 19, with a concert scheduled in Adelaide.

The End of the Road Tour was billed as the last ever Australian tour for the legendary rock band, which first formed back in 1973.  

Money back guaranteed: KISS are now offering full refunds to anyone who purchased tickets to one of their six Australian concerts. Pictured: Gene Simmons performing in Norway in June

Money back guaranteed: KISS are now offering full refunds to anyone who purchased tickets to one of their six Australian concerts. Pictured: Gene Simmons performing in Norway in June

'Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End of the Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep,' Paul said in a statement

'We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. 

'Doctor's orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender.'

KISS cancel their Australian farewell tour, leaving fans outraged

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