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.
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.