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KISS member Paul Stanley tests positive for COVID-19, leads to last minute Star Lake postponement

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — KISS fans at The Pavilion at Star Lake were frustrated and confused as they flocked to the Burgettstown venue to see the band take the stage.

Callers told Channel 11 the gates were scheduled to open at 6 p.m., but they were closed and there was nobody there.

LiveNation’s website simply had a banner that said the show was rescheduled. Calls to both LiveNation and Star Lake were unanswered.

Around 7:30 p.m., a social media message from Star Lake said the show would be rescheduled.

According to our partners at, Pennsylvania State Police said they received information about the event being canceled at the concert venue.

It was initially unclear what led the shows cancelation. A message later posted to the band’s website said Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19.

“KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines”

Rumors were flying that Stanley had a heart attack. He dispelled them on his Twitter account.

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