WATCH: KISS Minus Paul Stanley Played on a Boat for Sharks in Australia

JUNE 27: Gene Simmons of Kiss on stage at the Tons of Rock festival on June 27, 2019 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns)
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Yes, KISS really played a show for sharks in Australia without star-eyed lead singer, Paul Stanley. No, this isn't the plot of a new SYFY network movie.

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The bizarre gig came about even though KISS was forced to cancel the band's New Zealand and Australian tour dates on "The End of the Road" tour after Stanley was stricken with the flu. The group had already confirmed the show on a fishing boat off the Australian coast in support of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (and a slick campaign for Airbnb), and chose to honor the obligation as a power trio. The concept being that sharks love the low-frequency sound of rock music.

So Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer set off on the boat surrounded by media and a handful of local fans who showed up for the once in a lifetime gig. Not in attendance: sharks, none of which made an appearance during the five-song set. Watch a news report on the show below, complete with commentary from KISS in full regalia and footage of the band performing "Calling Dr. Love."

 

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