Ace Frehley of KISS on November 18 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis!

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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley invaded the 8-track machines and cassette decks of millions of teenagers and twenty-somethings as a member of what might be the most colorful — and wildly successful — rock n’ roll band ever.

“Space Ace” will bring four decades of music wherewithal to Rams Head On Stage for a performance at 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Annapolis native Jimi Davies will open the show in support of Frehley.

Frehley’s membership in KISS lasted nine years, from 1973-82. Following his tumultuous departure — he rejoined the band for a reunion tour in the mid-1990s and stayed through 2002 — Frehley continued making hard rock music with Frehley’s Comet, which originally included Anton Fig, then the drummer for the Paul Shaffer-led band on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

“Space Invader” is Frehley’s newest album, released Aug. 19. Fans can expect a healthy dose of songs from the new release, but Frehley will undoubtedly mix in a number of songs from his 30-year solo career.

Davies is best known for the worldwide acclaim garnered by Annapolis-based rock band Jimmie’s Chicken Shack. Davies, the lead singer and guitarist for JCS, has opened for numerous headliners at Rams Head On Stage, including Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. When JCS are not touring or recording, Davies performs with another successful Annapolis-based band Jarflys.

Tickets for the Nov. 18 show are $85 and can be purchased by visiting www.ramsheadonstage.com or calling 410-268-4545.

-Jake Linger

Jake Linger is a longtime local journalist who resides in Anne Arundel County.

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