Gene Simmons + Ace Frehley to Perform Together for First Time in 16 Years for Upcoming Hurricane Harvey Benefit
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After a long 16 years, KISS members Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons will finally be playing onstage together. They will be performing at the upcoming The Children Matter benefit concert to offer aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The pair will be joined by Cheap Trick and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder.
The show will happen in downtown St. Paul, Minn. at the CHS Field Stadium. All proceeds from the concert will go towards hurricane relief nonprofit The Children Matter, which works with on ground relief organizations to source and ship out highly needed items including meal kits, sanitation and contamination prevention supplies.
It seems like Ace has been getting closer to the rest of his former KISS bandmates, even though they didn’t play together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Paul Stanley appeared on Frehley’s covers album Origins Vol. 1, and Simmons apparently helped Frehley’s upcoming solo album by writing two songs with him.
Back in July, Frehley talked about the possible reunion, saying, “I can only be honest with you. It’s something I haven’t pushed and it’s something that Paul and Gene haven’t brought up to me. If the fans demand it, it’ll probably get to a point where [Simmons and Stanley aren’t] going to be able to say no.”
Regardless of whether or not Ace comes back to KISS in a full time capacity, it will be a sight to see the two playing onstage for the first time in 16 years. You can grab tickets to the show here.
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