Kiss Alumni Ace Frehley and Vinnie Vincent Booked for Same Festival
There'd been discussions about a wider reunion with Frehley and Vincent's former bandmates, Kiss manager Doc McGhee revealed in November 2019. He said all of the band’s surviving members had been approached about potentially taking part in the final show of their End of the Road farewell tour. (At that time, the final date was scheduled for July 17, 2021, in New York City, but the itinerary has since changed significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
“It’s very difficult, though, when people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up,’" McGhee added. "I mean, how do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen?’ So you say, ‘Okay, you don’t wear makeup, and you wear makeup.’ And then they go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ I don’t know.”
Vincent said he was open to the idea later the same month. "If this is something that they want to approach," he added, "all they've gotta do is give me a call and we'll take it from there."
Kiss finally resumed their postponed final tour on Aug. 18, marking their first full live show since March 10, 2020. The trek was delayed again just four shows later when Paul Stanley tested positive for COVID-19. Less than a week afterward, Gene Simmons also tested positive, leading to four more postponed concerts.
Kiss then embarked on the 2021 Kiss Kruise, which sailed Oct. 29 through Nov. 3. They've since canceled a 12-date Las Vegas residency, which was set to begin on Wednesday and run through Feb. 5. That would have been the group's second such stint, following a run at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in 2014.
Their tour is currently scheduled to relaunch on March 19 in Melbourne and wrap July 21 in Amsterdam.
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