Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ace Frehley announces touring band lineup

Ace Frehley has announced the touring lineup for his first leg of tour dates in support of his newly-released album, “Space Invader.”

Richie Scarlet, who toured with Frehley in 1984/85 and periodically from 1989 through 1995, returns to the band. Scarlet previously handled rhythm guitar and vocal duties on Ace’s 1989 effort, “Trouble Walking”, and has also toured with Sebastian Bach.

Bassist Chris Wyse joins the original KISS guitarist this time out. Wyse has been a member of The Cult since 2006 and appears on “Space Invader.”

Frehley touring band veteran Scot Coogan will be behind the drum kit for the trek.

Ace will announced the first run of tour dates next week, which will mark his first US shows in four years,

"I can't wait to hit the road again with this new lineup,” says the guitarist. “I'll be performing Ace classics as well as songs off my new CD Space Invader for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"

Frehley recently scored a US Top 10 debut with “Space Invader.”

The project entered the Billboard 200 last month at No. 9 with opening-week sales of 19,000.

“Space Invader” is both the rocker’s first top 10 and his highest-charting album, surpassing the No. 26 peak of his self-titled 1978 debut, released at the height of KISS mania.

Ace's last release, 2009's “Anamoly”, debuted and peaked at No. 27 with a 17,000 sales start.

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