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Rock legends Kiss mistake Australian flag for Austrian flag at Vienna concert

Rock legends Kiss suffer a major fail by displaying the Australian flag during a concert in Austria: ‘Americans and their geography!’

American band Kiss ended a concert in Vienna on Sunday with a cultural blunder when they thanked their Austrian fans with an image of the Australian flag.

The glam rock legends ended the show by projecting the Kiss logo – featuring the colours and symbols of the Australian flag, including the Union Jack and Southern Cross – on a giant screen behind the stage, alongside the text: ‘Kiss Loves You Vienna.’

The nine thousand Kiss fans in attendance roared with laughter when the message appeared during the closing moments of the concert, reports Today Times Live.

American band Kiss ended a concert in Vienna on Sunday with a cultural blunder when they thanked their Austrian fans with an image of the Australian flag 

One unamused Austrian fan later tweeted: ‘Americans and geography!’

The mishap occurred on the European leg of Kiss’ The End of the Road world tour.

As of Tuesday, no one from the band’s camp has stepped forward to explain how the mix-up over the flags occurred.

The glam rock legends ended the show by projecting the Kiss logo - featuring the colours and symbols of the Australian flag, including the Union Jack and Southern Cross - on a giant screen behind the stage, alongside the text: 'Kiss Loves You Vienna.' (Pictured: Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley on stage in Melbourne, Australia, on March 6, 2013)

The glam rock legends ended the show by projecting the Kiss logo – featuring the colours and symbols of the Australian flag, including the Union Jack and Southern Cross – on a giant screen behind the stage, alongside the text: ‘Kiss Loves You Vienna.’ (Pictured: Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley on stage in Melbourne, Australia, on March 6, 2013)

Meanwhile, Australian Kiss fans have shown their trademark sense of humour after learning of the Vienna concert gaffe

Meanwhile, Australian Kiss fans have shown their trademark sense of humour after learning of the Vienna concert gaffe

Meanwhile, Australian Kiss fans have shown their trademark sense of humour after learning of the Vienna concert gaffe 

One tweeted: ‘When I was a kid my dad had a T-shirt that said ‘There are no kangaroos in Austria’ and the number of people who would stop to correct him.’

Another added: ‘I had that same T-shirt and the same experience when travelling through Europe. Austrians usually got the joke immediately (even though “Austria” is spelt very differently in German), but people from other countries would stop me.’

A third fan mocked Kiss’ error, tweeting: ‘The Commonwealth of Austria.’

Kiss founding member Gene Simmons is seen on stage in Perth on October 3, 2015

Kiss founding member Gene Simmons is seen on stage in Perth on October 3, 2015

The End of the Road tour is billed as the last-ever Australian tour for the American rock band, which formed back in 1973.

The current line-up comprises Gene Simmons on bass, Paul Stanley on vocals and guitar, drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer.

Kiss will begin their shows Down Under with three concerts at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in August.

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