Gene Simmons welcomes former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley as very special guest star on his forthcoming Australian tour, celebrating the milestone of 40 years since the release of his self-titled solo album.
The two rock legends will deliver their individual sets backed by Gene’s smokin’ hot band, followed by an encore to blow your mind! For the first time in 17 years, they will hit Australian stages together to deliver the final songs of the evening, in a moment that’s destined to make rock folklore.
Gene said today, “Yes the rumours are true, Ace Frehley will be joining me in Australia for 4 shows as my special guest. Both of us are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the KISS solo albums. Ace and I haven’t played together in Australia since 2001 and we’ll have a lot of fun in the encore. These shows give both of us the opportunity to dig deep into our catalogue of songs and play songs that the fans probably thought they’d never hear live. Here’s your chance!”
In his first solo tour of Australia, fans can look forward to Gene blasting through his classics – Charisma, Radioactive, Mr Make Believe- plus tracks from the first KISS album right up to now. This will include material from LPs such as Dynasty, Unmasked and The Elder which were hits specifically in Australia. Genewill perform songs that have never been played live by KISS and many of which have never been performed live in Australia before, along with songs from his solo album.
In rock annals, September 2018 will be an important date as it marks the 40th anniversary of the release of all 4 KISS band members’ solo albums (18 Sept, 1978).
GENE SIMMONS WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST STAR ACE FREHLEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Tuesday 28 August 2018 Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday 30 August 2018 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Friday 31 August 2018 Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 1 September 2018 Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Tickets on sale now – please head to www.ticketek.com.au for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney shows, and www.ticketmaster.com.au for the Brisbane show.