KISS played a show on a boat.. For sharks.. Sharks didn’t show up.

By jsmith on November 19, 2019
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 03: Gene Simmons of KISS, performs during their opening show for the Australian leg of their 40th anniversary world tour at Perth Arena on October 3, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

This is the weirdest story ever.

By Jon Smith:

Ok.  SO…  Stay with me here.  KISS had a US tour, which they had to cancel a few shows because Gene got sick.  Then they had an Australian tour…  Which they’ve had to cancel a few shows because Paul got sick.  However, KISS was tasked with helping online company Airbnb with a new “animal encounters” option, so they went ahead and performed a show without Paul.

“Hey Gene, if you need me I’ll be over there.”


Why in the world would someone want KISS to play a show for sharks?  Well in addition to the obvious headlines and click bait that comes from it, (this article included) The Australian Marine Conservation Society insists that sharks “love the low-frequency sounds of rock and roll”.

If that’s the case, I’m guessing the aquatic world is holding out for a full line up performance.  Even though we had Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer in full costume and make up, no sharks came.  Not one.

There were 8 contest winners on the boat, as well as about 40 other KISS fans on nearby boats to catch the show. But no sharks.  Or dolphins.  Or stingrays, or..  Well.  you get the idea.



The good news?  Utah is a landlocked state, and we don’t have sharks in the Beehive state, which means when KISS comes through town in September on the rescheduled show there will be plenty of fans standing by!

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