Kiss guitarist makes strong sober return

e030218a.jpg Ace Frehley, who used to play guitar for Kiss says that he’s treating his sobriety and legite lifstyle very seriously; not only does he stay clean and sober, but he also requires that from the band members he is currently playing with. He is currently on a solo tour on which (as strange as it may sound) he has forbidded drugs and booze.

The recovering alcoholic and drug user could be a great example of the ‘drugs, sex and rock’n’roll’ lifestyle. “This time around, I’m real serious about my sobriety,” Frehley says recently.

Still, he says he doesn’t regret much from his past, which is great! We could really learn something from that. But still, it is said that his battle against addiction fueled the force behind the KISS split up in 1983, about three years after the departure of original drummer (Petere Criss).

While they were (supposedly) staying clean and sober, Frehley was definitely using, and he dragged some people into trouble on several occasions.

“I did some silly things in those days and (there were) a lot of car accidents and missed recording sessions and you know, this that and the other thing. I’m glad that all that mayhem and insanity is behind me,” says Frehley, who once led police on a 145-kph car chase in 1982.

Here are the tour dates:
Fri 02/01/08 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Wed 02/20/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Fri 02/22/08 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Sat 02/23/08 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Sun 02/24/08 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 02/26/08 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Thu 02/28/08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Fri 02/29/08 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Sat 03/01/08 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Mon 03/03/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue 03/04/08 Quebec, QC Theatre Capitole
Wed 03/05/08 Toronto, ON The Guvernment
Sun 03/09/08 Mount Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre
Tue 03/11/08 Fargo, ND Fargo Theatre
Wed 03/12/08 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
Fri 03/14/08 Calgary, AB Flames Central
Sat 03/15/08 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
Mon 03/17/08 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
Tue 03/18/08 Spokane, WA Big Easy Concert House
Wed 03/19/08 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Fri 03/21/08 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom At Regency Center
Sat 03/22/08 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Mon 03/24/08 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Wed 03/26/08 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Fri 03/28/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Sat 03/29/08 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr. Arena
Mon 03/31/08 North Kansas City, MO Harrah’s North Kansas City
Tue 04/01/08 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
FRI 04/04/08 New York, N.Y. Nokia Theatre
Thu 04/10/08 Sheffield, UK Corporation
Fri 04/11/08 London, UK The Astoria

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