KISS Cancel Ottawa and Toronto Performances Due to "Unforeseen Illness"

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Nov 22, 2023

Hours before showtime, KISS have cancelled their End of the Road Tour stop in Ottawa scheduled for tonight (November 21) at Canadian Tire Centre.

UPDATE (22/11 3:53 p.m.): KISS have also cancelled tonight's show at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena, once again citing an illness in the band party. Paul Stanley posted a photo of himself in bed to his socials, stating that he has the flu.

Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

"Due to an unforeseen illness in the band party, we are unable to perform tonight," reads a statement from the group shared by the venue this evening via X (formerly Twitter).

In a respective announcement of the cancellation, promoter Live Nation noted that "refunds will be available at your point of purchase." 

At this point, it is unclear if KISS will reschedule their Ottawa performance. You can find statements from the band and Live Nation below.

The final leg of KISS's retirement tour has seen them make one last trek across Canada this month alongside Crown Lands, with previous shows coming in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal and Quebec City.

The facepainted players were expected to close their Canadian run at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena tomorrow night (November 22), though it is unclear at this time if that date will be affected.

Read Exclaim!'s review of KISS's Edmonton performance on their End of the Road world tour.

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