Monday, December 10, 2018

VIDEO: Ace Frehley performs 1978 solo album at New Jersey KISS Expo

Ace Frehley delivered the first-ever live performance of his self-titled 1978 debut solo album in its entirety during the 2018 KISS Expo in Parsippany, NJ on December 9, and video from the event has surfaced online.

Frehley was backed by members of Gene Simmons’ band, who he recently hired after dismissing a group of longtime players.

All four original KISS members simultaneously issued solo records at the height of the group’s success in the 1970s, with Frehley leading the way in both album sales and singles chart success, with his cover of the 1975 Hello track, “New York Groove”, reaching No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Each record in the solo series achieved US platinum status for sales of one million copies, with all peaking in the Top 50 of the Billboard 200: Gene Simmons at No. 22, Frehley at No. 26, Paul Stanley at No. 40 and Peter Criss at No. 43.

The projects were recently reissued separately and in a new limited edition vinyl box set, “KISS: The Solo Albums - 40th Anniversary Collection”, while Frehley has also just issued his eighth album, “Spaceman.”

The December 7-9 event at the Hilton Parsippany also featured appearances by Lita Ford, Lydia Criss, KISS album artist Ken Kelly and tribute band KISS Nation, among others.

See also:

VIDEO: KISS perform Rock And Roll All Nite with James Corden
VIDEO: KISS reunite with Ace Frehley for first time in 17 years
VIDEO: KISS perform 1976 classic on The Late Late Show with James Corden
VIDEO: KISS perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
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