Sunday 20 October 2019

Rockers Kiss to play music for sharks in Australia gig

The group will remain above the waves although a small number of human fans will listen from a submarine.

Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley of Kiss performing live (Katja Ogrin/PA)
Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley of Kiss performing live (Katja Ogrin/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Rock group Kiss will play a show next month in Australia for sharks and eight fans, who will listen through underwater speakers in a small submarine.

The band will remains above board on a boat in full make-up and costumes as part of an Airbnb promotion.

The event is part of Airbnb Animal Experiences, and is designed to have people entertain animals instead of the other way around.

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A great white shark (Byron Dilkes/Danah Divers/AP)

Kiss’s Paul Stanley says the band will play at least four songs, adding he is not sure how much more of Kiss the sharks can take.

He says sharks are attracted to low frequency vibrations, making rock‘n’roll an ideal choice to interest them.

The November 18 event will be held in the Indian ocean off Port Lincoln in south Australia.

“I was a little taken aback by it, but they explained that sharks are attracted to low frequencies and so they’re attracted to rock ‘n’ roll,” singer and guitarist Stanley said.

“Since we’re going to be in Australia, it gives a whole new meaning to doing a concert Down Under.”

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Gene Simmons (Amy Harris/PA)

Proceeds will go to charity, the company said.

“I’m not sure how much of us the sharks can take,” Stanley said.

“I’m hoping they know Rock And Roll All Nite.”

Stanley said Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has recovered after having some kidney stones removed recently, and should be ready to perform well before the shark show.

“I tend to think he just ate gravel,” Stanley joked.

Underwater concerts are not new.

The Underwater Music Festival has been held for the past 35 years in the Florida Keys.

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