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We Found Ace Frehley’s Full New York Concert

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Calling all Ace Frehley fans! Want to relive the energy of his latest concert? Look no further! Thanks to the YouTube channel JPL Productions, a fan-filmed video of Ace’s entire March 28th concert at Sony Hall in New York City is now available online.

The Spaceman brought his signature theatrics and blistering guitar work to the stage, delivering a setlist packed with fan favorites.

A killer mix of classic KISS anthems and new Spaceman songs

According to Setlist.fm, the night featured a killer mix of classic KISS anthems like “Shock Me” and “Detroit Rock City,” scorching Frehley’s Comet tracks like “Rock Soldiers,” and even a taste of his new solo album 10,000 Volts with the title track kicking things off.

The Spaceman’s New York setlist was as follows:

  1. Shock Me (KISS song)
  2. Rocket Ride (KISS song)
  3. 10,000 Volts
  4. Rock Soldiers (FREHLEY’S COMET song)
  5. Love Gun (KISS song)
  6. Parasite (KISS song)
  7. God Of Thunder (KISS song) (partial instrumental version)
  8. New York Groove (Russ Ballard cover)
  9. Rip It Out
  10. Detroit Rock City (KISS song)
  11. Cold Gin (KISS song)
  12. Guitar Solo
  13. Strange Ways (KISS song)
  14. Shout It Out Loud (KISS song)
  15. Deuce (KISS song)
  16. Rock And Roll All Nite (KISS song/Encore)

Ace Frehley electrifies with 10,000 Volts

The iconic guitarist charged back onto the scene on February 23rd with the electrifying 10,000 Volts. This 11-track powerhouse marks a creative partnership between Frehley and Steve Brown of the band Trixter. Released through MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music), the album promises a jolt of classic rock energy for Frehley’s fans.

Frehley himself is brimming with enthusiasm for the new project. In a recent interview with VRP Rocks, he couldn’t contain his satisfaction. “I’m very happy with the way the record turned out,” he declared.

He went on to address a common pitfall of albums: filler tracks. “Now, a lot of times I’ve recorded records where sometimes you look at three or four songs on the album and you consider them not as good as some of the other ones and you kind of consider them as filler,” he admitted.

“But I don’t think there’s any filler on this album. I think every song has merit to it.” Frehley’s comments hint at a meticulously crafted collection, packed with tracks that all hold their own weight. With 10,000 Volts, it seems the Spaceman is ready to deliver a consistently powerful listening experience.

“I think it’s one of the best albums I ever did”

In the same interview, Frehley made a bold claim about his new album. “I think it’s one of the best albums I ever did,” he declared. He even compared it to his highly-regarded 1978 solo album, stating, “I think this new album is equally as good as my 1978 solo album, and I think there’s more than one hit single on the album.”

With such confidence behind the project, Frehley urged fans to check it out. “If I was a KISS fan or an Ace Frehley fan, I’d go out and buy it immediately when it’s released on February 23rd, because you’re in for a treat,” he proclaimed.

10,000 Volts marks Frehley’s latest foray into original music, following his 2018 album Spaceman. That record featured co-writing credits from KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons on two tracks, “Without You I’m Nothing” and “Your Wish Is My Command”. The latter even included Simmons on bass.  It seems with 10,000 Volts, Frehley is charting his own course, aiming to deliver a standout collection of new material.

The Spaceman isn’t slowing down

Frehley isn’t slowing down after the release of 10,000 Volts. He also announced plans for a third installment in his Origins series, which sees him cover songs by artists who influenced him.  This upcoming project reunites Frehley with collaborator Steve Brown and is tentatively scheduled for a 2025 release.

Reflecting on his career in a recent Billboard interview, Frehley expressed his satisfaction with his current state. “Here I am at age 72,” he said, “and I’m putting out one of the best records I’ve ever recorded. The playing is great and the singing is some of the best vocals I’ve ever done.”  

He acknowledged the unusual nature of finding such a creative peak later in life, but credits his rule-breaking spirit. “It really doesn’t make any sense,” he admitted, “but I’m the kind of guy that’s always broken rules, y’know?”. Frehley seems poised to keep pushing boundaries and delivering exciting new music for fans in the years to come.

Written by: Best Classic Bands Staff

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