The Revenge Tour was a concert tour by Kiss supporting 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.
The stage featured a giant replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of a large Kiss logo wall. Halfway through the show, the statue's face crumbled to reveal its skull. 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.
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.
The tour was plagued by abysmal ticket sales in most markets. There are several theories as to why, the most popular being KISS's 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 Paul went forward with his wedding to Pamela Bowen and Gene welcomed a child. By the time the proper arena began, Revenge had fallen out of The Billboard 200, and the "Everytime I Look At You" single 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 U.S. 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.
100,000 Years is only played in San Francisco, Hollywood, Tempe, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, New York, Glasgow, Whitley Bay, Shiffield, Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Birmingham and Bethlehem.