Gene Simmons, like many other musicians, should be on tour right now, but he made it very clear that KISS won’t return to their “End of the Road” farewell tour until the novel coronavirus is completely under control.
In a Facebook Live interview with United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown, Simmons was asked when KISS’ farewell tour would return to the road. Simmons responded, “First and foremost, it doesn’t matter about me, me, me and the band and all that stuff. The most important thing is to keep you guys safe, ’cause we love you. Without the fans, we’re nothing and we’re nobody. I’d be asking you, if you were next in line, if you’d like some fries with that. In fact, that person is cooler than I will ever be. So it’s less about self-aggrandizement and more about we are going out there once it’s safe.”
Simmons added, “Once we have a vaccine out there and the scientists — not the politicians — are telling us, ‘Okay, open the doors. Celebrate life. Go out there and enjoy yourself.’ Then we’re going out there.”
Simmons has been very vocal about taking the coronavirus seriously and has engaged with many fans on Twitter as of late encouraging them to wear masks to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.