TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 'Regrets' Spaceman Banner 'Mistake'
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, as part of this season's outdoor concert series, tapped original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley to perform March 11 after the Ottawa Senators game. To promote Ace's participation in the event, the marketing team hung banners of Frehley around the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.
What they didn't realize was that the person on the banner wasn't Frehley but Tommy Thayer, the current KISS guitarist.
On Monday, Lightning officials acknowledged the error. After discovering it last week, they immediately ordered 15 new banners.
"We regret the mistake, and proper banners will be in place soon," said Lightning spokesman Bill Wickett.
The error happened when the in-house creative services department pulled a photo from a past KISS concert without verifying it was of Frehley, Wickett said.
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