Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent will play a full live concert for the first time in thirty years on December 7th in Memphis, Tennessee.
The venue has yet to be announced but it has been revealed that the show will consist of an acoustic set featuring Kiss and Vinnie Vincent Invasion songs. A website, vinnievincentlive.com, has been set up but contains only the information in the image above at the moment.
Vinnie performed at the Atlanta Kiss Expo 2018 back in January, along with his ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion bandmate Robert Fleischman to perform an acoustic version of the VVI song ‘Back On The Streets’.
However, Vinnie said that “the second record should have never happened. Rob [Fleischman] should have stayed with the project. The basic sound of that record was like Page and Plant – it was Rob and me.
“That first record was pretty red-hot. It was my vision; Rob singing; everything was just right. Second version of it should have been aborted, should have never happened. I had the power; I should have taken it. I should have called the shots, which should have been, ‘Stop this. Revamp it. Go back, let me get the people I need’.
“The people that were involved with it at that time should have not been involved with it, but it was such a publicity machinery piece of… it was like a product. It was all publicity and hype. The songs I felt were really good, but I didn’t feel the music came out to be… the records weren’t what I would have done. I would have never settled on records like that. When I say records, the first one, yes; the second one, no; and that singer [Mark Slaughter, who sang on ‘All Systems Go’] was unbearable as far as I’m concerned.”
Vinnie, who replaced Ace Frehley in Kiss in 1982 and became the ‘Ankh Warrior’, has made several public appearances this year after spending the past two decades out of the public eye.
He has said that he hopes to complete his autobiography “within a year”.