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KISS Tour History (updated November 1 2013)

 

Club Tour

1973

North America

Number of shows: 40

Average attendance: 600-800

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, Cold gin, She, Lover her all I can, Nothin’ to lose, Watchin’you, Let me know, Black diamond, Acrobat, Strutter, 100,000 years, Simple type, Baby let me go

Highlights: Academy of music, 12/31/1973

Remarkable: many multiple shows per day

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Kiss Tour

1973-1974

North America

Number of shows: 122

Average attendance: 3,000-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, Strutter, She, Nothin’ to lose, Firehouse, 100,000 years, Black diamond (, Let me know, Acrobat, Kissin’ time)

Highlights: Winterland ballroom, 6/1/1974 televised on National tv

Remarkable: in most shows Kiss was the support act.

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Hotter than hell Tour

1974-1975

North America

Number of shows: 54

Average attendance: 4,000-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, Strutter, Got to choose, Hotter than hell, Firehouse, Watchin’ you, Nothin’ to lose, Parasite, 100,000 years, Black diamon, Cold gin, Let me go rock ‘n roll

Highlights:

Remarkable: start of Gene’s fire breathing act

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Dressed to kill Tour

1975

Number of shows: 72

Average attendance: 6,000-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, Strutter, Got to choose, Hotter than hell, Firehouse, Nothin’ to lose, She, C’mon and love me, Parasite, 100,000 years, Black diamond, Cold gin, Rock and roll all nite, Let me go rock ‘n roll

Highlights:

Remarkable: 5 shows (a.o. Detroit Cobo hall 05.16.1975) where used for recording the Alive! album

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Alive! Tour

1975-1976

Number of shows: 117

Average attendance: 7,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, Strutter, C’mon and love me, Hotter than hell, Firehouse, She, Parasite, Nothin’to lose, 100,000 years, Black diamond, Cold gin, Rock and roll all nite, Let me go rock ‘n roll

Highlights

Remarkable: First headlining Tour

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Destroyer Tour

1976

Europe, North America

Number of shows: 67

Average attendance: 11,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, King of the night time world, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Strutter, Cold gin, Shout it out loud, Nothin’ to lose, Do you love me, Watchin’ you, God of thunder, Rock and roll all nite, Deuce, Firehouse, Black diamond (Flaming youth)

Highlights: Anaheim (Cal) 08.20.1976 attendance: 42,000

Remarkable: first European leg of Tour

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Rock & roll over Tour

1976-1977

North America, Japan

Number of shows: 69

Average attendance: 11,000-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Take me, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Ladies room, Firehouse, Makin’ love, I want you, Cold gin, Do you love me, Nothin’ to lose, God of thunder, Rock and roll all nite, Shout it out loud, Beth, Black diamond

Highlights: First time Madison square garden New York (2.18.1977), tree times sold out Cobo hall, Detroit

Remarkable: very successful Japanese leg of Tour

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Love gun Tour

1977

North America

Number of shows: 32

Average attendance: 9,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: I stole your love, Take me, Ladies room, Firehouse, Love gun, Christine sixteen, Shock me, I want you, Calling dr. Love, Shout it out loud, God of thunder, Rock and roll all nite, Detroit rock city, Beth, Black diamond

Highlights: 3x sold out The Forum, L.A.

Remarkable: L.A. shows where used for recording Alive II. First time lead vocals Ace Frehley, Shock me

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Alive II Tour

1977-1978

North America

Number of shows: 51

Average attendance: 13,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: I stole your love, King of the night time world, Ladies room, Firehouse, Love gun, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Makin’love, Christine sixteen, Shock me, I want you, Calling dr. Love, Shout it out loud, God of thunder, Rock and roll all nite, Detroit rock city, Beth, Black diamond

Highlights: 3x sold out Madison Square Garden, N.Y.

Remarkable:  

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Dynasty Tour

1979

North America

Number of shows: 80

Average attendance: 10,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: King of the night time world, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Move on, (Radioactive,) Calling dr. Love, Firehouse, New York groove, I was made for loving you, Christine sixteen, 2,000 man, Love gun, God of thunder, Shout it out loud, Black diamon, Detroit rock city, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: first Tour with flying stunt Gene Simmons 

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Unmasked Tour

1980

North America, Europe, Australia

Number of shows: 42

Average attendance: 16,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Cold gin, Strutter, Calling dr. Love, Is that you?, Firehouse, Talk to me, Shandi, 2,000 man, I was made for loving you, New York groove, Love gun, God of thunder, Rock and roll all nite, Shout it out loud, King of the night time world, Black diamond

Highlights: extreme successful Australian/New Seeland Tour 

Remarkable: first Tour with Eric Carr as new drummer 

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Creatures of the night Tour

1982-1983

North America, South America

Number of shows: 56

Average attendance: 5,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Vinnie Vincent, Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Creatures of the night, Calling dr. Love, Cold gin, Firehouse, I love it loud, I want you, Detroit rock city, War machine, Strutter, Love gun, Rock and roll hell, God of thunder, I still love you, Shout it out loud, Black diamond, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights: Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro Brasil attendance: 137,000 (!)

Remarkable: Last make-up Tour before Reunion, first Tour with Vinnie Vincent

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Lick it up Tour

1983-1984

Europe, North America

Number of shows: 94

Average attendance: 5,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Vinnie Vincent, Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Creatures of the night, Detroit rock city, Cold gin, Fits like a glove, Firehouse, Exciter, Gimme more, War machine, I love it loud, I still love you, Young and wasted, Love gun, Black diamond, Lick it up, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: first Tour without make-up, last Tour with Vinnie Vincent

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Animalize Tour

1984-1985

Europe, North America

Number of shows: 119

Average attendance: 6,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick (2 shows Mark St John), Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Cold gin, Creatures of the night, Fits like a glove, Heaven’s on fire, Under the gun, War machine, Young and wasted, I love it loud, I still love you, Love gun, Black diamond, Lick it up, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: only a couple of shows with Mark St John, most with Bruce Kulick 

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Asylum Tour

1985-1986

North America

Number of shows: 91

Average attendance: 6,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Fits like a glove, Cold gin, Uh! All night, Under the gun, War machine, I love it loud, Love gun, Tears are falling, Rock and roll all nite, Heaven’s on fire, Lick it up

Highlights

Remarkable 

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Crazy nights Tour

1987-1988

North America, Europe, Japan

Number of shows: 129

Average attendance: 5,500+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr

Most used setlist: Love gun, Cold gin, Fits like a glove, Bang bang you, Heaven’s on fire, No, no, no, Black diamond, Crazy crazy nights, War machine, Reason to live, I love it loud, Tears are falling, Shout it out loud, Lick it up, Strutter, Rock and roll all nite, Detroit rock city

Highlights

Remarkable 

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Hot in the shade Tour

1990

North America

Number of shows: 123

Average attendance: 6,500+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr (+ Gary Corbett keyboards)

Most used setlist: I stole your love, Deuce, Heaven’s on fire, Crazy crazy nights, Black diamond, Strutter, Rise to it, Shout it out loud, Calling dr. Love, Fits like a glove, I was made for loving you, Hide your heart, Lick it up, God of thunder, Forever, Cold gin, Tears are falling, I love it loud, Love gun, Detroit rock city, I want you, Rock and roll all night.

Highlights:

Remarkable: very cool stage with ‘Leon the Spinhx’ 

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Revenge Tour

1992

Europe, North America

Number of shows: 56

Average attendance: 5,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer (+ Gary Corbett keyboards)

Most used setlist: Creatures of the night, Deuce, I just wanna, Unholy, Parasite, Heaven’s on fire, Christine sixteen, Domino, Watchin’ you, Hotter than hell, Firehouse, I want you, Forever, War machine, Rock and roll all nite, Lick it up, Take it off, Strutter, Cold gin, Tears are falling, I love it loud, Detroit rock city, Shout it out loud, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Love gun, Star spangled banner

Highlights:

Remarkable: first Tour with new drummer Eric Singer (after tragic death of Eric Carr). Stage with Statue of Liberty replica. Couple of show used for recording Alive III

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Kiss my ass Tour

1993-1994

North America, South America, Japan, Australia

Number of shows: 30+

Average attendance: 6,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Creatures of the night, Deuce, Parasite, Unholy, I stole your love, Cold gin, Watchin’ you, Firehouse, Calling dr. Love, Makin’ love, I was made for loving you, I want you, Domino, Love gun, Lick it up, God of thunder, I love it loud, Detroit rock city, Heaven’s on fire, Black diamond, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: not a real Tour, more on-off concerts.

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Convention Tour

1995

Australia, North America

Number of shows: 30+

Average attendance: 1,500-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: different set lists used with obscure songs

Highlights: 8.9.1995 Sony Studios New York, MTV Unplugged

Remarkable: unplugged Tour at Kiss Conventions. Last Tour with Bruce Kulick

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Alive/Worldwide Tour

1996-1997

North America, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan

Number of shows: 191

Average attendance: 13,500+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Deuce, King of the night time world, Do you love me, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Calling dr. Love, Watchin’ you, Firehouse, Cold gin, Shock me, Shout it out loud, Strutter, I was made for loving you, Rock bottom, Love gun, God of thunder, New York groove, 100,000 years, Black diamond, Detroit rock city, Beth, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights: sold out Tiger stadium (40,000+) Detroit and 4 times sold out Madison Square Garden N.Y.

Remarkable: Reunion (of original Kiss) Tour 

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Psycho circus Tour

1998-1999

North America, Europe, South America

Number of shows: 63

Average attendance: 13,000-

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss

Most used setlist: Psycho circus, Shout it out loud, Do you love me, Deuce, Shock me, Firehouse, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Calling dr. Love, Into the void, King of the night time world, Cold gin, Within, God of thunder, Love gun, I was made for loving you, 100,000 years, Detroit rock city, Beth, Rock and roll all nite, Black diamond

Highlights: Tour opening night in Dodger stadium, L.A. attendance: 32,000

Remarkable: a large 3D screen on stage, the crowd got 3D glasses

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Kiss Farewell Tour

2000-2001

North America, Australia, Japan

Number of shows: 142

Average attendance: 10,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss (last leg: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Eric Singer)

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Deuce, Shout it out loud, I love it loud, Shock me, Firehouse, Do you love me, Calling dr. Love, Heaven’s on fire, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Psycho circus, Lick it up, God of thunder, Cold gin, 100,000 years, Love gun, Black diamond, Beth, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: on the Japanese/Australian leg Peter had left the band and was replaced by Eric Singer 

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World domination Tour

2003

North America

Number of shows: 59

Average attendance: 15,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Deuce, Shout it out loud, Do you love me, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Firehouse, I love it loud, I want you, God of thunder, 100,000 years, Black diamond, Beth, Love gun, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights: Show in Telsta Dome Australia with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra became albums Alive IV/the Symphony

Remarkable: Kiss/Aerosmith co-headlining Tour. Peter Criss back on the drums, Tommy Thayer new lead guitarist

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Rock the nation Tour

2004

North America

Number of shows: 59

Average attendance: ~9,000

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Love gun, Deuce, Makin’ love, Lick it up, Got to choose, War machine, Christine sixteen, She, I want you, I love it loud, 100,000 years, Unholy, Shout it out loud, I was made for loving you, Detroit rock city, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights:

Remarkable: Peter Criss again replaced by Eric Singer

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Rising sun + Hit ‘n run Tour

2006+2007

North America

Number of shows: 12

Average attendance: 10,000+

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Deuce, Makin’ love, (All-American Man,) Calling dr. Love, Lick it up, I love it loud, Firehouse, Do you love me, C’mon and love me, Watchin’ you, Hotter than hell, Shout it out loud, God of thunder, Got to choose, Love gun, Black diamond, Let me go rock ‘n roll, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Rock and roll all night

Highlights: 6.23.2006 Shizuoka Japan Fuji Speedway, attendance 40,000

Remarkable: 

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Kiss Alive 35 Tour

2008-2009

North America

Number of shows: 101

Average attendance: 17,000+ (including festivals)

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Deuce, Strutter, Got to Choose (, Modern day Delilah), Hotter than hell, Nothin’ to lose, C’mon and love me, Parasite, She, 100,000 years, Cold gin, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Black diamond, Rock and roll all night, Shout it out loud, Lick it up, I love it loud, I was made for loving you, Love gun, Detroit rock city.

Highlights: Castle Donington, Uk Download festival

Remarkable: 

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Sonic boom over Europe Tour

2010

Europe

Number of shows: 33

Average attendance: 16,000+ (including festivals)

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Modern Day Delilah, Cold gin, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Firehouse, Say yeah, Deuce, Crazy crazy nights, Calling dr. Love, Shock me, I’m an Animal, 100,000 years, I love it loud, Love gun, Black diamond, Detroit rock city, Beth (unplugged), Lick it up, Shout it out loud, I was made for loving you, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Rock and roll all night

Highlights: Rock am Ring Germany

Remarkable: new solo act for both Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer with both shooting rockets 

 

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The hottest show on earth Tour

2010

North America

Number of shows: 31

Average attendance: 15,000+ (including festivals)

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Modern Day Delilah, Cold gin, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Firehouse, Say yeah, Deuce, Crazy crazy nights, Calling dr. Love, Shock me, I’m an Animal, 100,000 years, I love it loud, Love gun, Black diamond, Detroit rock city, Beth (unplugged), Lick it up, Shout it out loud, I was made for loving you, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Rock and roll all night

Highlights

Remarkable 

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Lost cities Tour / 2011 Summer Tour

2011

North America

Number of shows: 20+

Average attendance:

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Modern Day Delilah, Cold gin, Let me go rock ‘n roll, Firehouse, Say yeah, Deuce, Crazy crazy nights, Calling dr. Love, Shock me, I’m an Animal, 100,000 years, I love it loud, Love gun, Black diamond, Detroit rock city, Beth (unplugged), Lick it up, Shout it out loud, I was made for loving you, God gave rock ‘n roll to you II, Rock and roll all night

Highlights

Remarkable 

 

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The Tour

2012

North America

Number of shows: 50+

Average attendance:

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Detroit rock city, Shout it out loud, I love it loud, Firehouse, Hell or hallelujah, War machine, Shock me, God of thunder, Love gun, Lick it up, Black diamond, I was made for lovin you, Rock and roll all nite

Highlights

Remarkable Co-headlined with Motley Crue

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Monster Tour

2013

Europe/North America/Japan

Number of shows: 70+

Average attendance:

KISS: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer

Most used setlist: Psycho circus, Shout it out loud, Let me go r’n’r, I love it loud, Hell or hallelujah, War machine, Heaven’s on fire, Deuce, Say yeah, Outto this world, God of thunder, Lick it up, Love gun, Rock and roll all nite, Detroit rock city, I was made for lovin you, Black diamond

Highlights: Stage with ‘Spider’ lightning truss.

Remarkable 

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Sources: Kiss Alive Forever book,  Wikipedia, KissFaq.com and other Kiss sites

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