Original KISS guitarist coming to the Ranch in San Miguel

February 13, 2016
Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley

By Colin Jones

Founding member and former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley, currently a successful solo artist, will headline a rare central coast performance at the Ranch in San Miguel on Friday, March 4.

Frehley, who took on the “Space Ace” persona during the band’s heyday from 1973 to 1982, is ranked as the 14th greatest heavy metal guitarist by Guitar World magazine. In addition to his tenure with KISS, Frehley has released seven solo records and performed globally on his own for several years. His latest effort, Origins, is a series of cover songs and KISS songs that he wrote, but he did not perform.

While not part of the recent KISS induction into the rock and roll hall of fame, Frehley was responsible for their signature heavy guitar sound. The legendary rock group remain active and last performed locally in 2009 at the Mid-State Fair with original members Gene SImmons and Paul Stanley but no Frehley or Peter Criss.

Tickets for the concert at the intimate north county venue are $35, available at Live at the Ranch or ticketfly. Local rockers Soundhouse will open the show, which begins at 8 p.m. The Ranch opened in 2008 and continues to host live music, mostly country and hard rock acts like Fuel and Great White.



  1. Erik McCornack says:

    Here is where you can get you tickets…Unless your worried about getting murdered! Stupid is what stupid does…

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  2. RememberWhen says:

    I believe someone was murdered at this venue a year or 2 ago. I’ll be steering clear.

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    • Erik McCornack says:

      No, your wrong the death occurred in the middle of the street and started at The Elkhorn! The Ranch had nothing to do with it and wasn’t even opened. Anyway, who cares! People are sadly killed in super markets, schools, churches and every where else! Does that mean you not go to those? DUH!~

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  3. freshair says:

    “Wicked Lester” (Band)..

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  4. Pelican1 says:

    Rock and Roll All Night!

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