Kiss Tour

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Kiss Tour
Promotional tour by Kiss
Location North America
Associated album Kiss
Start date March 22, 1974 (1974-03-22)
End date August 4, 1974 (1974-08-04)
Legs 1
No. of shows 73
Kiss concert chronology

The Kiss Tour was Kiss' first album support tour. Sometimes known as the First Tour, it also encompasses several shows before and after the "official" dates. Kiss took most of August off from the tour to record their follow-up album, Hotter Than Hell.

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

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Deuce"
  2. "Strutter"
  3. "She"
  4. "Firehouse"
  5. "Nothin' to Lose"
  6. "Cold Gin"
  7. "Kissin' Time"
  8. "Let Me Know"
  9. "Acrobat" ("Love Theme from Kiss")
  10. Gene Simmons bass solo
  11. "100,000 Years" and Peter Criss drum solo
  12. "Black Diamond"
  13. "Baby Let Me Go" ("Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll") [Encore]

Information[edit]

  • Acrobat: Extended Version of the "Love Theme from Kiss"
  • Baby Let Me Go: Original Version of "Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Warm-up leg
January 8, 1974 New York City United States The Village East (New York Showcase)
January 26, 1974 Academy of Music (Live World Debut)
February 5, 1974 Edmonton Canada Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 6, 1974 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 8, 1974 Winnipeg Tache Hall
February 17, 1974 Long Beach United States Long Beach Auditorium (LA Premiere)
February 18, 1974 Los Angeles The Century Plaza Hotel (Casablanca Records Show)
February 21, 1974 The Aquarius Theater (ABC In Concert)
March 1, 1974 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
March 2, 1974
March 3, 1974
North America (1st leg)
March 22, 1974 Devon United States Valley Forge Music Fair
March 23, 1974 New York City Academy of Music
March 24, 1974 Owings Mills Painter's Mill Music Theater
March 25, 1974 Washington, D.C. The Bayou
March 27, 1974 WDCA Studios (Rock 'N' Soul)
March 29, 1974 Asbury Park Sunshine Inn
March 31, 1974 St. Louis Aviation Field
April 1, 1974 Cleveland Agora Ballroom
April 8, 1974 Dekalb NIU Center Ballroom
April 12, 1974 Detroit Michigan Palace
April 13, 1974
April 14, 1974 Louisville Beggar's Banquet 1974
April 15, 1974 Nashville Muther's Music Emporium
April 16, 1974
April 17, 1974 Memphis Lafayette's Music Room
April 18, 1974
April 19, 1974 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
April 21, 1974 Charlotte Flash's
April 26, 1974 Toronto Canada Victory Burlesque Theatre
April 27, 1974 Passaic United States Capitol Theatre
April 29, 1974 Philadelphia KYW TV Studios (Mike Douglas Show)
May 2, 1974 Comstock Park Thunder Chicken
May 3, 1974 St. Louis Ambassador Theatre
May 4, 1974* Atlanta Alexander Memorial Coliseum
May 6, 1974 Windsor Canada Embassy Theater
May 7, 1974 ? Mount Clemens United States Embassy Theater
May 9, 1974 Parsippany The Joint in the Woods
May 11, 1974* Whitpain MCCC Gym
May 12, 1974 Wyandotte Yack Arena
May 14, 1974 Fraser Fraser Hockeyland Ice Arena
May 16, 1974 Winnipeg Canada Centennial Concert Hall
May 17, 1974 Edmonton Kinsmen Field House
May 18, 1974 Saskatoon Saskatoon Arena
May 19, 1974 Lethbridge Lethbridge Pavilion
May 20, 1974 Calgary Foothills Arena
May 23, 1974 Fresno United States Warnors Theatre
May 24, 1974 Portland Paramount Theatre
May 25, 1974 Seattle Paramount Theatre
May 26, 1974 Spokane JFK Memorial Pavilion
May 27, 1974 Lacey Capitol Pavilion
May 28, 1974 Vancouver Canada Garden Auditorium
May 30, 1974 San Diego United States San Diego Sports Arena
May 31, 1974 Long Beach Long Beach Auditorium
June 1, 1974 San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
June 3, 1974 Anchorage Sundowner Drive-In Theater
June 4, 1974 Fairbanks Baker Field House
June 6, 1974 Salt Lake City Terrace Ballroom
June 7, 1974 Boise Western Idaho Fairgrounds Grandstand
June 8, 1974 Cleveland Allen Theater
June 10, 1974 Minot All Seasons Arena
June 12, 1974 Flint IMA Auditorium
June 14, 1974 Cleveland Allen Theatre
June 15, 1974 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
June 17, 1974 Asbury Park United States Sunshine Inn
June 19, 1974 Atlanta Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
June 20, 1974
June 21, 1974
June 22, 1974
June 23, 1974* Clarksville Sports Dome Speedway (Ohio Valley Summer Jam 1974)
June 26, 1974* Salem Salem Civic Arena
June 30, 1974* Alexandria Alexandria Roller Rink
July 1, 1974* Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
July 3, 1974* Indianapolis Indianapolis Convention Center Arena
July 4, 1974* Knoxville Chilhowee Park Amphitheater (Knoxville Summer Jam 1974)
July 6, 1974 Chattanooga Engel Stadium
July 7, 1974* Jackson Carl Perkins Civic Arena
July 8, 1974* Memphis Ellis Auditorium
July 11, 1974 West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Auditorium
July 12, 1974 Orlando Orlando Jai-Alai Fronton Arena
July 13, 1974 Tampa Curtis Hixon Hall
July 14, 1974 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
July 16, 1974 Baton Rouge Independence Hall
July 17, 1974 Atlanta Electric Ballroom
July 18, 1974
July 19, 1974 Fayetteville Cumberland County Memorial Arena
July 25, 1974 London Canada Centennial Hall
August 3, 1974 Indianapolis United States Indiana Convention Center
August 4, 1974 South Bend Morris Civic Auditorium

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