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Paul Stanley cancels solo gigs after concussion
Paul Stanley has canceled all four of his upcoming Soul Station solo shows after suffering a concussion according to Vintage Vinyl News. Back on January 15th, Stanley posted online: "I went skiing today and got something I never expected. . . A concussion! OW!!!!! Lucky though." Yesterday (January 25th) Stanley wrote on Facebook: "MY APOLOGIES. Recovery from concussion will take a bit longer. I am postponing ALL FOUR California #SoulStation shows Feb. 1-4. So sorry."
Back in September 2015, Soul Station played the first of its half-dozen club gigs at L.A.'s Roxy Theatre. Stanley stayed far away from Kiss material by tackling only '60s and '70s soul/pop classics by the Jackson Five, the Isley Brothers, the Delfonics, the Temptations, the Miracles, Al Green, the Stylistics, and the Spinners, among others. This time around Stanley and the band -- which features Kiss drummer Eric Singer -- was set to hit such "So. Cal" towns as Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Solana Beach, and Agoura Hills.
Paul Stanley told us that these days, he tends to look at the big picture when considering Kiss' career: "When you think of Muhammad Ali, you think of him as the champ. You don't think of the times he lost -- and he did. I'd rather think of us in those terms. Nobody stays on top all the time, but who's been champ longest?"
Cancelled: Paul Stanley's Soul Station tour dates:
February 1 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose
February 2 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
February 3 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
February 4 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
Updated: Kiss North American tour dates (subject to change):
February 24 - Thackerville, OK - WinStar Global Event Center
February 25 - New Orleans, LA - Krewe of Endymion Parade & Extravaganza at Orleans Avenue
April 21 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
April 22 - Laughlin, NV - Laughlin Event Center
July 14 - Bridgeview, IL - Chicago Open Air at Toyota Park
In 2014, Paul Stanley's life spanning memoir, Face The Music: A Life Exposed, debuted at Number Two on The New York Times' Best Sellers list for Print Hardcover Non-Fiction. On top of that, Face The Music debuted on the Times' Combined Print and E-Book bestseller list and E-Book bestsellers list at Number Three and Number 13, respectively.
In the Face The Music, Stanley talks frankly about his early struggles with hearing -- he was born with Level 3 Microtia and is deaf in his right ear. Microtia is a congenital deformity of the cartilage of the outer ear that can affect normal hearing.