Ace Frehley to Perform @ 2018 NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day
KISS co-founder Ace Frehley will be opening the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, as the Buffalo Sabres battle the New York Rangers at New York’s Citi Field. During the pre-game festivities, Frehley will perform his hit, “New York Groove,” a song played at Citi Field following every home game win by the New York Mets.
E Street Band/Conan drummer Max Weinberg is also on the bill and will be performing throughout the game with his quartet the Max Weinberg Jukebox. Fans will be able to vote via Twitter and Facebook on one of the songs Weinberg’s group will perform at the game, with the choices being AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” and The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.”
Goo Goo Dolls play during the first intermission. Tune in January 1st at 1PM ET on NBC.
Frehley released Origins, Vol. 1 on April 15, 2016. The covers album features guest appearances by Slash, Lita Ford, John 5, Mike McCready, and former Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at #23, selling over 16,000 equivalent copies in its first week.