During an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Kiss’ Paul Stanley mentioned that the farewell tour must be a celebration of the band and not a celebration of the former members, this means, former Kiss members, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will not take part in the farewell tour, therefore, there will be no reunion with the two former members.
Regarding this, Paul Stanley said:
“This tour is a celebration of the band and the life of the band over the past 50 years. It’s not a celebration of the original lineup.
”As important as the original lineup was, I can say that we wouldn’t be here today if not for them, and we wouldn’t be here today with them. […]
“It doesn’t make sense to allow anybody to come in and call shots. We are in great shape. The band is fantastic. I don’t want to mar the celebration (of the farewell tour). I don’t want to mar the situation. It’s been too good.”