Vinnie Vincent Reportedly Cancels June Comeback Show
It appears that Vinnie Vincent has canceled yet another comeback show.
The page selling tickets for the former Kiss guitarist's June 7 Speedball Jamm concert at S.I.R. Studios in Nashville has been removed from Vincent's website.
A representative for S.I.R. confirmed to UCR that the show won't be happening at the venue, explaining that it had been pulled from the schedule this morning and that its only involvement with the event was to rent the space to Vincent. (There's no word on whether or not the show will be rescheduled at another venue.)
After nearly two decades out of the public eye, Vincent answered fan questions and signed autographs at the January 2018 Atlanta Kiss Expo. Five months later, he announced what would have been his first shows in more than 30 years, which were later postponed from their originally scheduled date of December 2018 to February 2019.
Those were eventually canceled amid a cloud of finger-pointing among Vincent, the promoter and the musicians who were set to play with him at those concerts.
In April 2018, Vincent joined former Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons onstage at an event promoting Simmons' Vault box set, and in October he joined the band Four by Fate on rhythm guitar for performances of three Kiss songs.
Last month, Vincent announced the June Speedball Jamm show, which, as he explained on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast, would be an "informal, onstage-look at each other, and everybody just join in [and] follow where I'm going and let's play our asses off and have fun. It'll probably be about an hour or so of guitar. Vinnie guitar."
Vincent also had a message for anybody who doubted the show would take place. "I hear, ya know, you've got the typical bashers out there [saying], 'Vinnie's not gonna show up,'" he told Lafon. "Well that's complete bullshit. So go fuck yourself, you fucking morons. How dare you say such a fucking thing like that! This is happening."