Space Ace Frehley made Las Vegas a notable stop on his 11 date US tour, promoting his upcoming cd release Origins Vol 1 and ripping through a set list heavy on the KISS classics and touching on his solo efforts along the way. Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl was packed with fans and a number of rock VIP’s coming out for the show, including members of Hellyeah, 5FDP and Vegas’ Blue Man Group spotted among the crowd.

Frehley took care of the vocals on the bulk of his solo and KISS standbys, but drummer and Vegas native Scot Coogan took the mic for “Love Gun” and “Detroit Rock City” and gave out a heartfelt tribute to fellow Vegas Blue Man drummer and colossal KISS fan Jason Mackenroth who passed away earlier this year. Accompanied by Coogan, guitarist Richie Scarlet (Frehley’s Comet) and Chris Wyse (The Cult) on bass, Frehley proved he is back in form, bringing back his legendary smoking guitar trick and his light up silver Gibson towards the end of the show, and nailing guitar solos for Shock Me” and “Deuce” for a climactic finale. Decades in and nearly a decade sober, Frehley proved he still has at least a few more aces up his sleeve.

Frehley has a new cd Origins Vol 1 due out April 15th, a collection of covers by artists that inspired the guitarist, Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald” being one track from the cd that Frehley performed live during the show. The cd includes a number of guest performers including Slash, Lita Ford, and John 5. Check it out HERE on Amazon.


Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 8.56.12 PMOrigins Vol. 1 Track List

1. “White Room” (Cream)

2. “Street Fighting Man” (Rolling Stones)

3. “Spanish Castle Magic,” feat. John 5 (Jimi Hendrix)

4. “Fire and Water,” feat. Paul Stanley (Free)

5. “Emerald,” Slash (Thin Lizzy)

6. “Bring It on Home” (Led Zeppelin)

7. “Wild Thing,” feat. Lita Ford (The Troggs)

8. “Parasite,” feat. John 5 (Kiss)

9. “Magic Carpet Ride” (Steppenwolf)

10. “Cold Gin,” feat. Mike McCready (Kiss)

11. “Till the End of the Day” (Kinks)

12. “Rock and Roll Hell” (Kiss)


Las Vegas Set List
Rip It Out
Gimme A Feelin
Rocket Ride
Love Gun
Snow Blind
Emerald (Thin Lizzy)
Rock Soldiers
Strange Ways
New York Groove
2 Young 2 Die
Shock Me
Cold Gin
Detroit Rock City

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