Revenge Tour

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Revenge Tour
Tour by Kiss
Start date April 23, 1992
End date December 20, 1992
Legs 3
Shows 77 played, 3 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology
Hot in The Shade Tour
(1990)
Revenge Tour
(1992)
Kiss My Ass Tour
(1994–1995)

The Revenge Tour was a concert tour by Kiss supporting band's album Revenge. It was the first tour with drummer Eric Singer, replacing Eric Carr who died of cancer on November 24, 1991. The Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland shows were recorded for Kiss' first live album in 16 years, Alive III.

Stage setup[edit]

The stage featured a giant replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of a large Kiss logo wall.[1] Halfway through the show, the statue's face crumbled to reveal its skull.[2] Afterward, its right arm and torch crumbled down before its skeleton hand gave the finger.

As on the Hot in the Shade Tour, Steve Jander and his Dallas-based Showlasers were brought in to develop a laser show similar to the one used on the previous tour.

At the show in San Bernardino, California the band only used the vinyl backdrop with the KISS logo due to the fire marshal not allowing pyro or lasers at the show. Furthermore, the Orange Show Pavilion was unable to support the lighting rig and Statue Of Liberty prop.

For the UK leg of the tour the stage set from the Hot in the Shade Tour was used. During the show at Cardiff National Ice Rink on 20/05/92 a pyro queue for Heaven's on Fire caused £30,000 worth of damage to the ceiling[3]

Aftermath & Alive 3[edit]

The tour was plagued by abysmal ticket sales in most markets. There several theories as to why, the most popular being KISS' failure to hit the road while Revenge was still on the charts. The tour was originally to play amphitheaters, beginning in July at Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. However these plans were axed when Paul went forward with his wedding to Pamela Bowen and Gene welcomed a child. By the time the proper arena began, Revenge had fallen out of The Billboard 200 and the "Everytime I Look At You" single had officially been declared a bust by Mercury Records.

The shows in Cleveland, Detroit and Indianapolis were recorded by Eddie Kramer for the basis of Alive 3 album.

The final show in Phoenix, Arizona was not intended to be the last one at all. A January 21 date at Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas was to launch the second U.S. leg, but in late November plans for any future dates were scrapped. Due to the ticket sales being so low, plans for a summer 1993 tour supporting Alive 3 were scrapped as well.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Creatures of the Night"
  2. "Deuce"
  3. "I Just Wanna"
  4. "Unholy"
  5. "Parasite"
  6. "Heaven's on Fire"
  7. "Domino"
  8. "Watchin' You"
  9. "Hotter Than Hell"
  10. "Firehouse"
  11. "I Want You"
  12. "Forever"
  13. "War Machine"
  14. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  15. "Lick It Up"
  16. "Take It Off"
  17. "Strutter"
  18. "I Love It Loud"
  19. "Detroit Rock City"
  20. "Shout It Out Loud"
  21. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II"
  22. "Love Gun"
  23. "Star Spangled Banner"
  • Christine Sixteen, Cold Gin and Tears Are Falling were played for a few dates of the tour.
  • 100,000 Years is only played in San Francisco, Hollywood, Tempe, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, New York, Glasgow, Whitley Bay, Shiffield, Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Birmingham and Bethlehem.
  • I Stole Your Love, Calling Dr. Love and I Was Made For Lovin' You were only played in San Francisco, Hollywood, Tempe, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, New York, Glasgow, Whitley Bay, Sheffield, Cardiff, London, Plymouth and Birmingham.

Tour[edit]

[4] [5]

Date City Country Venue
Club shows
April 23, 1992 San Francisco, California United States The Stone
April 25, 1992 West Hollywood, California The Troubadour
April 26, 1992
April 27, 1992 Phoenix, Arizona After The Goldrush
April 29, 1992 Houston, Texas The Backstage
April 30, 1992 Dallas, Texas City Limits Club
May 2, 1992 Atlanta, Georgia Center Stage
May 4, 1992 Baltimore, Maryland Hammerjack's
May 5, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Theatre
May 6, 1992 Toronto, Ontario Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 8, 1992 Boston, Massachusetts United States Avalon Ballroom
May 9, 1992 New York City, New York The Ritz
May 10, 1992 Brooklyn, New York The Warehouse
Europe
May 16, 1992 Glasgow Scotland SECC Arena
May 17, 1992 Whitley Bay England Whitley Bay Ice Rink
May 18, 1992 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
May 20, 1992 Cardiff Wales Cardiff National Ice Rink
May 21, 1992 London England Wembley Arena
May 24, 1992 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
May 25, 1992 Birmingham NEC Arena
May 26, 1992
Revenge tour
October 1, 1992 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States Stabler Arena
first US arena show with Eric Singer
October 2, 1992 Binghamton, New York Broome County Arena
October 3, 1992 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
October 5, 1992 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
October 6, 1992 Portland, Maine United States Cumberland County Civic Center
October 8, 1992 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
October 9, 1992 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
October 10, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
October 11, 1992 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
October 13, 1992 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Arena
October 14, 1992 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
October 16, 1992 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
October 17, 1992 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
October 18, 1992 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
October 20, 1992 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
October 21, 1992 Bristol, Tennessee Viking Hall Civic Center
October 23, 1992 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
October 24, 1992 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
October 25, 1992 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
October 29, 1992 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center
October 30, 1992 Tampa, Florida Sundome
October 31, 1992 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
November 3, 1992 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium
November 5, 1992 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
November 6, 1992 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 7, 1992 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
November 8, 1992 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Center
November 10, 1992 St. Joseph, Missouri St. Joseph Civic Arena
November 13, 1992 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
November 14, 1992 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
November 15, 1992 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
November 17, 1992 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
November 18, 1992 Fort Wayne, Indiana War Memorial Coliseum
November 20, 1992 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Stadium
November 21, 1992 Chicago, Illinois UIC Pavilion
November 22, 1992 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
November 24, 1992 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
November 25, 1992 Fairborn, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
November 27, 1992 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 28, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
November 29, 1992 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
November 30, 1992 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
December 2, 1992 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
December 3, 1992 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
December 4, 1992 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena
December 6, 1992 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
December 8, 1992 Salt Lake City, Utah Delta Center
December 9, 1992 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
December 10, 1992 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
December 11, 1992 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
December 14, 1992 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Arena
December 16, 1992 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
December 18, 1992 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
December 19, 1992 San Bernardino, California Orange Pavilion
December 20, 1992 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena

References[edit]

  1. ^ KISS Revenge Tour - "Creatures of the Night"
  2. ^ KISS Konfidential - "I Love It Loud" (Live)
  3. ^ KISS in Wales
  4. ^ KISS TOURDATES Revenge 1992
  5. ^ The KISSFAQ - KISS Tourdates Archive - 1992