Revenge Tour

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Revenge Tour
Tour by Kiss
Associated albumRevenge
Start dateApril 23, 1992
End dateDecember 20, 1992
No. of shows77 played, 3 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology

The Revenge Tour was a concert tour by Kiss in support of the band's album Revenge. It was the first tour with drummer Eric Singer, replacing Eric Carr who died of cancer on November 24, 1991. The Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland shows were recorded for Kiss' first live album in 16 years, Alive III. Danger Danger, Faster Pussycat, Fortress, Great White, Jackyl, Shooting Gallery, Trixter and Vesuvius were the supporting acts for this tour.[1] There were three legs to the tour, with the first being a series of 13 shows played in small clubs in North America in April and May 1992, followed by an eight date run of full scale shows in the United Kingdom in the second half of May. The third, and final, leg was a tour of North American arenas which did not kick off until October of that year. Average attendance was at its lowest for this tour since 1975 averaging 5000 fans a night.

Stage setup[edit]

For the North American club tour, the band played on stage with no props and no pyrotechnics, due to the small size of these venues.

For the UK leg of the tour, the stage set from the Hot in the Shade Tour was used. During the show at Cardiff National Ice Rink on 20/05/92, a pyro queue for "Heaven's on Fire" caused £30,000 worth of damage to the ceiling.[2]

For the North American arena tour, the stage featured a giant replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of a large Kiss logo wall.[3] Halfway through the show, the statue's face crumbled to reveal its skull.[4] Afterward, its right arm and torch crumbled down before its skeleton hand gave the finger.

As on the Hot in the Shade Tour, Steve Jander and his Dallas-based Showlasers were brought in to develop a laser show similar to the one used on the previous tour.

At the show in San Bernardino, California, the band only used the vinyl backdrop with the Kiss logo due to the Orange Show Pavilion being unable to support the lighting rig and Statue Of Liberty prop. This show also featured no lasers and minimal pyrotechnics.

Aftermath and Alive III[edit]

The tour was plagued by abysmal ticket sales in most markets. There are several theories as to why, the most popular being Kiss' failure to hit the road while Revenge was still on the charts. The tour was originally to play amphitheaters, beginning in July at Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma; however, these plans were axed when Stanley went forward with his wedding to Pamela Bowen and Simmons welcomed a child. By the time the proper arena began, Revenge had fallen out of the Billboard 200, and the single "Everytime I Look At You" had officially been declared a bust by Mercury Records.

The shows in Cleveland, Detroit and Indianapolis were recorded by Eddie Kramer as the basis for the Alive III album.

The final show in Phoenix, Arizona, was not intended to be the last one at all. A January 21 date at Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, was to launch the second US leg, but in late November, plans for any future dates were scrapped. Due to the ticket sales being so low, plans for a summer 1993 tour supporting Alive III were scrapped as well.

Setlist (North American club tour and UK tour)[edit]

  1. "Love Gun"
  2. "Deuce"
  3. "Heaven's on Fire"
  4. "Parasite"
  5. "Shout It Out Loud"
  6. "Strutter"
  7. "Calling Dr. Love"
  8. "I Was Made For Lovin' You"
  9. "Unholy"
  10. "100,000 Years"
  11. "Take It Off"
  12. "God of Thunder"
  13. "Lick It Up"
  14. "Firehouse"
  15. "Tears Are Falling"
  16. "I Love It Loud"
  17. "I Stole Your Love"
  18. "Cold Gin"
  19. "Detroit Rock City"
  20. "I Want You"
  21. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II"
  22. "Rock And Roll All Nite"
  • The UK leg of the tour featured essentially the same set list as the North American club tour. However, the UK shows opened with "I Stole Your Love", and "Love Gun" was moved to later in the set, placed between "I Love It Loud" and "Cold Gin".

Setlist (North American arena tour)[edit]

  1. "Creatures of the Night"
  2. "Deuce"
  3. "I Just Wanna"
  4. "Unholy"
  5. "Parasite"
  6. "Heaven's on Fire"
  7. "Domino"
  8. "Watchin' You"
  9. "Hotter Than Hell"
  10. "Firehouse"
  11. "I Want You"
  12. "Forever"
  13. "War Machine"
  14. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  15. "Lick It Up"
  16. "Take It Off"
  17. "Strutter"
  18. "I Love It Loud"
  19. "Detroit Rock City"
  20. "Shout It Out Loud"
  21. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II"
  22. "Love Gun"
  23. "Star Spangled Banner"


  • Average Attendance (5000) - "Club Dates Not Included"
  • Due to Paul Stanley's reported throat illness that night, KISS canceled their appearance at the Midsouth Coliseum in Memphis, TN, in November 1992 just hours before showtime. Opening acts Trixter and Great White did perform.


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Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
Club Shows
April 23, 1992 San Francisco, California United States The Stone Shooting Gallery
April 25, 1992 West Hollywood, California The Troubadour
April 26, 1992
April 27, 1992 Phoenix, Arizona After The Goldrush
April 29, 1992 Houston, Texas The Backstage
April 30, 1992 Dallas, Texas City Limits Club
May 2, 1992 Atlanta, Georgia Center Stage
May 4, 1992 Baltimore, Maryland Hammerjack's
May 5, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Theatre
May 6, 1992 Toronto, Ontario Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 8, 1992 Boston, Massachusetts United States Avalon Ballroom
May 9, 1992 New York City, New York The Ritz
May 10, 1992 Brooklyn, New York The Warehouse
May 16, 1992 Glasgow Scotland S.E.C.C. Arena Danger Danger
May 17, 1992 Whitley Bay England Whitley Bay Ice Rink
May 18, 1992 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
May 20, 1992 Cardiff Wales Wales National Ice Rink
May 21, 1992 London England Wembley Arena
May 24, 1992 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
May 25, 1992 Birmingham NEC Arena
May 26, 1992
Revenge Arena Tour
October 1, 1992 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States Stabler Arena Faster Pussycat, Trixter
October 2, 1992 Binghamton, New York Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
October 3, 1992 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
October 5, 1992 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
October 6, 1992 Portland, Maine United States Cumberland County Civic Center
October 8, 1992 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
October 9, 1992 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
October 10, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
October 11, 1992 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 13, 1992 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Arena
October 14, 1992 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
October 16, 1992 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 17, 1992 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
October 18, 1992 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
October 20, 1992 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
October 21, 1992 Bristol, Tennessee Viking Hall Civic Center
October 23, 1992 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
October 24, 1992 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Memorial Arena
October 25, 1992 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
October 29, 1992 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Faster Pussycat, Trixter, Fortress
October 30, 1992 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome Faster Pussycat, Trixter
October 31, 1992 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
November 3, 1992 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium Jackyl, Trixter
November 5, 1992 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni Great White, Trixter
November 6, 1992 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 7, 1992 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
November 8, 1992 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
November 10, 1992 St. Joseph, Missouri St. Joseph Civic Arena
November 13, 1992 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
November 14, 1992 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
November 15, 1992 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
November 17, 1992 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
November 18, 1992 Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
November 20, 1992 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
November 21, 1992 Chicago UIC Pavilion
November 22, 1992 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
November 24, 1992 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
November 25, 1992 Fairborn, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
November 27, 1992 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 28, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
November 29, 1992 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
November 30, 1992 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
December 2, 1992 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
December 3, 1992 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
December 4, 1992 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena
December 6, 1992 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
December 8, 1992 Salt Lake City, Utah Delta Center
December 9, 1992 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
December 10, 1992 Portland, Oregon Portland Memorial Coliseum
December 11, 1992 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
December 14, 1992 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Arena
December 16, 1992 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
December 18, 1992 Oakland, California Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
December 19, 1992 San Bernardino, California Orange Pavilion Trixter, Vesuvius
December 20, 1992 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena Great White, Trixter