Asylum Tour (Kiss)

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Asylum Tour
Tour by Kiss
Associated albumAsylum
Start dateNovember 29, 1985
End dateApril 12, 1986
No. of shows91 played, 3 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology

The Asylum Tour was a concert tour by Kiss. It was the first Kiss tour since the Dynasty Tour to stay inside North America. Kiss also performed The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", usually in the encore. Paul Stanley does his guitar-smashing ritual after "Lick It Up".

On February 2, 1986, Paul Stanley dedicated the Tucson, Arizona concert at the McKale Center to the astronauts that were killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.

On February 17, 1986, Kiss played the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. W.A.S.P. was the opening act. The power went out in the middle of "Rock and Roll All Nite" and the concert ended when Kiss walked off the stage, waving to the audience.

On March 30, 1986, Kiss played at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana. Local church groups protested the entire event due to its being scheduled on Easter Sunday. During the show, the band blew out half of the windows on the outside west wall of the arena. Their public address system on this tour was rated at 120 decibels. Before the show Gene Simmons and Eric Carr walked around the perimeter of the building trying to hold polite conversations with the church groups. The concert in Hammond only sold 1,900 tickets.

On April 8, 1986, Kiss played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Opening act King Kobra was invited and appeared on stage to sing "Lick it Up" with Kiss, making King Kobra the first group to ever share the stage with Kiss. W.A.S.P. opened in Chicago and Los Angeles (Inglewood).

Set list[edit]

"King Of The Mountain" and "Firehouse" were played on early shows before being dropped from the set list. Other songs played include "Creatures of the Night", "Strutter", "Calling Dr. Love", and "Oh! Susanna". "Black Diamond" was only performed once on this tour on February 4, 1986 in Daly City, California.


  • Average Attendance (6200)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
November 29, 1985 Little Rock, Arkansas United States Barton Coliseum Black 'n Blue
November 30, 1985 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
December 1, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
December 3, 1985 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
December 4, 1985 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
December 6, 1985 Lafayette, Louisiana Cajundome
December 7, 1985 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
December 8, 1985 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
December 11, 1985 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
December 12, 1985 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
December 13, 1985 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
December 14, 1985 Detroit Cobo Hall
December 16, 1985 New York City Madison Square Garden
December 17, 1985 Philadelphia The Spectrum
December 19, 1985 Glens Falls, New York Glens Falls Civic Center
December 20, 1985 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
December 21, 1985 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
December 22, 1985 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
December 27, 1985 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
December 28, 1985 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
December 29, 1985 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
December 30, 1985 Augusta, Georgia Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
December 31, 1985 Atlanta The Omni
January 3, 1986 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center W.A.S.P.
January 4, 1986 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
January 5, 1986 Cancelled Chattanooga UTC Arena
January 7, 1986 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome
January 8, 1986 West Palm Beach, Florida West Palm Beach Auditorium
January 9, 1986 Fort Myers, Florida Lee County Civic Center
January 10, 1986 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum
January 12, 1986 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
January 14, 1986 Norfolk, Virginia United States Norfolk Scope
January 15, 1986 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
January 16, 1986 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
January 17, 1986 Chicago UIC Pavilion
January 20, 1986 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
January 21, 1986 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
January 22, 1986 Rockford, Illinois Rockford Metro Center
January 23, 1986 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
January 24, 1986 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
January 25, 1986 Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium
February 2, 1986 Tucson, Arizona McKale Center
February 4, 1986 Daly City, California Cow Palace
February 5, 1986 Sacramento, California Memorial Auditorium
February 7, 1986 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center Black 'n Blue
February 8, 1986 San Bernardino, California Orange Pavilion W.A.S.P.
February 9, 1986 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 10, 1986 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
February 11, 1986 Inglewood The Forum
February 13, 1986 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
February 14, 1986 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
February 17, 1986 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
February 19, 1986 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
February 21, 1986 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble
February 22, 1986 Tulsa, Oklahoma Expo Square Pavilion
February 23, 1986 Waco, Texas Waco Convention Center
February 24, 1986 Corpus Christi, Texas Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
February 26, 1986 Beaumont, Texas Beaumont Civic Center
February 27, 1986 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center
February 28, 1986 Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Convention Center
March 1, 1986 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
March 2, 1986 New Orleans, Louisiana Lakefront Arena
March 5, 1986 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena King Kobra
March 6, 1986 Saginaw, Michigan Wendler Arena
March 7, 1986 Port Huron, Michigan McMorran Place
March 8, 1986 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
March 9, 1986 Salina, Kansas Bicentennial Center
March 12, 1986 La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse Center
March 13, 1986 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Arena
March 14, 1986 Jamestown, North Dakota Jamestown Civic Center
March 16, 1986 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
March 17, 1986 Sioux City, Iowa Sioux City Municipal Auditorium
March 18, 1986 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
March 20, 1986 Fort Wayne, Indiana War Memorial Coliseum
March 21, 1986 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
March 22, 1986 Carbondale, Illinois SIU Arena
March 23, 1986 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center
March 25, 1986 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
March 26, 1986 Battle Creek, Michigan Kellogg Arena
March 27, 1986 Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Civic Center
March 28, 1986 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
March 29, 1986 Columbus, Ohio Battelle Hall
March 30, 1986 Hammond, Indiana Hammond Civic Center
April 1, 1986 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Stabler Arena
April 2, 1986 Utica, New York Utica Memorial Auditorium
April 4, 1986 Poughkeepsie, New York Mid-Hudson Civic Center
April 6, 1986 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
April 7, 1986 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
April 8, 1986 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
April 10, 1986 Baltimore, Maryland United States Baltimore Civic Center Blue Öyster Cult
April 11, 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
April 12, 1986 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena Kix