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GENE SIMMONS Explains Why KISS Cancelled Their Las Vegas Residency

Gene Simmons addresses the cancellation of KISS's upcoming Las Vegas residency.

Gene Simmons has said that there are plans for KISS to reschedule their second Las Vegas residency after the shows were canceled in October.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Gene said: “Our original plan was to come in just before New Year’s, but it was just too busy. When I came into town and joined my friend Dave Grohl [and FOO FIGHTERS] onstage [on December 4], that same night you could see George Strait at T-Mobile Arena, literally across the street. You go down the street and you can see many more artists. I mean, it’s packed. There are more artists per square inch in a city that never sleeps than anyplace on the planet.”

Gene went on to say that he would like to revisit the idea “in a year, maybe half a year. “With all due respect to other all the other artists who are terrific, and who are great and iconic, we’d rather wait for the traffic to die down and bring the best show on Earth, period,” he said.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s initial report for the residency cancellation was due to “soft ticket sales”.

KISS hosted a previous residency in Las Vegas in November 2014 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino. The nine-show run was captured for the “Kiss Rocks Vegas” DVD and Blu-ray set, which was made available in August 2016.