As KISS get closer to their final show, the band’s manager have revealed that former members have been contacted about one last appearance with the group.

When KISS revealed that they would be heading out on their End Of The Road tour, fans found themselves hoping that this could result in a potential reunion with former members of the band.

Last year, founding guitarist Ace Frehley joked he would take part in the farewell tour “for the right price”, only to later stipulate he’d have to completely take over from Tommy Thayer if he was to appear with his old band.

Since then, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons opened up about the possibility of reuniting onstage with former members of the band during their farewell tour, only for Simmons to shoot down the idea of teaming up with Frehley or Peter Criss for anything singular appearances, specifically saying “they’re never going to be in KISS again.”

However, following the announcement that KISS will hold their final-ever show in New York City on July 17th of 2021, the band’s manager has revealed that all of the group’s former members have been contacted about performing one last time.

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As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, manager Doc McGhee explained to fans during a question-and-answer session on the ninth KISS Kruise that the band’s final-ever show may indeed feature some special guests if discussions with former members are successful.

“Ace and Peter will be and have been invited to come and play with us at anytime,” McGhee explained. “Like I always say, people in New York would love to see Joe Namath still play football for the Jets.

“Unfortunately, he can’t. We want to include everybody that played with KISS to celebrate the 45 years of KISS.”

Mentioning Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Vinnie Vincent by name, McGhee noted that “we’re still looking at what we’re going to do on the final show of KISS … and, yes, they’ve all been talked to about it, so I can see us doing something.

“It’s very difficult, though, when people say, ‘Oh, you should bring Ace and Peter up.’ I mean, how do you do that when you have two Catmen and two Spacemen?’ So you say, ‘Okay, you don’t wear makeup, and you wear makeup.’ And then they go, ‘Well, that was my makeup.’ I don’t know.”

“We’ll figure it out because they’re very much a part of the heritage of KISS. They’re acknowledged by Gene and Paul and everybody in this room as being founding members and some of the reasons why we’re sitting here.

“So, it’s important to you guys, it’s important to us,” he concluded. “It’s just a matter of the balance. We bring it where it works for everybody, and everybody is having a great time.”

While it remains to be seen whether or not we’ll see a reappearance from the like of Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, or Vinnie Vincent, the status of Bruce Kulick’s potential involvement or recognition by the band remains unknown.

Whatever the case, you can be sure that KISS’ final-ever show will be one for the record books, no matter who is involved.

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KISS End Of The Road Australian Tour 2019

Saturday, November 16th
(With Legs Electric)
RAC Arena, Perth, WA
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Tuesday, November 19th
(With The Superjesus)
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849
(Side View tickets now available)

Thursday, November 21st
(With Dallas Crane)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Friday, November 22nd (Sold Out)
(With Rival Fire)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, November 23rd
(With The Screaming Jets)
Supercars Newcastle 500, NSW*
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Tuesday, November 26th
(With Palace Of The King)
QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849
(Side View tickets now available)

Thursday, November 28th
(With The Poor)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849
(Side View tickets now available)

Saturday, November 30th (Final Farewell)
(With Dead City Ruins)
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849