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In Focus: Ace Frehley Plays Patchogue Theatre

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Lead guitarist and co founding member of Kiss, Ace Frehley played the historic Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts Centre on Long Island Thursday night March 3rd. The setlist was mostly KISS classics like “Parasite”, “Detroit Rock City” and “Shock Me”. Ace also did a few covers including “Emerald” by Thin Lizzy, “Never in My Life” by Mountain and Russ Ballard’s “New York Groove” which has been a staple of Frehley’s shows since the 80’s.

Ace’s current band includes Ryan Spencer Cook (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Asbrock (guitar, vocals), Philip Shouse (bass), and Matt Starr (drums). His newest album, Origins Volume 2 was released in September 2020. It is a covers album which features guest appearances from Lita Ford, John 5, Robin Zander, Rob Sabino and former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kullick.

The Patchogue Theatre has been part of the community for close to one hundred years. When it opened in 1923 it was the largest theatre on Long Island. It has over 1100 seats and is still the largest theatre in Suffolk County. Since it opened, it has gone through many renovations, most recently in 2016 including the addition of a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. For more information on the theatre visit here.

Setlist: Rip it Out, Parasite, Strutter, Emerald, Rocket Ride, Rock Soldiers, Never In My Life, Good Times, Bad Times, Detroit Rock City, Hard Times, New York Groove, Strange Ways, Shock Me, Cold Gin/Black Diamond, Deuce

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