Kiss fans – you want it? You might get it – the reunion that all Kiss fans have been waiting for might not be that far-fetched after all. The band’s manager Doc McGhee has revealed that all surviving former members of the band have been approached about potentially taking part in the group’s last show which is set to take place on July 17, 2021, in New York City. This would be the finale of the three-year “End of the Road” world tour.
The band recently announced an additional 75 shows for 2020.
The ex (surviving) members of Kiss include founding lead guitarist Ace Frehley, original drummer Peter Criss, the band’s lead guitarist in the ’80s and ’90s, Bruce Kulick and their second lead guitarist, Vinnie Vincent.
During a Q&A aboard the ninth Kiss Kruise, McGhee said, “Ace and Peter will be and have been invited to come and play with us at any time,” he added, “Like I always say, people in New York would love to see Joe Namath still play football for the Jets. Unfortunately, he can’t. We want to include everybody that played with Kiss to celebrate the 45 years of Kiss.”
The fact that McGhee name-checked Frehley, Vincent, and Criss, has fans percolating. McGhee continued, “We’re still looking at what we’re going to do on the final show of Kiss … and, yes, they’ve all been talked to about it, so I can see us doing something.” He added that there are logistical roadblocks that the fans don’t know take into consideration: “It’s very difficult when people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.’ I mean, how do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen?’ So you say, ‘Okay, you don’t wear makeup, and you wear makeup.’ And then they go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ I don’t know.”
McGhee revealed, “We’ll figure it out because they’re very much a part of the heritage of Kiss. They’re acknowledged by Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] and everybody in this room as being founding members and some of the reasons why we’re sitting here. So, it’s important to you guys, it’s important to us. It’s just a matter of balance. We bring it where it works for everybody, and everybody is having a great time.”
Putting things into perspective, McGhee said that he agreed with Paul Stanley’s statement that, “They could not have done what they’d done without Ace and Peter … and they couldn’t do what they’re doing now with Ace and Peter.”
So Kiss fans, start saving up those dollars. Your ultimate reunion might be just around the corner.