KISS manager Doc McGhee says that all past members of the band have been invited to take part in the last showof theEnd of the Road tour on July 17th, 2021 in New York.
On board the band's recent cruise, he announced, "Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss] have been invited to come and play with us at anytime. 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...
"We're still looking at what we're going to do on the final show... and, yes, they’ve all been talked to about it, so I can see us doing something. It’s very difficult, though, 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.”
A source close to Peter Criss tells us he's not been contacted. No comment yet from Ace Frehley's camp.
In addition to founding members Ace and Peter, the band's living alumni are guitarists Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent. Drumme rEric Carr and guitarist Mark St. John are deceased.
That final show will most likely take place at either Citi Field in Queens, New York or Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.
- Fences need to be mended between Ace and Gene Simmons after Gene once again put his foot in his mouth and said negative things about Ace and his fiancée.
- Peter Criss, who no longer performs, will be 75 and-a-half when that show happens in 2021.
- The only way to truly end it is to have the original four members do a set, or at least a multi-song encore. There is no reason to have current hired hands Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer on stage at the same time as Ace and Peter.
- Will it really be the band's last live performance? They have said goodbye before and then returned to continue.