Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been forced to cancel his previously announced U.K. dates due to a fractured left wrist resulting from a fall in his home yesterday (Sunday, November 27). Doctors applied a fiberglass cast to Frehley’s hand and arm, and he has been instructed not to play guitar or use his wrist for a minimum of ten days. Ace would like to convey his deepest heartfelt apologies to all of his U.K. fans and to make it up to them, has already signed on to headline Hard Rock Hell festival in December 2012. He hopes to be able to announce the additional rescheduled dates soon.
Dec. 01 – Cardiff, Wales – Coal Exchange
Dec. 03 – Pontins Prestatyn, North Wales – Hard Rock Hell Festival
Dec. 04 – London, England – Islington Academy
Ace Frehley‘s book, “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, landed at position No. 10 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book, which is described as a look back at Ace‘s “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll,” arrived on November 1 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster.
“No Regrets”, which was published under Gallery‘s VH1 Books imprint, was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas‘ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.
Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley‘s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll’s most successful acts of all time.