I never had a chance to see Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist of KISS, perform with the band. By the time I started attending KISS shows, Tommy Thayer was the new “Space Man.” So, when Ace announced the tour for his new solo album – Space Invader – I was ready to finally see him live.
Over the past week, I saw Ace Frehley twice – in Atlantic City last Saturday and in Glenside last night. Both shows were awesome, with set lists that included more than 20 songs that covered his career in and out of KISS. And lead vocals were shared by everyone in Ace’s stellar solo band.
I got to go backstage and meet Ace at both shows and it was a good experience both times. I left with autographed merchandise, guitar picks and more; and Ace was pleasant to speak with, especially at the show in Glenside. We chatted about his new album, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and how he travels from show to show.
I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to meet Ace and see him perform live twice over the past week. He put on great shows, was nice to fans backstage and exceeded my expectations in every way. If you get a chance to see “Space Ace” live, go for it. Whether you’re a fan of KISS or Ace, you’ll have a blast.