Alive/Worldwide Tour

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Alive/Worldwide Tour
Tour by Kiss
Start date June 15, 1996
End date July 5, 1997
Legs 12
Shows 192 played, 8 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology
Kiss My Ass Tour
(1994-95)
Alive/Worldwide Tour
(1996-97)
Psycho Circus Tour
(1998-2000)

The Alive/Worldwide Tour (also known as the Reunion Tour) was a 1996-1997 concert tour by Kiss. It was the first tour with original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley since their 1979 Dynasty Tour. The tour grossed $143.7 million, making it the most successful Kiss tour to date.

Notable shows included the June 15 warm-up gig in Irvine, California during which a stray firework ignited part of the stage, the August 8 show in Cincinnati, Ohio, where a fan threw his prosthetic leg on stage, which all the members signed and handed back to him, the January 22 show in Osaka, Japan where Gene Simmons lost his voice, so Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley had to sing most the songs, and the April 5 show in Columbus, Georgia where due to health reasons, Peter Criss could not perform and because the group decided to not cancel the show since the doors were already open, Criss's drum tech Eddie Kanon took the stage in Criss' cat makeup.

The setlists for the tour drew almost exclusively from the band's 1970s heyday and did not include any songs from their non-makeup era. Only one song from the band's 1980s catalogue ("Shandi" from Unmasked) was played. The band did this because they believed that since they were touring with their original lineup, they should be faithful to the era with the material performed.[citation needed]

Typical setlist (in varying orders)[edit]

This was the first setlist at Tiger Stadium.

  1. "Deuce"
  2. "King of the Night Time World"
  3. "Do You Love Me?"
  4. "Calling Dr. Love"
  5. "Cold Gin"
  6. "Christine Sixteen"
  7. "Love Gun"
  8. "Shout It Out Loud"
  9. "Watchin' You"
  10. "Firehouse"
  11. "2,000 Man"
  12. "Shock Me"
  13. "Strutter"
  14. "Rock Bottom"
  15. "God of Thunder"
  16. "New York Groove"
  17. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  18. "100,000 Years"
  19. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  20. "Beth"
  21. "Detroit Rock City"
  22. "Black Diamond"

Other songs played included: "Take Me", "I Stole Your Love", "Shandi", and "C'mon and Love Me". "I Was Made for Lovin' You" only played in Australia and European dates, Toledo, Ohio, and Osaka, Japan

Tour dates[edit]

[1] [2] [3] [4]

Date City Country Venue
Warmup show
June 15, 1996 Irvine, California United States Irvine Meadows Amphitheater1
North America
June 28, 1996 Detroit, Michigan United States Tiger Stadium2
June 30, 1996 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
July 2, 1996 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center
July 3, 1996 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
July 5, 1996 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
July 6, 1996 Houston, Texas The Summit
July 7, 1996 San Antonio, Texas Alamodome3
July 9, 1996 New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome4
July 10, 1996 Memphis, Tennessee Pyramid Arena
July 12, 1996 Moline, Illinois MARK of the Quad Cities
July 13, 1996 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
July 14, 1996 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
July 16, 1996
July 17, 1996 Dayton, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
July 19, 1996 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
July 20, 1996
July 21, 1996 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
July 22, 1996
July 25, 1996 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden5
July 26, 1996
July 27, 1996
July 28, 1996
July 30, 1996 Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter
July 31, 1996
August 2, 1996 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisee de Quebec
August 3, 1996 Montreal, Quebec Molson Centre
August 5, 1996 Ottawa, Ontario Corel Centre
August 6, 1996 Toronto, Ontario SkyDome
August 8, 1996 Cincinnati, Ohio United States Riverfront Coliseum6
August 9, 1996 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
August 10, 1996 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
Monsters of Rock
August 17, 1996 Castle Donington England Monsters of Rock7
North America
August 21, 1996 Phoenix, Arizona United States America West Arena
August 23, 1996 Inglewood, California Great Western Forum8
August 24, 1996
August 25, 1996
August 27, 1996 San Jose, California San Jose Arena
August 28, 1996 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
August 30, 1996 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
August 31, 1996 Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome9
September 1, 1996 Spokane, Washington Spokane Arena
September 2, 1996 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada General Motors Place
September 5, 1996 Salt Lake City, Utah United States Delta Center
September 7, 1996 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
September 8, 1996
September 10, 1996 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
September 11, 1996 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
September 13, 1996 Tupelo, Mississippi Tupelo Coliseum
September 14, 1996 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Arena
September 15, 1996 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center
September 17, 1996 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
September 19, 1996 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum
September 20, 1996 St. Petersburg, Florida Thunderdome
September 22, 1996 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena
September 24, 1996 North Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston Coliseum
September 25, 1996 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
September 27, 1996 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
September 28, 1996 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
September 29, 1996 Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson-Boling Arena
October 1, 1996 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
October 2, 1996
October 4, 1996 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
October 5, 1996 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
October 6, 1996 Landover, Maryland US Air Arena
October 7, 1996
October 8, 1996 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Core States Center
October 9, 1996
October 11, 1996
October 12, 1996 Albany, New York Knickerbocker Arena11
October 13, 1996 Buffalo, New York Marine Midland Arena
October 15, 1996 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
October 16, 1996 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 17, 1996
October 18, 1996 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
October 20, 1996 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
October 21, 1996 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
October 23, 1996 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
October 24, 1996
October 26, 1996 Las Cruces, New Mexico Pan American Center
October 27, 1996 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
October 29, 1996 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
October 31, 1996 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
November 1, 1996
November 2, 1996 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 5, 1996 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
November 6, 1996 Lafayette, Louisiana Cajundome
November 7, 1996 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
November 9, 1996 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
November 10, 1996 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
Europe
November 20, 1996 Birmingham England NEC Arena
November 21, 1996 Manchester MEN Arena
November 25, 1996 London Wembley Arena
December 1, 1996 Brussels Belgium Forest National
December 2, 1996 Paris France Le Zénith
December 4, 1996 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
December 6, 1996 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena
December 7, 1996 Gothenburg Scandinavium
December 8, 1996 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
December 10, 1996 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
December 11, 1996 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
December 12, 1996 Oberhausen Oberhausen Arena
December 14, 1996 Prague Czech Republic Prague Sports Hall
December 15, 1996
December 16, 1996 Vienna Austria Libro Music Hall12
December 18, 1996 Milan Italy Filaforum
December 19, 1996 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
December 20, 1996 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle13
December 21, 1996 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
North America
December 28, 1996 Worcester, Massachusetts United States The Centrum
December 29, 1996 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
December 30, 1996 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
December 31, 1996 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena14
Asia
January 18, 1997 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
January 20, 1997 Nagoya Nagoya Rainbow Hall15
January 21, 1997 Osaka Osaka Castle Hall
January 22, 1997 Osaka Castle Hall16
January 24, 1997 Fukuoka Kokusai Center
January 25, 1997 Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall
Oceania
January 31, 1997 Auckland New Zealand Auckland Supertop
February 3, 1997 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 5, 1997 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 6, 1997
February 9, 1997 Perth Burswood Dome
February 11, 1997 Adelaide Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
February 13, 1997 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
February 14, 1997
February 15, 1997
North America
March 7, 1997 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
March 8, 1997
March 9, 1997
South America
March 11, 1997 Santiago Chile Velodromo del Estadio Nacional
March 14, 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
North America (Lost Cities Leg)
March 21, 1997 New Haven, Connecticut United States New Haven Coliseum
March 22, 1997 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center17
March 23, 1997 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
March 25, 1997 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
March 27, 1997 Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Civic Center
March 28, 1997 Hamilton, Ontario Canada Copps Coliseum
March 29, 1997 University Park, Pennsylvania United States Bryce Jordan Center
March 31, 1997 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
April 1, 1997 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Civic Center
April 2, 1997 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum
April 4, 1997 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dean Smith Center
April 5, 1997 Columbus, Georgia Columbus Civic Center18
April 6, 1997 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Arena
April 8, 1997 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Stadium
April 9, 1997 Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne Coliseum
April 10, 1997 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
April 12, 1997 Toledo, Ohio John F. Savage Hall
April 13, 1997 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
April 15, 1997 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center
April 16, 1997 Topeka, Kansas Landon Arena
April 18, 1997 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena
April 19, 1997 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
April 20, 1997 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
April 22, 1997 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
April 23, 1997 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
April 25, 1997 Mankato, Minnesota Mankato Civic Center
April 26, 1997 Fargo, North Dakota Fargodome
April 27, 1997 Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Civic Center19
April 29, 1997 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Winnipeg Arena
April 30, 1997
May 1, 1997 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Place
May 2, 1997 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Coliseum
May 3, 1997 Calgary, Alberta Canadian Airlines Saddledome
May 5, 1997 Seattle, Washington United States KeyArena
May 6, 1997 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada General Motors Place
Europe (Once Wasn't Enough Tour)
May 16, 1997 Nürburgring Germany Rock Am Ring
May 18, 1997 Nuremberg Rock Im Park
May 21, 1997 Berlin Waldbühne
May 22, 1997 Leipzig Messehalle
May 24, 1997 Hamburg Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
May 29, 1997 Wels Austria Messegelände
May 31, 1997 Imsta Skiarena Imst
June 1, 1997 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 4, 1997 Belgrade FR Yugoslavia Sajam Hall 1
June 5, 1997 Budapest Hungary Petőfi Park
June 7, 1997 Prague Czech Republic Stadion Juliska
June 10, 1997 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo Arena
June 11, 1997 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranjehal20
June 14, 1997 Stockholm Sweden Stockholms Stadion
June 15, 1997
June 17, 1997 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
June 19, 1997 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
June 21, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Valby Idrætspark
June 25, 1997 Madrid Spain Palacio de los Deportes
June 26, 1997 Zaragoza Plaza de Toros de Zaragoza
June 30, 1997 Barcelona Palau dels Esports
July 2, 1997 Geneva Switzerland Geneva Arena
July 5, 1997 London England Finsbury Park21
  • ^Note 1 First show with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss since 1979. This show was the Weenie Roast Festival, Kiss headlined.
  • ^Note 2 First show of Alive/Worldwide Tour, Kiss sold out the capacity of the stadium with 38,000 people in attendance.
  • ^Note 3 One of the largest stops of the tour, with a near sellout of over 40,000.
  • ^Note 4 A sell-out concert with over 44,000 people in attendance.
  • ^Note 5 The band sold out four shows within minutes of tickets going on sale. The venue was not available for a fifth night. Did not play "Beth" on the 27th.
  • ^Note 6 Fan throws fake leg on stage, which all members sign.
  • ^Note 7 Kiss played to over 70,000 at Castle Donnington.
  • ^Note 8 Crowd sings "Happy Birthday" to Gene.
  • ^Note 9 Halfway through show the roof catches fire.
  • ^Note 10 MTV Music Awards appearance. Only the first song, "Rock 'N Roll All Nite" was broadcast live, but Kiss played three more songs for the crowd. The band canceled a scheduled Iowa show to squeeze this appearance in. Blue and red tickets with maps were passed out limiting attendance to several hundred, though extreme wide angle cameras made the crowd seem bigger. The Bridge towered over the group to the right, and The New York skyline towered over the group from behind in shimmering lights, most notably, the towers of the World Trade Center, but the television cameras were unable to register the skyline lights and properly read the performance lights so the view's impact did not fully appear on TV.
  • ^Note 11 During soundcheck the band rehearsed "Take Me", which was added to the set later in the tour. Local television ran footage from the show in a news story.
  • ^Note 12 Fire marshalls banned any use of pyrotechnics from show.
  • ^Note 13 Audience sings "Happy Birthday" to Peter.
  • ^Note 14 Show included a short live broadcast on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" show. Clark's show feed appeared in the arena on the large screen behind the band. Clark hailed the band, and interacted with Paul Stanley, then broadcast the group playing "Rock 'N Roll All Nite" - not from the arena, but from a performance in Atlanta, Georgia; filmed for a Japanese broadcast. Singer Paul Stanley actually refers to a happy new year in the clip, as if it is the band playing on New Year's Eve.
  • ^Note 15 Audience sings "Happy Birthday" to Paul.
  • ^Note 16 Gene loses voice, Paul and Ace take over vocals for most of Gene's songs.
  • ^Note 17 This arena is so small, the band altered its production; instead of the frontmen stepping onto risers extending them out over the audience for their finale, they played in front of the drum kit in smoke and yellow lights.
  • ^Note 18 Peter Criss is unable to perform due to severe pains in his arms, replaced by drum tech Ed Kanon.
  • ^Note 19 Audience sings Happy Birthday to Ace.
  • ^Note 20 Show hauled for 45 minutes due to fans.
  • ^Note 21 Last show of Alive/Worldwide Tour. Paul Stanley burns his guitar before smashing it.

Postponed/Cancelled Dates[edit]

Date City Venue Reasoning
November 28, 1996 Madrid, Spain Palacio de los Deportes Cancelled due to the Spanish economy falling
November 29, 1996 Zaragoza, Spain Sala Multiusos
January 28, 1997 Yokohama, Japan Yokohama Arena Cancelled due to low ticket sales
May 7, 1997 Yakima, WA Yakima SunDome Cancelled due to needing more rehearsal time for the European tour
May 9, 1997 Reno, NV Lawlor Events Center
May 10, 1997 San Francisco, CA Cow Palace
May 26, 1997 Warsaw, Poland Stadion Gwardia Cancelled due to low ticket sales
June 28, 1997 Lisbon, Portugal Estadio Nacional

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