KISS have once again given fans hope they will see all four original members on stage together one last time before they retire from touring.
As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, manager Doc McGhee said during a Q&A on the KISS Kruise, “Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss] will be and have been invited to come and play with us at anytime. Like I always say, people in New York would love to see Joe Namath still play football for the Jets. Unfortunately, he can’t. We want to include everybody that played with KISS to celebrate the 45 years of KISS.”
McGhee continued, “…We’re still looking at what we’re going to do on the final show of KISS… and, yes, they’ve all been talked to about it, so I can see us doing something. It’s very difficult, though, when people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.’ I mean, how do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen?’ So you say, ‘Okay, you don’t wear makeup, and you wear makeup.’ And then they go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ I don’t know.”
In other words: If Frehley and Criss return for the final show, there will be a lot of organizing around it. Fortunately, the final show is booked for July 17, 2021 in New York City, so there is definitely time to get everything situated.