KISS Thank Austrian Fans By Displaying the Australian Flag


Right now, KISS are on a European leg of their farewell tour, and have been dealing with a few snafus here and there. First, there was the whole lip-syncing fiasco that resulted in former guitarist Ace Frehley throwing shade at the band. Now, KISS have pulled a pretty classic fuck-up by thanking European nation Austria for their ongoing support — and then displaying the Australian flag instead.

Yup, as reported by Blabbermouth, at their June 26th show in Vienna, KISS closed out the gig with their logo and the message, ‘KISS Loves You, Vienna.’ Only the flag put behind their logo wasn’t the Austrian flag, but the Australian flag.

This is especially funny because the Austria/Australia mess-up is one repeatedly played on in American media. Like, the header image we have for this piece is from a movie where a moron makes this mistake.

And KISS have, well, a big promotional machine behind them. And this is their last tour.

Anyway, Austrian KISS fans, hope you had a laugh about this.

Watch video of the screw-up below, and get tickets to see KISS live at one of their upcoming farewell tour dates:

Sep. 09 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 10 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 12 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 17 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 18 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 21 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena [tickets]
Sep. 22 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 23 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center [tickets]
Sep. 25 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Biloxi, MI @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum [tickets]
Oct. 06 – Lafayette, LA @ Lafayette Cajundome [tickets]
Oct. 08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Oct. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood* [tickets]
Oct. 13 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake* [tickets]
Oct. 15 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre* [tickets]
Oct. 16 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* [tickets]
Oct. 17 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center* [tickets]

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