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Ace Frehley @ Sony Hall

Ace is back in the New York Groove (oh come on you knew I would say that) and performing at the brand new Sony Hall. Don’t miss the one and only Spaceman as he lands once more in the city he hails from.

Alice Cooper Extends “Paranormal Evening” Tour Into October

There’s been an update to the in concert activities of the legendary Alice Cooper and you can learn about it below. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia across to Ontario.

The Las Vegas (August 10) and Los Angeles (August 12) dates will feature a special guest as support — original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here, while all dates are posted below. Cooper is fresh off his critically acclaimed performance as King Herod in the live television production of Jesus Christ Superstar! The special aired on Easter Sunday on NBC and was a ratings bonanza.
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Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley Unveil Australian Co-Headlining Dates

It’s been a general rule of mine that when I am posting about a run of tour dates here on PiercingMetal.com that the shows must have a listing in our music metropolis or at least a couple that can be reached by some form of transportation from here. Now while this is more of the standard, I do break the rule but its my website so I only have myself to scold and when I saw this going by in my Facebook Feed I just had to share it with you all. Check it out, as the legendary Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley are pairing up and doing several co-headlining shows in Australia.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ve probably heard about Gene Simmons doing these “Vault” appearances for a lifelong comprehensive boxed set of his career that actually comes in a vault. If this is new information to you just click HERE to learn about it. To my knowledge Gene’s brought Ace out at some of these appearances and they’ve performed together at each others solo concerts over the last few months so the co-headlining dates make perfect sense to me. Now, my only gripe is that this is NOT happening in the USA and of course NYC where it would be a guaranteed sellout of a show. Come on gentlemen, let’s get something on the books. I’ve seen some of Simmons set lists on Setlist.fm and he is doing some deep cuts. I feel that its a given that the pair will be teaming up during each others set to deliver some KISS classics. I’ll close up now since its late and I’ve had a tiring day but as I wonder who I know in Australia that I can crash with for a few days, I also wonder what you readers think about this run of dates. Are you near enough to attend or far away and looking for a journey? Chime in down below as we love when you do that.

Official Websites:
Gene Simmons: http://www.genesimmons.com
Ace Frehley: http://www.acefrehley.com

Ace Frehley @ St. George Theatre

The legendary Ace Frehley will send you to outer space with his Staten Island show and find support from Appice (that’s the band with Carmine and Vinny Appice in case you wondered).

“You Wanted The Best!!!” – KISS “Alive II” Is Forty Years Old!!! (1977-2017)

Stand up on top of your seats and raise your fist in the air and light that lighter to its highest flame because KISS “Alive II” has reached its fortieth anniversary and was released on this date back in 1977. As this is one of my very favorite albums of all time I am pretty stoked to reflect upon its awesomeness. Here we go.

In some sense it began for me with the opening line that shouted “You Wanted The Best And You Got The Best! The Hottest Band In The World —- KISS!!!” From the moment this album began with that intro I started my first truly full exploration into a band that I had only heard every now and again at that point in history. I would sometimes hear them if my parents had the Rock radio station on in the car and songs like “Rock and Roll All Night” or “Strutter” came across the airwaves. I liked those songs enough to the best of my recollection but that was all I was able to absorb since I was still at a pretty young age. When KISS “Alive II” came out I was still in grade school and for some reason I can still recall seeing a double page advertisement for it in one of the major newspapers of the day. Since money was not really in my own control around those years it would be a couple of years later when I finally got my own copy of the album but of course I had heard it quite a few times by then since some older friends had it and allowed me to indulge in its greatness and be schooled in a sense with what truly was “The Hottest Band In The World” to my young ears. To me, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were Rock and Roll superheroes and their wild image was like watching the comic books that I was reading come to life.

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KISS “Alive II” 1977 LP Front Cover

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