Kiss co-founder Ace Frehley has just rolled out a dozen spring and summer tour dates in support of his 2018 critically acclaimed solo set Spaceman. Frehley kicks off the run on May 2nd in Whitesburg, Kentucky at Riverside Park and wraps things up on August 1st at St. Charles, Illinois' Arcadia Theater.

Along the way, Frehley will be making stops in Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.

Last September, Ace Frehley took part in a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute. Loudwire broadcasted the chat, in which Frehley shed light on how the new album got the name -- despite originally wanting reference his classic 1978 solo debut: "I wanted to call the album Forty Years Later. And I was doing a 'Vault Experience' in Miami with Gene (Simmons), and we were doing a Q&A like this, and I polled the audience. So, I said, 'What should I call the next album -- Forty Years Later?' -- and I got a lukewarm response. And then Gene -- I'm going to imitate Gene right now (laughter, imitates Gene Simmons) 'Uh, Ace, uh, you should call the album, Spaceman' (laughter). I said, 'Okay, coming from you, great.' I don't want Tommy Thayer knockin' on my door (laughter, applause) going 'I'm the spaceman.' I don't think so. I do not think so."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ace Frehley tour dates (subject to change):

May 2 - Whitesburg, KY - Riverside Park
May 3 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
May 4 - Chesterfield, MO - Chesterfield Amphitheater
May 25 - Ardmore, OK - Heritage Hall
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
June 28 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
June 29 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center
June 30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 2 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
July 5 - Beverly, MA - The Cabot Performing Arts Center
July 6 - New Bedford, MA - The Vault at Greasy Luck Brew Pub
August 1 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcadia Theater

AUDIO: ACE FREHLEY ON NAMING 'SPACEMAN' ALBUM