Home News GENE SIMMONS Announces ACE FREHLEY As Special Guest on 40th Anniversary Solo Album Australian Tour

GENE SIMMONS Announces ACE FREHLEY As Special Guest on 40th Anniversary Solo Album Australian Tour

9 min read

Gene Simmons welcomes former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley as very special guest star on his forthcoming Australian tour, celebrating the milestone of 40 years since the release of his self-titled solo album.

The two rock legends will deliver their individual sets backed by Gene’s smokin’ hot band, followed by an encore to blow your mind!   For the first time in 17 years, they will hit Australian stages together to deliver the final songs of the evening, in a moment that’s destined to make rock folklore.

Gene Simmons, with very special guest star Ace Frehley, will play Adelaide on 28 August at the Entertainment Centre Theatre, followed by Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on 30 August,  Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on 31 August, and winding up in Brisbane at Tivoli Theatre on 1 September.

Tickets on sale now –¬†¬†please head to¬†www.ticketek.com.au¬†for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney shows, and¬†www.ticketmaster.com.au¬†for the Brisbane show.

Gene said today, ‚ÄúYes the rumours are true, Ace Frehley will be joining me in¬†Australia for 4 shows as my special guest.¬†¬†Both of us are celebrating the 40th¬†anniversary of the KISS solo albums.¬†¬†Ace and I haven‚Äôt played together in Australia since 2001 and we‚Äôll have a lot of fun in the encore.¬†¬†These shows give both of us the opportunity to dig deep into our catalogue of songs and play songs that the fans probably thought they‚Äôd never hear live.¬†Here‚Äôs your chance!‚ÄĚ

In his first solo tour of Australia, fans can look forward to Gene blasting through his classics –¬†Charisma,¬†Radioactive,¬†Mr Make Believe– plus tracks from the first¬†KISS album right up to now.¬†¬†This will include material from LPs such as¬†Dynasty,¬†Unmasked¬†and¬†The Elder¬†which were hits specifically in Australia. ¬†Gene will perform songs that have never been played live by¬†KISS and many of which have never been performed live in Australia before, along with songs from his solo album.

In rock annals, September 2018 will be an important date as it marks the 40th anniversary of the release of all 4 KISS band members’ solo albums (18 Sept, 1978).

Having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide with KISS,¬†Gene Simmons¬†has written and performed some of the most well known anthems in¬†music. His tongue wagging onstage antics and distinguishable makeup often overshadowed his grossly underrated musicianship, the Rock ‚ÄėN‚Äô Roll Hall of Fame inductee receiving extensive accolades throughout his illustrious career.

Ace Frehley is a founding member of KISS, a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world. Ace played on the classic KISS albums from 1973 to 1981 before reuniting with the band from 1996 to 2001.  Ace was responsible for many of the band’s biggest hits including Talk To Me, New York Groove, 2,000 Man, Rocket Ride, Shock Me and more.

Like Gene, Ace is also a Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and has influenced hundreds of bands and inspired guitar players of the ilk of Tom Morello and Dave Grohl.

Ace Frehley will perform a set of hits from his career in and out of KISS – and of course, he‚Äôll be bringing the smoking guitar!¬†¬†He is enthused about the tour, saying,¬†¬†‚ÄúI had so much fun in Australia playing with Alice Cooper, I couldn‚Äôt wait to come back and when Gene invited me to open the shows, how could I say no? Gene‚Äôs band is¬†backing me and they‚Äôre all massive KISS fans – they know ALL the songs, so we‚Äôre going to be playing a bunch of songs that I‚Äôll be dusting off,¬†¬†ready to rock and roll.‚Ä̬†

Current reviews in the US are praising Gene for bringing fun and ferocious rock shows direct to his fans:-

‚ÄúThis is what long-time KISS fans have been waiting for and the time is here.‚Ä̬†

Backstage Axxess


“It may be a bit bold to say, but as I was listening to them play, it was like I was

¬†listening to the KISS ALIVE I album. Gene and his band are killing it live!‚Ä̬†

Legendary Rock Interviews


‚ÄúDid Gene deliver the goods? You bet your ass he did!‚ÄĚ

Mike’s Music & Concerts


‚ÄúJust 5 guys on stage having a great time. Gene, Ryan, Jeremy, Phil and Brent put on one hell of a show. If this show comes to your town, GO! Gene once again showed the big boys how it‚Äôs done.‚Ä̬†

Legendary Rock Interviews


‚ÄúGene Simmons had several things to prove on this tour.¬† He is not slowing down, he can rock the house without Paul, and the music of KISS is every bit as bombastic without the bombs as it is with them.¬† All these things were proven.‚ÄĚ

Glacially Musical





Tuesday 28 August 2018   Р  Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide

Thursday 30 August 2018¬† –¬† Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Friday 31 August 2018  Р  Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Saturday 1 September 2018¬† –¬† Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane

Tickets on sale now –¬†¬†please head to¬†www.ticketek.com.au¬†for¬†Adelaide,¬†Melbourne¬†and¬†Sydney¬†shows, and¬†www.ticketmaster.com.au¬†for the¬†Brisbane¬†show.

For more on Gene Simmons, tour dates, VIP packages and The Vault:

www.genesimmons.com  and www.genesimmonsaxe.com  and www.genesimmonsvault.com 


Load More Related Articles
Load More By Admin
Load More In News
Comments are closed.

Check Also

CHOIRBOYS Announce Live Stream Event

Choirboys Live In The Backyard Studio performing their hits! Escape the chilly winter by r…