Dynasty Tour

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Dynasty Tour
Tour by Kiss
Start date June 15, 1979
End date December 16, 1979
Legs 2
Shows 82 played, 5 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology
Alive II Tour
(1977-78)
Dynasty Tour
(1979)
Unmasked Tour
(1980)

The Dynasty Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Kiss. It was their first tour since Alive II's tour ended on April 2, 1978 in Japan.

The Dynasty Tour, also known as "The Return of Kiss", was the first tour to feature the famous flying stunt by Gene Simmons. This was also the first tour to feature Ace's "lighted-guitar" and his rocket-shooting guitar, where after his "smoke" spewing guitar solo, the still smoking guitar would float up. As it was floating upward, he would appear with another guitar, aim the neck at the floating guitar, shoot the rockets and blow it up. A trick was designed for Paul that involved him putting on a headset and shooting a laser out of his left eye (to mock the effect seen in Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park the year before . After several run-throughs both Paul and Bill Aucoin said no to the idea, citing the danger involved.

The tour, dubbed "The Return Of Kiss", also saw a decline in audience. Additional dates at the Pontiac Silverdome were cancelled. This was the last tour with Peter Criss on drums until 1996.

This tour is also famous for being the only tour to feature songs from all four members solo albums. Gene performed "Radioactive", Peter performed "Tossin and Turnin", Ace performed "New York Groove", and Paul performed "Move On". Gene and Peter's songs were replaced with more familiar songs early in the tour. Peter's song "Dirty Livin" was reportedly rehearsed, but never performed.

Ace Frehley stated in various interviews that Kiss was becoming a youth-oriented band. It was because kids were showing up dressed in costume and makeup for their shows along with their parents. As a result many teenage fans felt alienated and were turned off by the band.

Tour setlist[edit]

  1. "King of the Night Time World"
  2. "Radioactive"
  3. "Move On"
  4. "Calling Dr. Love"
  5. "Firehouse"
  6. "New York Groove" (lighted guitar)
  7. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  8. " Love Gun"
  9. "2,000 Man" (Ace Frehley Guitar-Solo,smoking guitar,flying guitar,rocket shooting guitar)
  10. "Tossin' and Turnin'"
  11. "God of Thunder" (Gene Simmons Bass-Solo, Bloodspitting and Flying-Stunt, Peter Criss Drum-Solo)
  12. "Shout It Out Loud"
  13. "Black Diamond"
  14. "Detroit Rock City"
  15. "Beth"
  16. "Rock and Roll All Nite"


"Radioactive" and "Tossin' and Turnin'", were dropped from the list after a few shows. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" and "Christine Sixteen" are in their places.

Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue
June 15, 1979 Lakeland, Florida United States Lakeland Civic Center
June 17, 1979 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
June 19, 1979 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center
June 22, 1979 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
June 24, 1979 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
June 26, 1979 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium
June 28, 1979 Asheville, North Carolina Asheville Civic Center
June 30, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
July 3, 1979 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
July 5, 1979 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
July 7, 1979 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
July 8, 1979
July 10, 1979 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
July 13, 1979 Pontiac, Michigan Pontiac Silverdome
July 16, 1979 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
July 18, 1979 Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
July 19, 1979
July 21, 1979 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena
July 22, 1979
July 24, 1979 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
July 25, 1979
July 28, 1979 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
July 31, 1979 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
August 1, 1979
August 4, 1979 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
August 6, 1979 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
August 8, 1979 Buffalo, New York United States Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
August 10, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
August 12, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
August 14, 1979 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 16, 1979 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Arena
August 18, 1979 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex
August 20, 1979 Mobile, Alabama Mobile Civic Center
September 1, 1979 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
September 3, 1979 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
September 5, 1979 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
September 7, 1979 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
September 10, 1979 Huntington, West Virginia Huntington Civic Center
September 12, 1979 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
September 14, 1979 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
September 16, 1979 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
September 18, 1979 Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne Coliseum
September 20, 1979 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
September 22, 1979 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre
September 24, 1979 Milwaukee, Wisconsin M.E.C.C.A. Arena
September 26, 1979 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
September 28, 1979 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center
September 30, 1979 Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
October 2, 1979 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
October 4, 1979 Des Moines, Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 6, 1979 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Arena
October 8, 1979 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
October 10, 1979 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
October 12, 1979 Valley Center, Kansas Britt Brown Arena
October 14, 1979 Pine Bluff, Arkansas Pine Bluff Convention Center
October 17, 1979 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
October 19, 1979 San Antonio, Texas Hemisfair Arena
October 21, 1979 Houston, Texas The Summit
October 23, 1979 Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth Convention Center
October 27, 1979 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center
October 29, 1979 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Assembly Center
October 31, 1979 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
November 2, 1979 Midland, Texas Al G. Langford Chaparral Center
November 4, 1979 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
November 6, 1979 Anaheim, California Anaheim Convention Center
November 7, 1979 Los Angeles, California The Forum
November 10, 1979 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 19, 1979 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
November 21, 1979 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum
November 25, 1979 San Francisco, California Cow Palace
November 27, 1979 Fresno, California Selland Arena
November 29, 1979 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
December 1, 1979 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
December 3, 1979 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
December 6, 1979 Lake Charles, Louisiana Lake Charles Civic Center
December 8, 1979 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
December 10, 1979 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
December 12, 1979 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
December 14, 1979 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
December 16, 1979 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena

Cancelled Dates[edit]

Date City Venue Reason
June 14, 1979 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center More rehearsal time
June 20, 1979 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center Low ticket sales
July 1, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni Low ticket sales
July 14, 1979 Pontiac, Michigan Pontiac Silverdome Low ticket sales
July 27, 1979 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden Low ticket sales / rerouting of tour
July 28, 1979
September 29, 1979 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center Low ticket sales
November 23, 1979 Portland, Oregon Portland Memorial Coliseum Fire marshall refused to issue a permit

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