KISS’ farewell tour will come to a close on July 21, 2021 in New York City, and it could end up being a packed show in more ways that one.
Manager Doc McGhee said of the final show in a new interview with Pollstar, “It’s going to be great. It’s going to be worthy of the end of the road. It will be worthy to the 45 years of KISS, the last month for sure. We want to celebrate everybody and we might bring out all the former members. We’d like to. Nobody says we hate this guy; we hate that guy; we want everybody who wants to come out.”
Of course, much has been said in the press about including former members of KISS — namely Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — in the farewell tour. Back in January 2019, Gene Simmons said in an interview with Guitar World, “Ace and Peter have gotten three chances. They were in and out of the band — fired — three times. For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional … they weren’t carrying their load. … So the short answer to your question is we’d love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there. And if they don’t, it’s not going to be because of us. But they’re never going to be in KISS again.”
In other words: We likely have over a whole year for more KISS drama to play out in the press. Yay?