Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has announced that he will perform at the "Speedballjamm" on Friday, June 7 at the S.I.R. Soundstage in Nashville, Tennessee.
Only 60 VIP tickets are available for the event, which will see Vincent backed by his handpicked musicians, Mike Weeks and Chuck White .
Each $300.00 VIP ticket will include the exclusive Vinnie Vincent "Speedballjamm" performance, a Vinnie Vincent meet-and-greet on Saturday, June 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the same S.I.R. soundstage (one autographed item; no guitars, parts, accessories or musical instruments, parts or accessories).
Guitars, parts, and musical instruments will each be autographed for an additional $500.
1101 Cherry Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Tickets for this event are only available via PayPal through VinnieVincent.com and will not be sold at the door.
Your PayPal receipt will act as your ticket to be admitted and will be matched to your name on list at the door.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7.
Earlier in the year, Vinnie canceled his original comeback concerts. which were supposed to take place February 8 and February 9 in Nashville, due to a dispute with the promoter.
Robert Fleischman , a former member of JOURNEY and Vincent 's post- KISS band VINNIE VINCENT INVASION , was supposed to sing for Vinnie but abruptly pulled out of the project in November, saying that he was unhappy about elements of the production.
Derek Christopher , the promoter of Vinnie 's comeback concerts, said that he was "shocked" by Vincent 's decision to scrap the shows two weeks before they were scheduled to take place.
Vincent 's plan for his comeback has publicly changed several times. In the initial announcement, the show — which was originally slated to happen in November — was described as a true solo gig with Vinnie singing and playing songs from his career on acoustic guitar and telling stories about the old days.
Last summer, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons suggested in an interview that Vincent was "his own worst enemy" and expressed his doubt that Vinnie would successfully relaunch his career.
"There's something called the classic failure mechanism, which I was told by doctors and everything — I'm not saying he is one," Simmons said at the time when asked about Vincent 's attempt to trademark the name "Vinnie Vincent's Kiss" . "But there are people who simply cannot handle when things are starting to go their way — success — so they torpedo it by making stupid decisions to make sure they don't succeed, so they can deal with that."
Vincent — who was a member of KISS when the band publicly "unmasked" in 1983 — made several public appearances last year after spending the past two decades out of the public eye.
Vinnie joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley . As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night" , on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band.