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KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Tests Positive For COVID, But Irvine Concert Still On

IRVINE (CBSLA) — KISS frontman Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing "mild" symptoms, the band announced Tuesday.

The band has postponed its next four tour dates but plans to return to the stage for its show on September 9 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine.

"While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms," the band said in a statement on its website. "The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days."

According to the statement, the band should be able to resume their tour beginning with the show at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine.

The four postponed shows are in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly, the band said.

Simmons, 72, is an outspoken supporter of COVID vaccines and vaccine mandates. The band previously has said all of its members and tour crew are fully vaccinated.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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