Frehley’s Comet classic line-up including Ace Frehley to appear at Indianapolis KISS Expo
Great news for Frehley’s Comet fans as the group’s classic line-up that played on the debut album in 1987 will apparently all be appearing the second day of the Indianapolis KISS Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on May 13, 2018.
Three quarters of the classic Frehley’s Comet line-up consisting of lead guitarist/singer Ace Frehley, guitarist/singer Tod Howarth and bassist John Regan (with drummer Anton Fig missing) played together for a few songs at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA on September 15, 2017.
The following message was posted on Keith Leroux‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Indianapolis #KISS Fan Expo Update!
Confirmed! Ace Frehley, John Regan, Tod Howarth & Anton Fig will all be attending the 2nd day of the 2018 INDY Expo on Sunday, May 13th!
Ace will appear both days.
Final Expo details and ticket info will be announced Tuesday!”
Wikipedia states as follows about Frehley’s Comet (with slight edits): “Before forming a band for his post-KISS career, Frehley had previously done a solo album in 1978 which was the most successful of the Kiss solo albums and laid the groundwork for Frehley‘s solo career. Frehley left Kiss in 1982, but retained a one quarter share in Kiss and could not release any solo projects until 1985 without losing that share. During this time, Ace put together a band for his solo work, the original lineup consisted of Richie Scarlet on guitar, John Regan on bass, and Anton Fig on drums. However, before they made their initial record, Scarlet was replaced by Tod Howarth who played guitar and keyboards. Frehley’s Comet was supposed to simply be the title of Ace Frehley‘s next solo album, but Ace decided to use that as the name of the band rather than release the record as a solo artist. For the second album, Second Sighting, Fig was replaced on drums by veteran Eric Clapton Band member Jamie Oldaker. Two studio albums and one live album were released under the “Frehley’s Comet” moniker. (The live album, Live+1 featured four songs performed live in concert and one original studio song.)
In 1989, for Trouble Walkin’ his third studio release, Frehley dropped the Frehley’s Comet name and put out a pure “Ace Frehley” solo album. Tod Howarth was replaced by a returning Richie Scarlet, and Jamie Oldaker by ex-Riot drummer Sandy Slavin (although Anton Fig and ex-Kiss Drummer Peter Criss did perform some of the percussion work on the album.) The album featured numerous guest vocalists including Criss and Sebastian Bach. The band continued until 1995, with Richie Scarlet remaining throughout, and John Regan departing in 1992. Ace Frehley put his solo career on hold to rejoin KISS in 1996. He has since resumed his solo career with Richie Scarlet back in his touring band.”
Frehley’s Comet’s “Rock Soldiers” video:
Ace Frehley and his band Frehleys comet…. Ace Frehley Anton Fig John Regan Tod Howarth