Ace Frehley has announced ‘Origins Vol. 1,’ a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, will be released on April 15. Most notably, KISS frontman Paul Stanley joins Ace on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album ‘Psycho Circus.’

Ace has already debuted “White Room,” the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests on the album are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly. Ace will be touring extensively in 2016, including a date at The Ranch in San Miguel, CA. on March 4 with openers Soundhouse. Get tickets here

Tour dates:
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Feb. 27 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Mar. 2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Mar. 4 – San Miguel, CA – The Ranch
Mar. 5 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Mar. 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas
Apr. 1 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Apr. 2 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
Apr. 3 – Sunrise, FL – Markham Park – Rockfest 80’s
Apr. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Apr. 7 – Danville, VA – Carrington Pavilion
Apr. 9 – New Hope, PA – Havana New Hope
Apr. 11 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
Apr. 12 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
Apr. 13 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Apr. 15 – Wilkes Barre, PA – The F.M. Kirby Center
Apr. 16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

‘Origins Vol. 1’ Track listing:
1. White Room (Cream)
2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) w/John 5
4. Fire and Water (Free) w/Paul Stanley
5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) w/Slash
6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) w/Lita Ford
8. Parasite w/John 5 (KISS)
9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin w/Mike McCready (KISS)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)

Ace Frehley Origins Vol 1 coverAce Frehley The Ranch 2016