Alive! Tour

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Alive! Tour
Promotional tour by Kiss
Associated albumAlive!
Start dateSeptember 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)
End dateApril 22, 1976 (1976-04-22)
No. of shows90
Kiss concert chronology

The Alive! Tour was a concert tour by Kiss, in support of their 1975 live album Alive!. At the time of the European leg of the tour the Destroyer album was already released and the band performed songs from that album, but they wore the Alive costumes and had the Alive stage show.[1] At the time, the tour was referred to under the headline "Kiss tour", not "Alive! Tour" or "Destroyer Tour".

At the Cobo Hall show, Paul Stanley starts his guitar smashing ritual after "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll", until it was eventually done after "Rock and Roll All Nite" in later years.


  • Paul Stanley – Lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar and lead guitar
  • Ace Frehley – Lead guitar, rhythm guitar, background vocals and lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – Bass, background vocals and lead vocals
  • Peter Criss – Drums, percussion, background vocals and lead vocals



  • Got to Choose: Only performed live in 1975 (Replaced by "C'mon & Love Me" and then by "Flaming Youth")
  • C'mon and Love Me: Only performed in North America
    • Switched places in the set and replaced "Got to Choose" -> Replaced by "Flaming Youth"
  • Flaming Youth: Only performed in Canada (Replaced "Got to Choose" and "C'mon & Love Me")
  • Parasite: Only performed in North America (Replaced by "Ladies in Waiting" for some shows and then by "God of Thunder")
  • Ladies in Waiting: Replaced "Parasite" for some shows -> Replaced by "God of Thunder"
  • Watchin' You: Only performed in 1975 for some shows (Replaced by "Shout It Out Loud")
  • Shout It Out Loud: Only performed in 1976 (Replaced "Watchin' You")
  • Cold Gin: Only performed in North America as the encore opener (Replaced by "Detroit Rock City")
  • Rock Bottom: Performed before "Cold Gin" as the encore opener for some shows
  • Average attendance : 7 300

Tour dates[edit]

Date[3] City Country Venue Other Acts
September 10, 1975 Chattanooga United States Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium Slade
September 11, 1975 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum Slade, Gary Wright
September 12, 1975 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
September 13, 1975 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
September 14, 1975 Wilkes-Barre King's College Gym Diamond Reo
October 2, 1975 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium The James Montgomery Band
October 3, 1975 Upper Darby Tower Theater Fallen Angel
October 4, 1975 Passaic Capitol Theatre (2 shows) Savoy Brown
October 5, 1975 Henrietta The Dome Center Black Sheep
October 6, 1975 Allentown Allentown Memorial Hall REO Speedwagon
October 9, 1975 Cadillac Cadillac High School Double Yellow Line
October 11, 1975 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium Black Sheep
October 19, 1975 Orlando Orlando Sports Stadium Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section
October 20, 1975 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center
October 22, 1975 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
October 26, 1975 Montgomery Garrett Coliseum Harvest
October 30, 1975 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Montrose
November 1, 1975 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium Atlanta Rhythm Section
November 2, 1975 La Crosse Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium Brownsville Station
November 6, 1975 San Antonio San Antonio Municipal Auditorium Mott
November 7, 1975 Beaumont McDonald Gym
November 8, 1975 Arlington Texas Hall
November 9, 1975 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
November 12, 1975 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena Styx
November 15, 1975 Rockford Illinois National Guard Armory Rush
November 16, 1975 Flint IMA Auditorium Mott
November 17, 1975 Rush
November 18, 1975 Port Huron McMorran Arena
November 21, 1975 Terre Haute Hulman Center Rush
November 22, 1975 Chicago International Amphitheatre Mott, The Leslie West Band, Little Feat
November 23, 1975 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium Rush, Mott
November 26, 1975 Huntington Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse
November 27, 1975 Fayetteville Cumberland County Memorial Arena Styx, Mott
November 28, 1975 Ashville Asheville Civic Center
November 29, 1975 Charlotte Charlotte Park Center
November 30, 1975 Landover Capital Centre
December 2, 1975 Columbus Columbus Municipal Auditorium Styx
December 3, 1975 Dothan Dothan Farm Arena
December 5, 1975 Atlanta Omni Coliseum Styx, The Leslie West Band
December 6, 1975 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum Styx, Dixie Dregs
December 12, 1975 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium Black Sabbath (headliner)
December 14, 1975 Boston Orpheum Theatre Black Sheep
December 18, 1975 Waterbury Palace Theater
December 19, 1975 Binghamton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Mott
December 20, 1975 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena Rush, Mott
December 21, 1975 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
December 22, 1975 London Canada London Gardens
December 31, 1975 Hempstead United States Nassau Coliseum Blue Öyster Cult, The Leslie West Band
January 23, 1976 Erie Erie County Field House Phillippe
January 25, 1976 Detroit Cobo Arena Back Street Crawler
January 26, 1976 Rory Gallagher
January 27, 1976
January 30, 1976 Mount Pleasant Rose Arena Hot Lucy
January 31, 1976 Trotwood Hara Arena The Leslie West Band
February 1, 1976 Richfield Richfield Coliseum Hydra
February 4, 1976 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium Point Blank
February 5, 1976 Madison Dane County Coliseum
February 6, 1976 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
February 9, 1976 Salt Lake City Terrace Ballroom
February 11, 1976 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 12, 1976 Spokane Spokane Coliseum
February 13, 1976 Seattle Paramount Theatre
February 14, 1976
February 16, 1976 Missoula Adams Fieldhouse
February 17, 1976 Salem Armory Auditorium
February 23, 1976 Inglewood The Forum Montrose
February 24, 1976
February 25, 1976 Fresno Selland Arena
February 27, 1976 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena Montrose
February 29, 1976 Honolulu Honolulu International Center Arena Booga Booga
March 6, 1976 Lincoln Pershing Memorial Auditorium Boz Scaggs
March 11, 1976 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center Albatross
March 12, 1976 New Orleans The Warehouse Van Wilkes
March 13, 1976 Mobile Mobile Expo Hall Dr. Feelgood
March 14, 1976 Memphis Ellis Auditorium Target
March 20, 1976 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center .38 Special
March 21, 1976 Miami Miami Jai-Alai Fronton Arena
March 24, 1976 Philadelphia Philadelphia Civic Center The Rockets
March 25, 1976 Johnstown Cambria County War Memorial Arena Thee Image
March 26, 1976 Harrisburg State Farm Arena Artful Dodger
March 27, 1976 Utica Utica Memorial Auditorium
March 28, 1976 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
April 11, 1976 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
April 13, 1976 Utica Utica Memorial Auditorium
April 14, 1976 Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Convention Center
April 16, 1976 Bangor Bangor Auditorium
April 18, 1976 Moncton Canada Moncton Coliseum
April 19, 1976 Halifax Halifax Forum
April 21, 1976 Montreal Montreal Forum Hammersmith
April 22, 1976 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre