Peter Criss & Ace Frehley Turn Down Invitation for KISS’ Final Tour
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As KISS prepares for their highly anticipated farewell tour, the End Of The Road tour, fans were hopeful for a reunion of the original band members. However, former KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss have declined an invitation to join the band for their upcoming performances.
The final shows of the tour are set to take place on December 1 and 2 at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Longtime fans held hopeful expectations that the estranged duo of Criss and Frehley would reunite, even if only for a few nostalgic songs.
During an interview with Linea Rock, Gene Simmons, a member of KISS, expressed his understanding of the desires of longtime fans. He stated:
“For the older fans who have been with us for 50 years, some of them are yearning to see Ace and Peter. The newer fans never had the chance to witness their performances, so they don’t know what they’re missing.”
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Simmons revealed that he had reached out to both Ace and Peter multiple times, inviting them to join for the encores or for a few shows.
However, they both declined the opportunity. Simmons expressed his uncertainty about their decision, saying:
“I don’t know what else to say about that.”
Despite this setback, Simmons emphasized that the door remains open for their return. He stated, “We would always welcome them back. Additionally, there are several other prominent artists who expressed interest in joining us on stage for a song, but we are still considering our options. Ultimately, we may decide to conclude the tour the same way we began – with the four original members, each armed with a guitar. No keyboards, no synthesizers, just pure live music.”