There’s big news for KISS fans eager to see former guitarist Ace Frehley in action with some former bandmates: Kruise Fest 2019, which coincides with the KISS Kruise, made a big announcement.
Organizers of the two-day fan-event which is scheduled around the 2019 Kiss Kruise, have announced that Frehley will appear with his former Frehley’s Comet bandmates and also with his current band in Miami, FL in October.
The Kruise Fest takes place on October 28 and 29 before the ninth annual cruise begins on October 30. Appearances by Bob Kulick, John Corabi and Sebastian Bach have also been confirmed for the event which will take place at the Doubletree Convention Center.
The official statement is as follows: “On October 28, performers include the Kruise Fest All-Star Band, anchored by Ace Frehley’s touring musicians. The group will be joined by Grammy winners John Regan and Bob Kulick, and artists including Richie Scarlet and Tod Howarth, with more to be announced. The following evening will see a performance by Return of the Comet, which includes ex-Frehley’s Comet members John Regan, Howarth, Scarlet and Steve “Budgie” Werner.”
The statement continued, “Tuesday’s headliner will be none other than the Spaceman himself, Ace Frehley, who will be performing a full set with his band and will jam two songs with Return of the Comet for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in attendance.”
Frehley has reunited with his Comet bandmates on two other occasions: one in 2017, which featured Regan, Howarth and Scarlet, and one in 2018 which also featured Anton Fig.
Kruise Fest organizers Joe D’Angelo, Neil Davis, Jay Jadofsky and Bill Alward described themselves as “die-hard Kiss fans as well as veteran members of the Kiss Army and Navy,” and said the festival was “by the fans – for the fans.”
Full details can be found at the Kruise Fest website here.