KISS Drop Original Lineup Reunion Bombshell

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KISS’s longtime manager Doc McGhee recently stated that he doesn’t know if Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will take part in the iconic group’s final concert. It has been noted that the band had launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic. KISS’s current lineup consists of original members Simmons and Stanley, alongside later band additions, Thayer (since 2002) and drummer Eric Singer (on and off since 1991).

Doc McGhee talks about a possible reunion

In a new interview with VWMusic, McGhee was asked if Frehley and Peter will have any involvement in KISS’s final concert.

He responded:

“Honestly, I don’t know. You can invite them, but they may not come. They may come, they may not come, and we might not invite them. We’ve talked to them, and we’ve talked about it. Well, we don’t talk to Peter, but we do talk to Ace. We haven’t talked to Peter in a long time. But you know something? They were part of it, they aided in starting this band, and they should be part of the end of this. They started this, so in some way they should be able to share that spotlight on the way out. Now, regardless of if it happens or not, you’re not going to get six guys up there in makeup. That’s not going to happen.”

“End Of The Road” was originally scheduled to conclude on July 17, 2021 in New York City but has since been extended to at least early 2023. The tour was announced in September 2018 following a KISS performance of the band’s classic song “Detroit Rock City” on “America’s Got Talent”.

Recently, the original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley canceled all of his previously announced summer 2022 European festival appearances as per the reports. It includes the Czech Republic’s Masters Of Rock and United Kingdom’s Steelhouse Festival. The promoters of the shows have cited the reason to be ‘unforeseen circumstances.’