Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour

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Sonic Boom Over Europe:
From the Beginning to the Boom
Sonic Boom Over Europe cover.jpg
Concert tour by Kiss
Associated album Sonic Boom
Start date May 1, 2010
End date June 27, 2010
Shows 36
Kiss concert chronology
Alive 35 World Tour/Sonic Boom Tour (2008–2009) Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour
(2010)
The Hottest Show on Earth Tour
(2010–2011)

The Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour (full title: Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning to the Boom) was a concert tour by American rock band Kiss in support of their 19th studio album Sonic Boom, which was released in October 2009.

The tour started in Sheffield, United Kingdom at the Sheffield Arena in early May and concluded at the Graspop Metal Meeting Festival in Dessel, Belgium in late June. The leg marked the band's first tour of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom since 1996, their first show in Ireland since 1988, and their debut concert in Slovakia. The group performed at a number of music festivals on the tour, including the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals, Sauna Open Air Metal Festival and Hellfest.

Before the start of the tour, the group played a promotional show at the Islington Academy in London on March 2, 2010 to about 800 people. Three songs had to be cut from the 15-song set due to issues with the CO2 canisters used to release confetti during "Rock and Roll All Nite".[1]

A subsequent tour entitled The Hottest Show on Earth Tour followed in late July 2010, reaching North American markets.

Setlist[edit]

The setlist featured three songs from Sonic Boom: "Modern Day Delilah", "Say Yeah" and "I'm an Animal". Also included was "Crazy Crazy Nights", performed live for the first time since the Hot in the Shade Tour in 1990. Beginning with the date in Hamburg, Germany, "Beth" was added to the setlist. It was the first time the song was performed live since the World Domination Tour in 2003 and the first time it was performed acoustically since Kiss' appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1995.

Main setlist
  1. "Modern Day Delilah"
  2. "Cold Gin"
  3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  4. "Firehouse"
  5. "Say Yeah"
  6. "Deuce"
  7. "Crazy Crazy Nights"
  8. "Calling Dr. Love"
  9. "Shock Me" (Tommy and Eric jam and solos)
  10. "I'm an Animal"
  11. "100,000 Years"
  12. "I Love It Loud" (Gene spits blood and flies)
  13. "Love Gun" [1]
  14. "Black Diamond"
  15. "Detroit Rock City"

Encores:

  1. "Beth"
  2. "Lick It Up" (with bridge from "Won't Get Fooled Again") [1]
  3. "Shout It Out Loud" [1]
  4. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Paul flies to B-stage)
  5. "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II"
  6. "Rock and Roll All Nite"

"Beth" is only played for a few dates of the tour

  • 1^ Omitted in Vienna and Ostrava.
  • 2^ Performed on all dates from May 31 to June 25, 2010.
Promo show setlist
(London, Islington Academy, March 2, 2010)
  1. "Modern Day Delilah"
  2. "Cold Gin"
  3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  4. "Say Yeah"
  5. "Calling Dr. Love"
  6. "Got to Choose"
  7. "I Love It Loud"
  8. "100,000 Years"
  9. "Love Gun"
  10. "Black Diamond"
  11. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  12. "Detroit Rock City"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue/Event
May 1, 2010 Sheffield United Kingdom Sheffield Arena
May 2, 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
May 4, 2010 Liverpool Echo Arena
May 5, 2010 Birmingham LG Arena
May 7, 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
May 9, 2010 Glasgow United Kingdom SECC
May 10, 2010 Manchester Evening News Arena
May 12, 2010 London Wembley Arena
May 13, 2010
May 16, 2010 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 17, 2010 Geneva SEG Geneva Arena
May 18, 2010 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
May 20, 2010 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
May 21, 2010 Ostrava Czech Republic ČEZ Aréna
May 23, 2010 Prague O2 Arena
May 25, 2010 Leipzig Germany Arena Leipzig
May 26, 2010 Berlin O2 World
May 28, 2010 Budapest Hungary Papp László Sportaréna
May 29, 2010 Bratislava Slovakia Štadión Pasienky
May 31, 2010 Hamburg Germany O2 World
June 1, 2010 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
June 3, 2010 Nürburgring Rock am Ring Festival
June 5, 2010 Nuremberg Rock im Park Festival
June 8, 2010 Trondheim Norway Lerkendal Stadion
June 10, 2010 Tampere Finland Sauna Open Air Metal Festival
June 12, 2010 Stockholm Sweden Olympiastadion
June 13, 2010 Malmö Malmö Stadion
June 14, 2010 Oslo Norway Vallhall Arena
June 16, 2010 Aalborg Denmark Gigantium
June 18, 2010 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome
June 20, 2010 Clisson France Hellfest
June 22, 2010 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
June 24, 2010 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
June 25, 2010 Vitoria-Gasteiz Azkena Rock Festival
June 27, 2010 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiss News". Kissnews.de. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

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