Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the first gig of the legendary KISS; Yep, on this day back in January of 1973, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley performed together under this name for a mere handful of people at a place known as the Popcorn Club. This venue would later be renamed to The Coventry which is very familiar to those who know their KISStory. The band wore garish makeup and each of them was a character of their own design with The Demon, The Starchild, The Cat and the Space Ace and it was a shock to the Rock and Roll system of the time when they all appeared together in this manner.
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If you were a ever a KISS fan over the course of your life you just had to be over the moon when it was announced that two nights with guitarist Ace Frehley would be happening down at the legendary Times Square venue B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. Each of the shows would be opened up by The Biters who I had never heard of before but was looking forward to as well since that is always something that adds to the value of seeing a show. You can check out the full concert report by clicking the logo below as that will bring you over to the main site where we keep that and all the photos we shot. Then feel free to scroll down for some additional side images.
The last time Ace played in NYC to my knowledge was over at the Best Buy Theater which was still called Nokia if memory serves me correctly. I didn’t make that show for some reason so I was very excited to see the guitarists name up on the Times Square lights of B.B. Kings. Here is the marquee that I always love to present to you all.
Build up your collection of venue show posters with this little bit of coolness right here. I told some of the venue management that having these for the fans to snag if they are early is a great thing and they become quite collectible. Personally I keep the smaller 3 * 5 cards as they are easier to stockpile at this stage of my life.
As mentioned just above a few lines ago, Ace Frehley was not only touring for his loyal subjects, but also hoping to promote his new autobiography. The book is called “No Regrets” and you can order a copy for yourself by clicking the link to Amazon.com that we have placed for you at the end of this narrative. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at this tome and a signed Gibson guitar at the recent NY Comic Con which has been covered on the website already. Feel free to dig that HERE.
Now that we’ve whet your palate about the musician and his new tome, just head over to Amazon.com via this code and order a copy. By doing so you’ll be showing them how PiercingMetal helps to see the artists we are writing about and that is never a bad thing.