Psycho Circus World Tour
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|Tour by Kiss|
|Associated album||Psycho Circus|
|Start date||October 31, 1998|
|End date||January 3, 2000|
|Number of shows||68 Scheduled 6 Cancelled|
|Kiss concert chronology|
Psycho Circus World Tour was a Kiss concert tour in 1998–2000. It was the first concert tour in history to have 3-D visual effects. One notable show on the tour was the March 12 Bremen, Germany, show. After the opening song, Paul Stanley announced that the local fire marshall had banned Kiss from using any pyrotechnics during the show. They used a translator on stage to let the crowd understand exactly what Stanley was saying. At the end of the performance, the band ignited all of the pyrotechnics at once; as a result, they were banned from performing in Bremen.
- "Psycho Circus"
- "Shout It Out Loud"
- "Do You Love Me?"
- "Shock Me"
- "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
- "Calling Dr. Love"
- "Into the Void"
- "Ace Frehley Guitar Solo"
- "King of the Night Time World"
- "God of Thunder"
- "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
- "Love Gun"
- "100,000 Years"
- "Rock and Roll All Nite"
- "Detroit Rock City"
- "Black Diamond"
"She" and "Nothin' To Lose" only played in Dodger Stadium of Los Angeles.
"Cold Gin" was not played in Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Makin' Love" was added from the second show onwards but was dropped after a few performances.
Smashing Pumpkins opened at the Dodger Stadium show only, in costume as The Beatles for the Halloween night performance. The Dodger Stadium show was streamed live on the internet as well as a radio broadcast. Two songs, "Psycho Circus" and "Shout It Out Loud", were screened live on Fox television as part of the Kiss Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party special.
The vast majority of songs in the setlist were played on the previous Alive/Worldwide concert dates, leading to some frustration from fans expecting the return of classic songs not played on the previous tour. Peter Criss was quoted in Metal Edge magazine at the time as wanting to add "Parasite" to the setlist.
The tour was initially hyped as having circus-style acts as pre-show entertainment. This ultimately happened only at the first concert at Dodger Stadium. Peter Criss later said that it didn't work out because the circus performers wanted equal billing and that some had even wanted to use KISS' backstage dressing room.
"2,000 Man" was played to bring in the new Millennium at the 1999/2000 New Year's Eve show at Vancouver, advertised at the time as being recorded for Alive IV. The Vancouver show was also notable as being the first time the original members had played non-original band era material live in concert – "I Love It Loud", "Lick It Up" and "Heaven's on Fire" were added to the setlist and subsequently played on the Farewell Tour. "Forever" was listed on concert setlists at the Vancouver show but was not played. It was thought at the time it may have been intended as a Paul Stanley solo version prior to "Black Diamond".
|October 31, 1998||Los Angeles||United States||Dodger Stadium||32,000|
|November 12, 1998||Boston, Massachusetts||FleetCenter||15,000|
|November 13, 1998||11,000|
|November 15, 1998||Albany, New York||Pepsi Arena||7,000|
|November 16, 1998||Portland, Maine||Cumberland County Civic Center||5,000|
|November 18, 1998||University Park, Pennsylvania||Bryce Jordan Center||6,000|
|November 19, 1998||Washington, D.C.||MCI Center||8,000|
|November 21, 1998||Philadelphia||First Union Center||12,000|
|November 22, 1998||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Continental Airlines Arena
with laser incident
|November 23, 1998||New York City||Madison Square Garden||15,000|
|November 25, 1998||Hartford, Connecticut||Hartford Civic Center||7,000|
|November 27, 1998||Uniondale, New York||Nassau Coliseum||12,000|
|November 28, 1998||Rochester, New York||War Memorial Arena||6,000|
|November 29, 1998||Buffalo, New York||Marine Midland Arena||7,000|
|December 1, 1998||Montreal||Canada||Molson Centre||11,000|
|December 2, 1998||Toronto||SkyDome||15,000|
|December 4, 1998||Pittsburgh||United States||Civic Arena||11,000|
|December 5, 1998||Columbus, Ohio||Value City Arena||11,000|
|December 6, 1998||Cleveland, Ohio||Gund Arena||15,000|
|December 8, 1998||Charleston, West Virginia||Charleston Civic Center||8,923|
|December 9, 1998||Lexington, Kentucky||Rupp Arena||7,000|
|December 11, 1998||Fairborn, Ohio||Ervin J. Nutter Center||8,000|
|December 12, 1998||Terre Haute, Indiana||Hulman Center||4,000|
|December 13, 1998||Indianapolis||Market Square Arena||9,000|
|December 15, 1998||Minneapolis||Target Center||12,000|
|December 16, 1998||Omaha, Nebraska||Omaha Civic Auditorium||10,000|
|December 18, 1998||Rockford, Illinois||Rockford MetroCentre||5,000|
|December 19, 1998||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Five Seasons Center||7,000|
|December 20, 1998||Milwaukee||Bradley Center||11,000|
|December 27, 1998||Madison, Wisconsin||Dane County Expo Coliseum||9,000|
|December 29, 1998||Rosemont, Illinois||Rosemont Horizon||10,000|
|December 30, 1998||Grand Rapids, Michigan||Van Andel Arena||7,000|
|December 31, 1998||Auburn Hills, Michigan||The Palace of Auburn Hills||15,000|
|January 2, 1999||Nashville, Tennessee||Nashville Arena||12,000|
|January 31, 1999||Miami Gardens, Florida||Pro Player Stadium||Super Bowl XXXIII|
|February 26, 1999||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Areena||12,000|
|February 28, 1999||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum||8,000|
|March 2, 1999||Stockholm||Sweden||Globen Arena||12,000|
|March 3, 1999||14,000|
|March 4, 1999||Gothenburg||Scandinavium||12,000|
|March 5, 1999||11,000|
|March 7, 1999||Berlin||Germany||Berlin Velodrom||12,000|
|March 8, 1999||Cologne||Kölnarena||14,000|
|March 9, 1999||Frankfurt||Frankfurt Festhalle||11,000|
|March 11, 1999||Erfurt||Messehalle||6,000|
|March 12, 1999||Bremen||Bremen Stadthalle||10,000|
|March 13, 1999||Utrecht||Netherlands||Prins Van Oranjehal||14,000|
|March 15, 1999||Milan||Italy||Filaforum||11,000|
|March 17, 1999||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle||12,000|
|March 18, 1999||Prague||Czech Republic||Prague Sports Hall||12,000|
|March 19, 1999||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle||12,000|
|March 20, 1999||Stuttgart||Schleyerhalle||14,000|
|March 22, 1999||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||15,000|
|March 23, 1999||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National||8,000|
|March 25, 1999||London||England||Wembley Arena||12,000|
|March 27, 1999||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhalle||9,000|
|March 28, 1999||Kiel||Ostseehalle||3,000|
|April 10, 1999||Buenos Aires||Argentina||River Plate Stadium||35,000|
|April 15, 1999||Porto Alegre||Brazil||Hipodromo do Cristal||40,000|
|April 17, 1999||São Paulo||Autodromo de Interlagos||53,000|
|April 21, 1999||San Juan||Puerto Rico||Roberto Clemente Coliseum||16,000|
|April 24, 1999||Mexico City||Mexico||Foro Sol Stadium||63,000|
|Psycho Circus Millennium Shows|
|August 9, 1999||Westwood, Los Angeles||United States||UCLA Parking Lot
Detroit Rock City Premiere Party
|August 23, 1999||Paradise, Nevada||MGM Grand Garden Arena
WCW Nitro Television Appearance
|October 29, 1999||MGM Grand Theme Park
iBash Pixelon Party
|December 31, 1999||Vancouver||Canada||BC Place Stadium
|January 3, 2000||Anchorage, Alaska||United States||Sullivan Arena
|January 29, 1999||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||United States||National Car Rental Center||Poor ticket sales due to the Super Bowl|
|March 1, 1999||Copenhagen||Denmark||Forum Copenhagen||Low ticket sales / added dates in Sweden which would have forced the band to play 6 days in a row|
|April 1, 1999||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Arena||Russian political and security issues|
|April 2, 1999||Moscow||Olympic Arena|
|April 4, 1999||St. Petersburg||SKK Peterburgskiy|
|April 13, 1999||Santiago||Chile||Velodrome Estadio Nacional||Logistical issues|