PETER CRISS And ACE FREHLEY Turn Down Offer To Reunite For KISS’ Final Shows

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Gene Simmons has extended invitations to former KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to join the band for their performances this year. However, both have declined the offer.

As KISS embarks on their farewell End Of The Road tour, their final shows will be held on December 1 and 2 at Madison Square Garden in their beloved New York City. Fans had optimistic expectations that the estranged duo of Criss and Frehley would make a comeback, even if only for a few songs.

Simmons said in an interview with Linea Rock: “For the older fans, the ones who’ve been around for 50 years, they’re old, and some of them wanna see Ace and Peter. The newer fans never saw them and they don’t know.

“But the older fans wonder about Ace and Peter,” Gene continued. “Well, I asked both Ace and Peter a few times ‘Do you wanna come out for the encores? Do you wanna do some shows?’ And they both said ‘no.’ So, I don’t know what to say about that.

“But it’s always welcome,” he added. “But there are many other big stars, superstars, who wanna jump up onstage and play a song. But we’re not sure about that. Maybe the best thing to do is to end the way we started – four guys with guitars. No keyboards, no synthesizers, nothing. Just playing.”