Alive II Tour

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Alive II Tour
Tour by Kiss
Associated albumAlive II
Start dateNovember 15, 1977
End dateApril 2, 1978
No. of shows56
Kiss concert chronology

The Alive II Tour was a concert tour by Kiss, and was the follow-up to the Love Gun Tour which ended in early September. This would be the band's last tour until their 1979 Dynasty Tour. The Alive II Tour saw Kiss perform 5 sold-out nights at Tokyo's Budokan, breaking their previous record of 4 one year earlier, as well as breaking the previous record by The Beatles. They also played 3 sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden in their hometown of New York City, and multiple nights in several other cities, including San Antonio; Landover, Maryland; Chicago; Detroit; and Providence, Rhode Island. AC/DC was the opening act for several concerts on this tour. The costumes and stage show were carried over from the Love Gun Tour, with minor changes made to the setlist.

Tour setlist[edit]

1977/1978 shows

  1. "I Stole Your Love"
  2. "King of the Night Time World"
  3. "Ladies Room"
  4. "Firehouse"
  5. "Love Gun"
  6. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  7. "Makin' Love"
  8. "Christine Sixteen"
  9. "Shock Me"
  10. "I Want You"
  11. "Calling Dr. Love"
  12. "Shout It Out Loud"
  13. "God of Thunder"
  14. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  15. "Detroit Rock City"
  16. "Beth"
  17. "Black Diamond"

The setlist for this tour was nearly identical to that of the Love Gun Tour, with the only exceptions being that "King of the Night Time World" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" took the place of "Take Me" and "Hooligan".

During the show in Pittsburgh, Peter Criss had passed out in the middle of the concert. After a brief delay in the show, he returned to finish but some say it was an impersonator.


  • Average Attendance (13,600)

Tour dates[edit]

[1] [2]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
United States
November 15, 1977 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States Myriad Convention Center Detective
November 17, 1977 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
November 19, 1977 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center
November 20, 1977 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
November 22, 1977 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
November 23, 1977
November 26, 1977 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Convention Center
November 27, 1977 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
November 29, 1977 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
November 30, 1977 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
December 2, 1977 St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
December 3, 1977 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
December 6, 1977 Wichita, Kansas Henry Levitt Arena
December 7, 1977 St. Louis, Missouri The Checkerdome
December 9, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum AC/DC
December 11, 1977 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
December 12, 1977 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
December 14, 1977 New York City Madison Square Garden Detective
December 15, 1977 Piper
December 16, 1977
December 19, 1977 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre AC/DC
December 20, 1977 Piper
December 22, 1977 Philadelphia The Spectrum
December 27, 1977 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex Arena
December 29, 1977 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Arena
December 30, 1977 Atlanta The Omni
December 31, 1977 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
January 3, 1978 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium Detective
January 5, 1978 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum Nantucket
January 6, 1978 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
January 8, 1978 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum The Rockets
January 11, 1978 Huntington, West Virginia Huntington Civic Center
January 12, 1978 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
January 13, 1978 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
January 15, 1978 Chicago Chicago Stadium
January 16, 1978
January 18, 1978 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
January 20, 1978 Detroit, Michigan Olympia Stadium
January 21, 1978
January 23, 1978 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
January 25, 1978 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
January 27, 1978 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
January 28, 1978 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
January 30, 1978 Philadelphia The Spectrum
February 2, 1978 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
February 3, 1978
March 28, 1978 Tokyo Japan Budokan Bow Wow
March 29, 1978
March 31, 1978
April 1, 1978
April 2, 1978


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  2. ^ "The KISSFAQ – KISS Tourdates Archive – 1978". Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-06-22.