KISS manager Doc McGhee says that all past members of the band have been invited to take part in the last show of the End of the Road tour on July 17th, 2021 in New York.
On board the band’s recent cruise, he announced, “Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss] have been invited to come and play with us at anytime. 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…
“We’re still looking at what we’re going to do on the final show… 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.”
In addition to founding members Ace and Peter, the band’s living alumni are guitarists Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent. Drummer Eric Carr and guitarist Mark St. John are deceased.