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Sharks among few to see Kiss on cancelled Oz tour leg

The sharks were certainly circling as a three-piece Kiss performed on a boat in the Indian Ocean, attracting fans both above and below the waves

By Anna Grace on 19 Nov 2019

Sharks among few to see Kiss on cancelled Oz tour leg

image © Adventure Bay Charters

Kiss performed the single date of an otherwise cancelled Australian leg of their End of the Road world tour to an audience made up of eight humans and several great white sharks.

The show took place yesterday (18 November) aboard a boat in a part of the Indian Ocean known as a hot spot for great white sharks.

The performance was relayed underwater via special speakers to attract the sharks, while fans were lowered below the surface in a glass viewing hull.

The veteran rock band had cancelled the eight-date run of arena shows down under due to the illness of co-lead vocalist Paul Stanley.

The performance was relayed underwater via special speakers to attract the sharks

However, remaining band members Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer braved the jaws of one of the ocean’s top predators to play the one-off show, presented by Airbnb and in conjunction with tour company Adventure Bay Charters.

“Airbnb approached us with this idea that sounded, quite frankly, a little weird, but we’re used to being approached with things that are a little weird,” Stanley told Rolling Stone before the concert. “I’ve played for a lot of land sharks. Now I finally get a chance to play for the ocean varieties.”

The Australian concerts were part of the band’s last-ever tour, which is visiting Asia, North and South America, Europe and South Africa, before coming to a close in New York on 21 July 2021.

 


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