Hotter than Hell Tour

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Hotter than Hell Tour
Promotional tour by Kiss
Associated album Hotter Than Hell
Start date October 17, 1974 (1974-10-17)
End date February 22, 1975 (1975-02-22)
Legs 1
No. of shows 71
Kiss concert chronology

Hotter than Hell Tour was the second tour of the American rock band Kiss. The tour featured songs from the their first album and their newly released second album, Hotter than Hell, which was the album that the tour was in support of. During this tour, the band used fire and the destruction of guitars as part of their show. The January 31, 1975 show in San Francisco was filmed and later made available for public viewing.

Personnel[edit]

  • 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, lead vocals
  • Peter Criss – Drums, percussion and background/lead vocals

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Deuce"
  2. "Strutter"
  3. "Got to Choose"
  4. "Hotter than Hell"
  5. "Firehouse"
  6. "She" and Ace Frehley guitar solo
  7. "Watchin' You"
  8. "Nothin' to Lose"
  9. "Strange Ways"
  10. "Parasite"
  11. Gene Simmons bass solo
  12. "100,000 Years" and Peter Criss drum solo
  13. "Black Diamond" [Encore]
  14. "Cold Gin"
  15. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Warm-up
September 13, 1974 Waterloo Canada WLU Theatre Auditorium
September 14, 1974 Toronto Victory Burlesque Theatre (2 shows)
September 15, 1974 Lock Haven United States Thomas Field House
September 16, 1974 Wilkes-Barre Paramount Theater
September 18, 1974 Atlanta Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
September 19, 1974
September 20, 1974
September 21, 1974
September 27, 1974 Louisville Commonwealth Convention Center Arena
September 28, 1974 Detroit Michigan Palace
September 29, 1974 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
October 1, 1974 Jacksonville Leone Cole Auditorium
October 3, 1974 Nashville War Memorial Auditorium
October 4, 1974 Houston Houston Music Hall
North America
October 17, 1974 Comstock Park United States Thunder Chicken
October 18, 1974 Hammond Parthenon Theater
October 19, 1974 Toledo Valentine Theatre
October 21, 1974 Lansing Brewery
October 22, 1974
October 25, 1974 Passaic Capitol Theatre
October 27, 1974 Youngstown Tomorrow Club
October 30, 1974 Columbus Agora Ballroom
October 31, 1974 Peru Peru Circus Arena
November 2, 1974 Des Plaines Maine West High School
November 3, 1974 Duluth Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
November 7, 1974 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
November 8, 1974 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
November 10, 1974 University Center Delta College Gym
November 12, 1974 Minot Minot Municipal Auditorium
November 16, 1974 Asbury Park Sunshine Inn
November 21, 1974 Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 23, 1974 Atlanta Alexander Memorial Coliseum
November 24, 1974 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
November 27, 1974 Greenville Greenville Memorial Auditorium
November 28, 1974 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
November 29, 1974 Charleston Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
November 30, 1974 Fayetteville Cumberland County Memorial Arena
December 1, 1974 Asheville Asheville Civic Center
December 6, 1974 Bowling Green Van Meter Auditorium
December 8, 1974 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
December 10, 1974 Davenport Palmer Alumni Auditorium
December 12, 1974 Flint IMA Auditorium
December 13, 1974 La Crosse Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium
December 18, 1974 La Porte La Porte Armory
December 20, 1974 Detroit Michigan Palace
December 21, 1974
December 22, 1974 London Canada London Gardens
December 23, 1974 Wilkes-Barre United States Paramount Theater
December 26, 1974 Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium
December 27, 1974 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
December 28, 1974 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
December 29, 1974 Milwaukee Milwaukee Performing Arts Theater
December 30, 1974 Springfield Illinois State Armory
December 31, 1974 Evansville Evansville Coliseum
January 7, 1975 Lethbridge Canada Lethbridge Pavilion
January 9, 1975 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (2 shows)
January 10, 1975 Portland United States Paramount Theater
January 11, 1975 Medford Medford Armory
January 12, 1975 Seattle Paramount Theatre
January 14, 1975 Eugene Eugene Expo Building
January 17, 1975 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
January 18, 1975 San Bernardino Swing Auditorium
January 19, 1975 San Diego San Diego Civic Theater
January 26, 1975 Fresno Selland Arena
January 31, 1975 San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
February 1, 1975 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
February 20, 1975 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
February 21, 1974 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
February 22, 1975 Schererville Omni 41

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