Win A Ticket To See Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club (11/24-11/25/2014)

Poster - Ace Frehley at BB Kings - 2014

The Details: Ace Frehley IS and always will be the original Space Man and founding member of the legendary masked men of Rock and Roll – KISS; In today’s music world we find him not only a successful solo artist and inspiration to anyone who chooses to pick up the guitar but also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Historically speaking he gave us the most popular of the KISS solo albums and entertained millions in the makeup and out of it with Frehley’s Comet. Now signed to eOne Entertainment, Ace has recently released an exciting new solo record entitled “Space Invader” and has embarked on a headlining tour that is going to convince all the more people to start playing. I am stoked to find him playing not one, but two standalone shows at the venerated B.B. King Blues Club and thanks to the incredible people behind the scenes at the club, a few lucky PiercingMetal fans are going to see this show for free.

When and Where: Monday and Tuesday, November 24th and 25th at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St. NYC)

To Participate: Considering the weight of this particular show I am going to make you readers work and I do not have a lot of tickets to dole out so this will close quite quickly to ensure you are in place for this sell out show. Here we go.

1. Specify what show you can and will attend if you win. Do not say “both” or “either one”; you must specify.
2. Then sequentially number three solid reasons why you think the Space Ace is the absolute awesomeness and convince me people. He is the man, he has influenced numerous guitar slingers and he is a living, axe slinging legend so I want to hear it.
3. Do Not disparage KISS or Gene and Paul at all. You do it and I discount you. Sorry, but I have chosen to keep following the band no matter what since it’s a life pleasure I choose to keep.
4. You must provide a valid email address and your full name to be reached and to be sure you know when you win, I strongly suggest subscribing to the comments and checking back to the post to see if you have been marked as a winner. Enter this information in the comment form but not the comment itself for privacy concerns.

As per usual I will be replying to the entries that I like the best and giving them a ticket for the show that they specify. This is for “single tickets only” so if you need a plus one you will NOT get one here and if this prevents your attendance please do not enter the contest. Also please be sure it is easy enough to get to the show. I would hate to find you cancelling for any reason based on you feeling you had little preparation time. Kindly only enter once and know that all comments are moderated before manifesting on the website. It’s important to know that this single ticket is only valid at the show you specify and are marked down for. Bring it on once you have some good responses.

Restrictions: All PiercingMetal contests are open to our regular readers along with those who actively participate in our social networking pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) but with that being the case know that we are always looking for new winners first to give everyone a fair shot at being at the show. Winners of any contests over the last three months are ineligible for this giveaway and anonymous or guest submissions while approved are not valid so be sure you are entering the information correctly.

Official Links:
Ace Frehley: http://www.acefrehley.com

17 thoughts on “Win A Ticket To See Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club (11/24-11/25/2014)”

  1. Tuesday, November 25

    1) I’ve been a Kiss fanatic since i was a youngster. My bedroom was adorned with Kiss pictures. Ace, to me, was always the coolest member of the band. I’m showing my age here but i had Kiss on 8 track!!!! I did get Alive II on vinyl and put the fake tattoos that came with the record all over my arm. Luckily, i replaced these with a real Kiss tattoo once i reached adulthood.
    2) Because of my age, i didn’t get to see Kiss until the 80s when the makeup was removed & Ace & Peter were no longer in the band. Always a great live show but my dreams really became fulfilled in 1996 when the original band reunited & played 4 nights @ MSG. It was the greatest show i ever witnessed. I remember when Paul introduced Ace the roar of the crowd was unbelievably loud.
    3) Ace is a an absolute killer songwriter. Songs like Cold Gin, Parasite, Shock Me, Talk To Me (off the underrated Unmasked album) are some of my favorites. Also, Ace’s 1978 solo album was definitely the best one . (Paul’s was great as well) All these solo records bombed & ended up in the discount bin except for Ace’s. His record actually went gold and was the only one to have a hit (New York Groove)

    Also psyched to hear that Richie Scarlet is back in Ace’s band!

    1. Hey there Shawn, let me congratulate you on being a winner of one of our Ace Frehley’s tickets for the show that taking place on Tuesday, November 25th. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes up the contest and lines out the details. Based on the overwhelming popularity of this particular contest, if you cannot attend for any reason please let me know immediately below this comment so another winner might be chosen. Remember that you will have a ticket for the November 25th show.

  2. Ken;

    I would like to attend the the November 24th date at B.B Blues Club with Steve Conte band opening. As required, here are three reasons why Ace Frehley is one of a kind:

    1. Back in the 1970s, Ace Frehley alongside Angus Young and Eddie Van Halen was one of the last words in guitar hero.

    2. Frehley went on from having brief spurts with KISS to the stuff of which rock dreams are made; he carved out an illustrious solo career for the prime of his life and moved on to become an American golden rock icon while continuing to write solo albums.

    3. Through thick and thin, Ace has proven time and time again that he is the one and only space man!

    If I win, I will most defiantly be there with the New York rock soldiers next Monday for sure!

    1. Hey there Ian, let me congratulate you on being a winner of one of our Ace Frehley’s tickets for the show that taking place on Monday, November 24th. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes up the contest and lines out the details. Based on the overwhelming popularity of this particular contest, if you cannot attend for any reason please let me know immediately below this comment so another winner might be chosen. Remember that you will have a ticket for the November 24th show.

  3. Monday November 24 would be great for me.

    1.) Ace has struggled with addiction throughout his life which is a topic that hits close to home for me as I have several close friends who have been down similar roads. Regardless of all Ace has been through and how many times he has slipped and fallen he is only human but he always gets back up. This new album and tour is proof that Ace is doing well. It had to take alot during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame speech to address his struggles because it’s not always as simple as getting help and then being clean for life. It’s a disease and I give the guy a ton of credit and am proud of him.

    2.) Most people after getting the boot from a larger than life band like KISS would have a hard time rising again however Ace came back strong and his solo releases as well as Frehley’s Comet is some of the coolest hard rock/metal to come out of the 80s. I compare his life after KISS to Ozzy’s life after Sabbath just to a slightly lesser extent as Ozzy’s solo career had much more to it than Ace’s but still Ace did not stay down and he truly brought it. His latest two Space Invader and Anamoly are killer releases as well and show that all though he’s getting up there in age he has no sign of slowing down yet.

    3.) Ace has truly influenced the entire genre of metal on a whole. I cannot count the amount of bands I’ve seen cover KISS live or record KISS covers. Such an influential band and for as much as Ace gets slammed he doesn’t get enough credit for how many he has inspired. I was in Atlanta, Georgia for ProgPower 15 this year and Pain of Salvation aside from playing the main fest did a stripped down headlining show for Wednesdays midweek Mayhem. Towards the end of the set of killer progressive metal the band did a blazing cover of “Love Gun” and during the performance I could not take my eyes off guitarist Ragnar Zolberg who you can tell was like a kid up there letting out his inner Ace. I was absolutely mesmerized by his playing of this song and how much passion and inspiration went into it because of the one and only Space Ace.

  4. Monday, Nov 24, 2014.

    1- I appreciate Ace Frehley’s frankness and sincerity in the interviews, while at the same time keeping a relatively humble stance.

    2- Ace’s guitar playing skills are exceptional and as you said Ken, he has influenced hordes of other guitar players.

    3- Ace never gave up, even during the difficult times of his career, kept trudging on and now he can enjoy the benefits of his efforts.

    Cheers!

    3-

  5. Monday Nov 24,2014

    1) Ace Frehley is a self taught musician. He has been playing guitar since the 60’s. He always maintained his own identity and never gave up on following his own path. As we all know he influenced many talented artists. One very memorable artist is was the late Dimebag Darrell. Dimebag even had Ace’s autograph signature tattooed upon meeting him.

    2) Solo Project – Ace formed his own solo project Frehley’s Comet. It gave us fans an opportunity to experience his own personal creative material. The song titled ( it’s over now), has always helped me along the way through tough moments.

    3) Space Invader- Since his last solo album back in 2009, Space Invader has been long awaited for. This album is like traveling back into time and back. You can really experience Ace’ s classic sound in his acoustic and electric riffs. I have a lot of gratitude for Ace because he continues to bring his best after all these hardworking years.

  6. I would like to win tickets for the Tuesday night show and here’s why:

    1. Like Ace, I am a native New Yorker and need to see him perform “Back In The New York Groove” in NYC. (Side Note: I did this song in his honor during a karaoke night out this past weekend.)

    2. Not to disparage Gene or Paul, but Ace-sung KISS songs are some of my favorites and they were very much missed when I saw the band this past summer. So I need to hear them live properly now!

    3. In interviews, Ace always seems like a really cool dude with an awesome sense of humor. I need to be there to see his cool personality come out on stage.

    Piercing Metal Rules!!!

  7. Monday, November 24
    1. Ace Frehley is definitely one of the best artists I have ever grew up listening to. He has a unique style of playing guitar that really delivers a feature-rich sound wrapped up in a compelling listening experience. He has definately proven to be a Rock Soldier!
    2. He really has a great sense of humpur when he goes on tour and really gets the audience involved. I remember seeing Ace in a show in NYC supporting the Frehley’s comet tour, and he told the audience a joke of why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was f****** dead. He mixes the music with some sense of humor and really provides a great experience with his vibrant energy he displays in his performance.
    3. He has gone through tremendous advertisity, to keep the Rock and Roll Alive! From his musical performances in KISS to his Frehley’s comment band, he sings about things that are real and part of our everyday life. He teaches us to be positive and to always remember that we must be Rock Soldiers!

    1. Hey there Steve, let me congratulate you on being a winner of one of our Ace Frehley’s tickets for the show that taking place on Monday, November 24th. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes up the contest and lines out the details. Based on the overwhelming popularity of this particular contest, if you cannot attend for any reason please let me know immediately below this comment so another winner might be chosen. Remember that you will have a ticket for the November 24th show.

  8. Where to begin?
    1. Ace has been a staple in my live since I was able to listen to music on my own. One of the first Lp’s I bought on my own was KISS destroyer. and right after that I had purchased Aces solo (the best one)

    2.Back in the late 70s I was a huge fan of Kiss Meets the phantom of the park. Not only because it was one of the most amazing movies for a kid because the characters were brought to life on the TV for a kid who was not yet able to go see Kiss live. This was the best way to see them. Jump ahead 15 years and I bought a bootleg copy of the movie which came with the making of the movie. Did you know Ace Frehleys stunt double was black? If you look closely you can tell. Plus his speaking parts consisted of one word ..ACK. Friends and I used to mimic that when we were young. Answering my parents with ACK was not appreciated

    3.I first saw Ace Frehley at the Beacon theater on his Frehleys Comet with Anton Fig on drums which made me want to start playing in a band. My first band consisted of only Ace Frehley solo Lp songs mostly off the 78 solo Lp which may have included Shock Me and his version of 2000 Man and New York Groove

    I know a lot of Spaceman trivia from reading all books Ace as well as his latest..I wanted the best..and I got the best

    If given a chance I would like to see the Tuesday, November 25 show. and if I am feeling up for it I may put on the spaceman makeup ..

    1. Hey there James, let me congratulate you on being a winner of one of our Ace Frehley’s tickets for the show that taking place on Tuesday, November 25th. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes up the contest and lines out the details. Based on the overwhelming popularity of this particular contest, if you cannot attend for any reason please let me know immediately below this comment so another winner might be chosen. Remember that you will have a ticket for the November 25th show.

  9. Tuesday, November 25

    1. Ace Frehley has a sound of his own. When you hear a riff or solo by Ace Frehley, there is no confusion that it’s him. While he did not have any formal musical education, his style of playing and technique is something only a select few can match. He is really able to put emotion and soul into his playing, something which a lot of musicians lack.

    2. I saw Ace live in support of his previous album Anomaly over 2 years ago, and everything about the show was awesome. The opening intro Fractured Mirror, closing with Cold Gin and every song in between, his performance and stage presence.

    3. His new record Space Invader came out a few months ago, and it may be his best record since his ’78 solo album. I’m looking forward to hearing how the new tracks sound in a live setting.

  10. Alright you Ace Cadets, the time has come for me to close up this contest before it gets too crazy. Thank you for all the great submissions as so many of them were awesome and well put together. I wish that I could have made all of you winners but such is life. The winning comments have been replied to by me and on the day of the show that is specified in my comment and their own, they should go to the venue podium and ask for the House Guest List. There might be a PiercingMetal reference as well and you will need identification to get your name checked off. As stressed before this is for a single ticket based on demand and should you encounter any issue, please politely ask for an onsite manager to help you clear it up. This was done in coordination with venue marketing. I will be at both of the shows doing my PiercingMetal thing so if you see me please feel free to say hello but make sure I am not focusing on the action with the camera at the time. Rock Soldiers Assemble!!!!

  11. 1 – I love his new album “Space Invader” and would love to hear him perform selections from his new album.

    2 – I have never seen him live and I hear he puts on a great show.

    3 – His guitar solos are unique and as an aspiring guitar player, I’d love to see one of the masters at work.

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