Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ace Frehley to play full 1978 solo debut at Hard Rock Hell V

As "Space Ace," Ace Frehley always billed himself as a time traveler: now he’s doing it in front of an audience.

In a unique concert offering by Frehley, the former KISS guitarist will perform his 1978 solo album - in its entirety - during his appearance at the Hard Rock Hell V festival.

Fans will hear everything from “Rip It Out” to “Speeding Back To My Baby” to “New York Groove,” alongside KISS classics like “Rocket Ride,” “Shock Me” and “Parasite.”

The Festival happens December 2-4, 2011 at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales; Frehley will headline the event on Saturday, December 3.

Among the other bands playing the festival are Therapy?, Girlschool, The Quireboys, Magnum, Wolfsbane and more.

For full details on Hard Rock Hell V, check out their website here.

Ace's current solo touring band includes Scot Coogan (drums, vocals), Anthony Esposito (bass, vocals) and new guitarist Todd Youth.

In the past few weeks, Frehley has confirmed a bunch of dates for this summer, including a headline gig at the inaugural Slinger Rocks concert at Slinger Speedway, just north of Milwaukee.

Check out Ace’s schedule here.


KISS – New York Groove
MTV Video Music Awards
Brooklyn Bridge – New York, NY – September 4, 1996

See also:

VIDEO: Ace Frehley plays NHL post-game in Tampa Bay
Ace Frehley: Tampa Bay Lightning, KISS, and make up
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography delayed to 2013
KISS: NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning play the wrong Ace
KISS eBay showdown: Ace vs. Paul – who won?