Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's "It's Ace Down Under" tour is now scheduled for February 2010. The East Coast venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the October tour are valid for the rescheduled February shows.
Due to overwhelming demand, dates have also been added in Adelaide and Perth. Also planned is an expanded setlist, including some rarities, for Ace's fan base. The Spaceman promises the shows will be worth the wait. "I made [my new solo album] 'Anomaly' for my fans, and the response has been incredible," Frehley says. "I've never toured Australia as a solo artist, and I want to pull out all the stops."
Frehley is currently considering adding his biggest Australian KISS hit "Talk To Me", as well as the never-performed "Dark Light" (from KISS' "Music From The Elder") to his set. Ace also plans to reschedule his Japan dates after "Anomaly" has been released there (December 9 via Universal Music).
Fans who had tickets for the October shows and are unable to make the new dates can obtain a refund from ticketing agency.
New dates are as follows:
Feb. 01 - Perth, Australia - Metropolis Fremantle
Feb. 04 - Adelaide, Australia - HQ
Feb. 05 - Melbourne, Australia - Palace (formerly Metro)
Feb. 07 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
Feb. 08 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
Tickets for Perth and Adelaide go on sale on Monday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m. from www.redanttouring.com, www.heatseeker.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au or Ticketek 132 849.
Tickets for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are on sale now. VIP meet-and-greet packages are available in all states.
Ace Frehley's new album, "Anomaly", is out now in Australia via Riot! Entertainment.
Frehley will guest on "Uncensored Net Noise" on Friday, October 23 beginning at around 9:30 p.m. EST.
You can listen to the program live via the Internet at this location.
"Anomaly" sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.
In addition to the standard CD release, unique "Anomaly" packages were made available at Wal-Mart and Best Buy locations. The Wal-Mart version includes an Ace autographed tattoo while the Best Buy edition is printed on silver stock, like the KISS "Double Platinum" album.
Released on September 15 via Ace's own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform in the U.S., "Anomaly" was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles.
Frehley last year spent time on the road fronting a band that featured second guitarist Derrek Hawkins, drummer Scot Coogan (ex-BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) and bassist Anthony Esposito (ex-LYNCH MOB).
Photo below courtesy of AceFrehley.com