Rock band Kiss to play concert for sharks

Kiss plan to stay safely above the water

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Rock group Kiss have announced a show next month at a uniquely dangerous venue - shark infested waters.

The US band will play four songs from a boat positioned off the coast of Port Lincoln in southern Australia, with eight fans listening underwater in a small submarine.

The gig is part of a series of events designed to entertain animals, instead of the other way around.

The area is known for frequent great white shark sightings, and boat tours to dive with creatures have become a major tourist draw.

Despite none of the human or fish attendees being able to see the show on November 18, Kiss have promised they will perform in their trademark full make-up.

The waters off Port Lincoln have become known for great white shark sightings.

Singer Paul Stanley said sharks are attracted to low frequency vibrations, so he predicts some interest from the apex predators.

“Sharks are attracted to low frequencies and so they're attracted to rock 'n' roll,” he said.

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

He said Kiss bassist Gene Simmons should be ready to perform after recent surgery for kidney stones.

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

Previous research has shown sharks are attracted to heavy metal music, including AC/DC.

Some shark tour operators have been known to use music to attract the massive fish instead of bait, which can impact the animal's natural behaviour and could lead to more attacks.

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