The rockers, who are on their farewell tour, were forced to cancel their show scheduled for yesterday in Ain due to bad weather.
They believed in it until the end. Thursday evening, Printemps de Pérouges festival-goers who came to see Kiss in concert at the Saint-Vulbas Polo club waited for hours to see the American group arrive, before the organizers announced the cancellation of the show. A disappointment due to bad weather, as reported Progress:
“We’re sorry, we did everything we could, but the stage is too wet,” the production told the audience around 10 p.m., an hour after the scheduled concert time.
France 3 regions details the reasons for this late cancellation: according to the site, the concert provided for pyrotechnic effects, which require the use of electricity made dangerous by the rain. The organizers reportedly tried to make the stage passable before giving up.
Ain, where the Printemps de Pérouges takes place, was one of the 14 departments placed in orange vigilance Thursday at the start of the afternoon, according to European 1. “We all thought it was a joke. Nobody moved. We had been waiting for hours, soaked”, annoys a fan in the columns of the site news.fr. “5 hours standing in the rain to finally cancel the concert at 10 p.m., too disgusted”, regrets another on Twitter.
The disappointment was all the greater as it was one of the last opportunities to see the rock band on stage. Kiss is currently performing their farewell tour, the “End of The Road World Tour”, which will end on October 7 in Sacramento, California. Their concert at the Printemps de Pérouges was one of the three French dates scheduled, after the Accor Arena on June 7 and before the Arena of Nîmes on July 5.