Paul Stanley let it be known load and clear that the chances of Ace Frehley & Peter Criss returning as permanent members of Kiss is an impossibility.

While chatting on SiriusXM’s Jim & Sam Show, Paul laid out why the 3rd time with Frehley & Criss would absolutely not prove to be “the charm”: You may want mom and dad to be back together — but it didn’t work out. We had amazing moments and amazing times, and we did some phenomenal things together, which tie me to them forever. But that’s not the fairytale; it doesn’t end there. It’s great to look back on, but you go back and it’s not the same anymore. And you quickly realize — as we did — why it didn’t work out the first time. That’s why it didn’t work out the second time.”

  • Kiss North American tour dates (subject to change):
    August 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    August 19 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
    August 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    August 22 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
    August 25 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
    August 26 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
    August 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
    August 29 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    September 1 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
    September 2 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
    September 4 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    September 5 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater at Summerfest Grounds
    September 9 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
    September 10 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
    September 12 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
    September 17 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
    September 18 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
    September 21 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
    September 22 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    September 23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center
    September 25 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
    September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
    September 28 – Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
    September 29 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
    October 1 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
    October 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
    October 5 – Biloxi, MI – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
    October 6 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
    October 8 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Financial Amphitheatre
    October 9 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre


  • Back in 2019 Paul Stanley explained to Guitar World  why co-founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were not asked to reunite for Kiss’ final global trek. Stanley said, “This is a celebration of this band and its accomplishments and its history. So anybody who was shortsighted enough to think this should be a reunion is missing the point. That being said, I would love to see everybody at one point or another be onstage. And if that doesn’t happen, it’s their choice, not mine.”

CHECK IT OUT: Kiss on June 28th, 1996 performing “Shout It Out Loud” live at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium: