Kiss & # 39; s end of the road tour could be three months away, but that did not stop them from telling the public what to expect from the show. In a series of interviews, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have promised an expanded set list and a completely new set design. "We've thrown out practically everything that's been on the stage over the last 10 years and created a whole new stage and show," said Paul Stanley. "We do not crawl to the finish line, we celebrate."
But there are still a lot of questions. Here are six things we hope you consider making the show really special for your long-time fans.
Playing the albums
Kiss has done almost every kind of tour except one where they play their classic albums. Host a series of special performances in which they play Alive! Destroyer and Love Gun straight through? Paul Stanley said they plan to play longer shows than they did in recent years, so they would still have plenty of time to play the hits that were not on any album.
Bring Back Ace Frehley 19659004] Nothing the group could do would appeal to hardcore fans more than bringing back original guitarist Ace Frehley. This seemed an impossible proposition a few years ago, but he was just finishing an overseas tour with Gene Simmons, where they shared the stage every night and looked like old friends. Ace is more than capable of stepping back into his old condition and playing his parts. "The only way I would seriously consider it would be to take back my make-up and my costume and character – which I designed -" he said recently Vintage Rock . "Tommy Thayer is not a bad guitarist, but basically he just imitates everything I've written and tries to imitate my role." That brings us to our next suggestion.
Digging Tommy Thayer
We do not mean this disrespectfully to Tommy Thayer, who is indeed an excellent guitarist. He has been a loyal member of Kiss for many years, so it would be terrible to leave him, and, understandably, Gene and Paul would be very reluctant to think about it. How else could Ace come back? He's going to sit backstage while some other people wear his signature make-up and play a set that's nothing but songs from his era? You play "Love Gun" and he plays backgammon in his wardrobe? He should just come out because of the encores? If he has no makeup, he is next to his own impersonator. If he is in make-up, there will be two spacemen. It would be crazy. Unfortunately, this only works if Thayer leaves. That's always the risk you take when replacing an iconic member of a band. The original could return and you have no job anymore.
Give Peter Criss a Very Prominent Role
As Ace Frehley said, at the age of 72, Criss will probably find it very hard to play two hours per drummer night after month at the end. That does not mean that he can not be on the tour. Like Alan White on the last Yes tour, he can come to the encores every night and drum a few songs. He can also sing "Beth". Every show should end with the original quartet on stage. There are obviously countless ego, legal and financial issues, but they should find a way to do it for the fans. We're just talking about old friends playing some old songs that people love. It should not be that complicated.
Room for Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent
The show obviously focuses heavily on the heyday of the band's 70s, but it should have place to honor the music they made in the 1980s and early 1990s. The fans love Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent and it would be great to see them back on stage in every capacity. Vinnie's decision to wear the name "Vinnie Vincent's Kiss" will not seduce him into Kiss or her lawyers, but if he moves away from this ill-considered idea, they might welcome him. Imagine if the Ankh Warrior plays some songs with Kiss in full condition? The Kiss Army would be absolutely crazy.
(Note: It's clear to us that most of these scenarios, to say the least, are extremely long beats, and we'll be content to watch Ace on stage for at least one song on a show, let's start with that .