Gene Simmons Speaks To Why He Feels Ace Frehley and Peter Criss Can’t Be Part Of The Kiss Farewell Tour

Per Gene, this is why Ace and Peter can't be part of the Kiss farewell tour
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While talking with Chaoszine, Gene Simmons was asked about Ace Frehley and Peter Criss being part of the Kiss farewell tour. In a separate interview, Kiss manager Doc McGhee was asked if Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Bruce Kulick will be part of the band’s final performance. But per Simmons, it does not seem very likely. To be more specific, while he has reached out to both ex-band members about the Kiss farewell tour, Ace had a request that Simmons said was “not going to happen.” Along with that, Simmons feels that both Ace and Peter are not up to the task of performing with the band, due to matters of physical stamina and health.

Regarding reaching out to Ace and Peter, Ace’s reply, and why he feels Ace would not be able to perform with the band, Gene Simmons shared the following:

“I asked Ace and Peter, ‘Come out on tour. We’ll get you your own room and everything. Come out on the encores.’ Ace said, ‘No. The only way I’d come out is if I’m the Spaceman and you ask Tommy to leave.’ I go, ‘Well, that’s not going to happen.’ First of all, I care about Ace, but he’s not in shape. He can’t play that way and doesn’t have the physical stamina to do that.”

Talking about Peter Criss, Simmons speaks to seeing a recent performance that involved Peter and says that he “felt sad” for him. The interviewer goes on to ask Simmons – So you feel that he wasn’t sort of in shape anymore? – to which Simmons replies with:

“No. When I called to invite Peter to be in the documentary, his health isn’t what it should be. I don’t want to get too specific because it’s part of his private life. But no, physically, he wouldn’t be able to do it. Neither would Ace.”

So there you have it folks, as it stands right now, it doesn’t seem like Ace Frehley or Peter Criss will be part of the Kiss farewell tour. If anything changes, we will keep you posted.

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Below you will find dates and locations associated with the North American run of the band’s Kiss End of the Road World Tour. Do not miss out on this incredible experience!

9/9 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/10 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/12 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
9/17 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/18 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/21 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
9/22 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
9/23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center
9/25 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/28 – Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
9/29 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/1 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
10/2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/5 – Biloxi, MI – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
10/6 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
10/8 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Financial Amphitheatre
10/9 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/13 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
10/15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/16 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/17 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center