KISS Manager Wants Ace Frehley & Peter Criss To Be Part of the Band's Final Show

November 6, 2019

KISS has some of the most dedicated, multi-generational fanbases in all of music for over 40 years. And with the final date of the band's End of the Road tour set for July 21st, 2021, fans remain hopeful that former members Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Vinnie Vincent will have some role in the celebration.

Doc McGee, the manager of KISS, recently addressed this issue during a Q&A session held on the band's KISS Kruise IX, saying that he wants all three members to be part of the show. "We want to include everybody that played with KISS to celebrate the 45 years of KISS," McGee says. "Everybody... Vinnie Vincent and everybody else that played with KISS is part of this whole celebration of 45 years. So we're still looking at what we're gonna do on the final show of KISS."

McGee goes on to say that one of the difficult obstacles they would need to approach would be how past and current members would be presented onstage.  "When people say, 'Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.' 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,'" says McGhee. "So it's real hard to do, but we'll figure it out because they're very much a part of the heritage of KISS. And they're acknowledged by Gene and Paul and everybody in this room as the founding members… So, it's important to you guys, it's important to us. It's just a matter of the balance and we can bring it where it works for everybody and everybody is having a great time."

Listen to McGee's full answer in the video below: