Former KISS members Bruce Kulick and Ace Frehley are set to grace the upcoming Kiss Cancer Goodbye II fundraiser, an event dedicated to supporting the American Cancer Society
Scheduled for October 13-14, 2023, the event will be hosted on the expansive Harvest House campus located in Sarasota, Florida. A highlight of the occasion will be Kulick‘s captivating performance of KISS‘s “Alive III” album in its entirety. The festivities will encompass live music on both Friday and Saturday nights, complemented by an array of musical, comedic, and other entertaining activities during Saturday afternoon. The weekend’s agenda will also incorporate charitable raffles and other initiatives aimed at raising funds for a noble cause. To extend the event’s impact, a combination of in-person attendance and live streaming will be facilitated during specific segments of the proceedings.
In the early months of 2023, Harvest House proudly unveiled its state-of-the-art community center, adjacent to its pre-existing facility known as the Venue. This new addition boasts an elevated stage, a top-tier PA system, cutting-edge lighting equipment, a substantial 16-foot video wall, and an integrated live streaming package.
Harvest House, a well-established and respected non-profit entity situated in Sarasota, has a longstanding commitment to providing housing and recovery programs for vulnerable individuals, including veterans and battered women. Their scope of care extends further, encompassing the operation of Harvest Church, a non-denominational religious institution. Notably, this organization has earned widespread recognition for its dedication to those in need.
The inaugural Kiss Cancer Goodbye event unfolded in 2022 within the premises of SIR Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Surpassing expectations, this gathering resulted in a substantial contribution of over $40,000 to the American Cancer Society, emphasizing its charitable impact.
The coordinators of Kiss Cancer Goodbye expressed their intent to heighten their fundraising achievements for this year’s installment. Beyond mere financial support, they aim to elevate cancer awareness, emphasizing the significance of understanding cancer risks and the urgency of early detection.
Bruce‘s association with KISS commenced in 1984, coinciding with his involvement in the “Animalize” tour, which extended through the reunion tour. Bruce‘s remarkable presence is showcased extensively in “Kissology – Vol. 2” and “Vol. 3,” pivotal DVDs chronicling the band’s illustrious four-decade-plus journey. “Alive III,” unveiled in 1993, stands as the third chapter of the acclaimed “Alive” series. Recorded across various dates during the 1992 tour that complemented the “Revenge” album, this release achieved gold certification in 1994.
Subsequently, Ace departed from KISS post the band’s “Farewell Tour” in 2002, emphasizing his commitment to the word “farewell.” Drummer Peter Criss claimed his contract with KISS was not renewed in March 2004. However, these claims have been contested by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, fellow members of the band.