French KISS fan site Diamant Noir has posted the first report from last night's (October 31) Ace Frehley (KISS) concert at Eddie Trunk's Halloween Bash 2007 at the Hard Rock Café in New York City.
According to the site, "the place was packed and the line outside the building grew very fast with time. The stage was visible right away and featured walls of amplifiers (Marshalls and Frehley's — yes, they had 'Frehley's' on them!) and the backdrop that showed a witch with Ace's makeup on a 'rocket'...although take a good look on the rocket, though. The image on the backdrop was a typical Ace — spacey and funny.
"The first segment was the costume contest hosted by three comedians and Ed Trunk, won by Metal Sludge's CC Banana dressed as 'Ace Peeley.' And then, after a very, very long wait due to some technical difficulties, Ace and his band came out accompanied by an enormous roar from the crowd. This must've been the loudest reception I've ever heard. Ace immediately started with 'Rip It Out' and didnt stop until the fourth song! The band sounded incredibly tight and Ace looked and played better than ever! According to longtime KISS fans, it was THE best Ace since the early '80s! For 'New York Groove', Ace played his lightning guitar and Anton Fig joined on drums. Incredible show with incredible energy."
Ace Frehley's setlist for last night's performance:
01. Rip It Out
02. Hard Times
04. Snowblind - I Want You
05. Rock Soldiers
07. Into The Void
08. Strange Ways
09. Shock Me
10. New York Groove (w/ Anton Fig)
11. Shot Full Of Rock
12. Rocket Ride
13. Medley (My Generation, How Many More Times, Bring It On Home, Highway To Hell)
14. Love Gun
16. Cold Gin
Check out pictures from last night's concert at Diamant Noir.
Watch fan-filmed video footage from last night's show: