Kiss Mocked For Flashing Australian Flag In Austria

As if Paul Stanley getting caught apparently lip synching during Kiss‘ June 6th gig in Antwerp, Belgium wasn’t bad enough — Kiss is once again the laughing stock of their detractors.

Classic Rock reported the embarrassing mistake that took place on Sunday (June 26th) at the Stadhalle in concert in Vienna, Austria at the Stadhalle: “At the end of the band’s set the production people did what they normally do: they flashed up a message on the screens, thanking fans for their attendance: We Love You Vienna.”

So far — so good, but then the ultimate faux pas: “Well, that was the plan. What they actually did was thank fans for their attendance, with the Kiss logo set against the Australian flag. That’s the Australia that’s on the other side of the world from Austria. Two extra letters, but so much distance.”

Gene Simmons told us that attending a Kiss concert should be viewed as nothing less than a religious rock experience: “There’s something else going on, that somehow words don’t really get to — in the same way that, perhaps, when you think about a, a Southern Baptist church revival. Your spirit is lifted when you walk out of there. You feel glad to be alive another day. I’d like to think that when you leave our show, you feel exhilarated — physically exhausted, but there’s something to talk about.”

Kiss performs on Thursday (June 30th) in France Saint-Vulbas France at Festival Du Printemps De Perouges

Their next U.S. show is set for September 21st at West Palm Beach’s IThink Financial Amphitheatre.