Ace Frehley On KISS’ Final Tour: “I Think They’re Waiting For Promoters To Come Back And Say, ‘Well, We’ll Give You X Amount Of Dollars If Ace Is Involved And Peter Is Involved”

During a new interview with Loudwire, Ace Frehley talked a bit about the possibility of joining KISS on their final tour. The guitarist said he thinks the band are “waiting for promoters to come back and say, ‘Well, we’ll give you X amount of dollars if Ace is involved and Peter is involved” and that they will get a call after a higher offer is made.

Frehley said the following:

“They’re testing the waters. I think they’re waiting for promoters to come back and say, ‘Well, we’ll give you X amount of dollars if Ace is involved and Peter is involved.’ It’s all about money with those guys and they’ll be the first to admit it, especially Gene. When Doc McGee gets a call from a promoter and they say, ‘We’ll give you double the amount of money with Ace and Peter,’ we’re gonna get the call.”

He also added:

“If I come back, I’m gonna take my throne back, or I’m not coming back.”

He continued:

“A lot of fans are saying if I’m not involved in the next tour, they’re not going. That’s probably making Paul and Gene a little nervous … I can’t imagine them doing an ‘End of the Road’ tour with the same lineup. They’ve been playing for 15 years, there’s nothing special about doing one last big tour with the same lineup.”

He then added:

“I told Paul and Gene, ‘I’m the guy now that you’ve always wanted me to be.’ I was a screwup and I was always late and didn’t show up on time and missed recording sessions. I was telling them this year, ‘I’m now the guy you always wanted me to be.’ Hopefully it sinks in, you know?”

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Watch KISS Perform Hilarious Version Of “Rock And Roll All Nite” With James Corden

During last night’s (November 5) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” KISS were joined by Corden for an alternate version of “Rock And Roll All Nite.” This version found Corden interjecting his own lyrics to show people the effects of partying all night as you age. You can see footage of that below. KISS will be heading out on their farewell tour next year.

Ace Frehley Rejoins KISS Onstage During The KISS Kruise

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley rejoined the band onstage during an acoustic performance on the “KISS Kruise” yesterday (October 31). Together they performed “2000 Man” (The Rolling Stones cover), “New York Groove” (Hello cover), “Nothing’ To Lose,” and “Rock And Roll All Nite.” Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick took part in the set as well.

KISS Perform “Shout It Out Loud” On “The Late Late Show With James Corden”, Take Over Times Square For Halloween

KISS were the musical guests on last night’s (October 31) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” You can see footage of the band performing “Shout It Out Loud” on the show below. In other news, the group also took over Times Square in New York City for Halloween. The takeover consisted of four enormous clusters and 13 huge billboards. You can check out a video on that below as well. This news comes as KISS are preparing to head out on their farewell tour next year.

Watch KISS Perform “Love Gun” On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

KISS were the musical guests on last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” You can see footage of the band performing “Love Gun” on the show below. As previously reported, KISS will be heading out on their farewell tour next year.

KISS Announce First Set Of Dates For Their “End Of The Road” World Tour

KISS have announced the first set of dates for their “End Of The Road” farewell tour. Meet & Greet Experiences will be available on Tuesday (October 30) at 10 a.m. local time via KissOnline.com. As for tickets, a KISS Army fan club presale will launch on October 31 at 10 a.m local time, while a Citi card presale will take place on the same day at 12 p.m. Tickets will officially go on sale to the general public on November 2 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation.

The band commented:

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.”

Tour Dates:

Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Feb. 01 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Moda Center
Feb. 02 – Tacoma, WA @Tacoma Dome
Feb. 04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Feb. 07 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 08 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Feb. 09 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Feb. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Feb. 13 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Feb. 19 – Corpus ChrisW, TX @ American Bank Center
Feb. 20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 23 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Feb. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake
Feb. 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar. 01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Mar. 02 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar. 04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Mar. 06 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar. 07 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Mar. 09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Mar. 10 – Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad CiWes
Mar. 12 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Mar. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Lible Caesars Arena
Mar. 16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Mar. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 19 – Montreal, QC, @ Canada Bell Centre
Mar. 20 – Toronto, ON, @ Canada Air Canada Centre
Mar. 22 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar. 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 26 – Boston, MA TD @ Garden
Mar. 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Mar. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Apr. 02 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Apr. 03 – Obawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Apr. 06 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Apr. 07 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Apr. 09 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 11 – Tampa, FL@ Amalie Arena
Apr. 12 – Jacksonville, FL@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
May 27 – Leipziger Messe – Leipzig, Germany
May 29 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
May 31 – Konigsplatz – Munich, Germany
Jun. 02 – Georg Meiches Stadium – Essen, Germany
Jun. 04 – Waldbuhne – Berlin, Germany
Jun. 05 – Expo-Plaza – Hannover, Germany
Jun. 07 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 – Ice Arena – St. Petersburg, Russia
Jun. 13 – Dinamon Stadium – Moscow, Russia
Jun. 16 – Nsa Stadium – Kiev, Ukraine
Jun. 18 – Tauron Arena – Krakow, Poland
Jun. 25 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun. 27 – Tons Of Rock – Oslo, Norway
Jun. 28 – Trondheim Rocks – Trondheim, Norway
Jul. 02 – Ippodromo Snai San Siro – Milan, Italy
Jul. 04 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
Jul. 06 – Rennbahn – Iffezheim, Germany
Jul. 09 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham, England
Jul. 11 – O2 Arena – London, England
Jul. 12 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, England
Jul. 14 – Newcastle Arena – Newcastle, England
Jul. 16 – Sse Hydro – Glasgow, Scotland

Ace Frehley Says He Hasn’t Been Asked To Participate In KISS’ “End Of The Road” Tour

KISS recently revealed that they will be heading out on their “End Of The Road” farewell tour next year and many fans have expressed a desire to see all four original members take part in the trek. However, during a “live conversation” at Hollywood’s Musicians Institute, Ace Frehley said he hasn’t been approached about performing with the band.

Frehley said the following:

“I haven’t been asked. I had a meeting with those guys several months ago, and they talked about retiring to me, and that didn’t seem right either. Who knows what’s going to happen? I read comments on the Internet, and I fall off my bed laughing. There’s all these people that have all these different ideas of a configuration of what the next KISS tour should be, and it’s crazy — but overwhelmingly, they want me back in the band, I think. That’s what I’m reading on the Internet.”

“I’m doing fine on my own. My career is on an upswing; I’m having a ton of fun; I like producing my own records. I don’t like anybody standing over my shoulder telling me what to do. I’ve had a lot of freedom, and working with Paul [Stanley] and Gene [Simmons] again, it would be different. But then again, I’d probably make $5 or $10 million, so I might consider that…”

“Hopefully next year, what all the KISS fans really want to happen will happen. I’m hoping. I want to be involved, especially for the fans. It’s not like my dream job, because I’ve done it a couple of times and quit, but I really want to do it for the fans if it’s going to happen.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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