Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has 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.’
Promoters issued statement after Ace Frehley reportedly canceled the shows
Steelhouse promoters Mikey and Max said in a statement: “We have been informed by Ace Frehley’s representatives that, due to unforeseen circumstances on his part, he needs to cancel his entire European tour including his appearance at Steelhouse.”
The organizers of Masters Of Rock released a similarly worded statement, saying: “Unfortunately, we will not see the original guitarist of the famous band KISS and subsequently the successful solo artist Ace Frehley at Masters Of Rock this year! We are extremely sorry, but his management has canceled all his planned summer shows in Europe. The changes are sometimes really unpredictable, and so is the official reason for canceling his show: ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances Ace Frehley’s performance has been cancelled.'”
Frehley’s latest release was “Origins Vol. 2”, the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist. “Origins Vol. 2” featured cover versions of THE BEATLES’ “I’m Down”, Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin'”, Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times”, The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, The Kinks’ “Lola” and THE JIMI Hendrix Experience’s “Manic Depression”, among others. A cover of the 1975 KISS tune “She” also appeared as a bonus track. Guests on the set included Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Lita Ford and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
It was back in December 2020 that Frehley told Talking Metal Live that he would start recording his next all-original album the following year. The record will be the follow-up to “Spaceman”, which was released in October 2018 via eOne.