Gene Simmons has invited former guitarist Ace Frehley to take part in KISS’s “End Of The Road” tour, believing that “the fans would love it”.
Earlier today, Simmons tweeted a ‘Happy 71st Birthday’ message to Frehley, adding: “The invitations still stand. Jump up on stage with us for encores. The fans would love it.”
Frehley previously said that he would be up for playing with KISS again, however the price definitely had to be right, telling Rock Candy magazine: “It would be nice to go back out again with them. But it’s not my call. I think we have a really good relationship now. I text Paul [Stanley, KISS frontman] back and forth and we’ve worked together, as I have with Gene. I would seriously consider it, but the money would have to be right. I’m not gonna take [current KISS guitarist] Tommy Thayer’s salary.
“It would certainly sell more tickets with me involved,” Ace added. “I have a gut feeling it will happen.”
After KISS initially announced the “End Of The Road” tour, fans have been wondering if Frehley and Criss would be involved in the tour, especially since Paul, Gene and Ace seem to currently be on good terms. Frehley’s latest album “Spaceman” features two songs written with Gene, and the duo also completed a joint summer tour of Australia together.
From what we understand, Peter Criss is still awaiting his invitation. Which would be pretty damn cool.
KISS’s current lineup consists of original members Simmons and Stanley, alongside later band additions, Thayer (since 2002) and drummer Eric Singer (on and off since 1991).
Happy Birthday Ace @ace_frehley. And many more…The invitations still stand. Jump up on stage with us for encores. The fans would love it.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) April 27, 2022