Destroyer Tour

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Spirit of '76 Tour
Tour by Kiss
Associated album Destroyer
Start date July 3, 1976
End date September 12, 1976
Legs 1
Number of shows 34
Kiss concert chronology

The Destroyer Tour also known as The Spirit of '76 Tour was a concert tour by Kiss, in support of their latest album. The August 20 Anaheim, California show was the most famous show of the tour, the band played to over 42,000 people, the biggest US crowd the band had played to. Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick were the opening acts. The J. Geils Band, Point Blank and Seger opened for them at their July 10 show in New Jersey, which was recorded and released on DVD decades later as "The Lost Concert"..

Tour setlist[edit]

  1. "Detroit Rock City"
  2. "King Of The Night Time World"
  3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  4. "Strutter"
  5. "Hotter Than Hell"
  6. "Cold Gin" (Ace Frehley guitar solo)
  7. "Nothin' to Lose"
  8. "Shout It Out Loud"
  9. "Do You Love Me?"
  10. "God of Thunder" (Gene Simmons bloodspitting & bass solo, Peter Criss drum solo)
  11. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (Paul Stanley destroys guitar after the song)


  1. "Deuce"
  2. "Firehouse"(Gene breathes fire)
  3. "Black Diamond"
  • "Flaming Youth" and "Watchin' You" played in some shows instead of "Strutter" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
July 3, 1976 Norfolk, Virginia United States Norfolk Scope
July 6, 1976 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
July 8, 1976 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum
July 10, 1976 Jersey City, New Jersey Roosevelt Stadium
July 11, 1976 South Yarmouth, Massachusetts Cape Cod Coliseum
July 13, 1976 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
July 15, 1976 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
July 17, 1976 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
July 19, 1976 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center
July 21, 1976 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
July 23, 1976 Birmingham, Alabama Rickwood Field
July 26, 1976 Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
July 28, 1976 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
July 29, 1976
July 31, 1976 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
August 2, 1976 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
August 4, 1976 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
August 6, 1976 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
August 8, 1976 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
August 10, 1976 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
August 11, 1976 Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Convention Center
August 13, 1976 Houston, Texas The Summit
August 15, 1976 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
August 17, 1976 Tempe, Arizona Tempe Stadium
August 20, 1976 Anaheim, California Anaheim Stadium
August 22, 1976 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
August 27, 1976 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
August 29, 1976 Atlanta Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
September 1, 1976 South Bend, Indiana Joyce Center
September 3, 1976 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
September 4, 1976 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
September 6, 1976 Toronto Canada Varsity Stadium
September 8, 1976 Louisville, Kentucky United States Freedom Hall
September 10, 1976 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
September 12, 1976 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center