Rock & Roll Over Tour

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Rock and Roll Over Tour
Tour by Kiss
Associated album Rock and Roll Over
Start date November 24, 1976
End date April 4, 1977
Legs 2
No. of shows 70
Kiss concert chronology

Rock and Roll Over Tour is a concert tour by the American hard rock group Kiss. It began November 24, 1976 (shortly after the release of the Rock and Roll Over album) and ended April 4, 1977. Destroyer tour 2/18/77 was the tour where the band performed for the first time at Madison Square Garden - a venue all four members of the band had long dreamed of playing (February 18, 1977). The band also performed in Japan for the first time on this tour. They played Budokan Hall four nights in a row breaking the previous concert attendance record set by The Beatles. On December 12, 1976 Ace Frehley suffered a severe electrical shock on stage which delayed the concert. The delay lasted about fifteen minutes and then resumed; Ace was able to finish the show despite having lost feeling in one of his hands [1]. Being inspired by the event, Ace wrote the song "Shock Me" which appeared on Kiss' next album release Love Gun (1977). It is the first Kiss song in which Ace sings lead vocals. This was the first tour on which "Beth" was performed live; instead of being played by the entire band, it was sung solo by drummer Peter Criss to a recording of the instrumental track from the Destroyer album.

Set list[edit]

  1. "Detroit Rock City"
  2. "Take Me"
  3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  4. "Ladies Room"
  5. "Firehouse"
  6. "Makin' Love"
  7. "I Want You
  8. "Cold Gin (Ace Frehley guitar solo)
  9. "Do You Love Me?"
  10. "Nothin' to Lose"
  11. Gene Simmons bass solo/"God of Thunder" (Peter Criss drum solo)
  12. "Rock and Roll All Nite"


  1. "Shout It Out Loud"
  2. "Beth"
  3. "Black Diamond"

Hard Luck Woman was played on the tour in the month's of November and December 1976. Also, in the opening weeks of the tour, "Deuce" was played rather than "Ladies Room" and "Calling Dr. Love" was played instead of "Shout It Out Loud".

Early Tour Selist:

  1. "Detroit Rock City"
  2. "Take Me"
  3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  4. "Deuce"
  5. "Firehouse""
  6. "Makin' Love"
  7. "Cold Gin" (Ace Frehley guitar solo)
  8. "Do You Love Me?"
  9. "Nothin' to Lose"
  10. Gene Simmons bass solo/"God of Thunder" (Peter Criss drum solo)
  11. "I Want You"
  12. "Rock and Roll All Nite"


  1. "Calling Dr. Love"
  2. "Beth"
  3. "Black Diamond"

Other songs played include "Strutter" and "Flaming Youth".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
November 24, 1976 Savannah, Georgia United States Savannah Civic Center Graham Parker & The Rumour
November 25, 1976 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum Jesse Bolt
November 27, 1976 Raleigh, North Carolina Dorton Arena The Raisin Band
November 28, 1976 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium Climax Blues Band
November 30, 1976 Columbus, Georgia Columbus Municipal Auditorium Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
December 2, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum Dr. Hook
December 3, 1976 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
December 4, 1976 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Municipal Auditorium Blackfoot
December 5, 1976 Mobile, Alabama Mobile Civic Center
December 7, 1976 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center Dr. Hook
December 8, 1976 Macon, Georgia Macon Coliseum Uriah Heep
December 10, 1976 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
December 11, 1976 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
December 12, 1976 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
December 15, 1976 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
December 16, 1976 Syracuse, New York Onondaga County War Memorial
December 18, 1976 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
December 19, 1976 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
December 21, 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
December 27, 1976 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Memorial Arena Blackfoot
December 28, 1976 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center Uriah Heep
December 30, 1976 Augusta, Maine Augusta Civic Center Natural Gas
January 1, 1977 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Uriah Heep
January 5, 1977 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Coliseum
January 6, 1977 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Assembly Center
January 7, 1977 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
January 9, 1977 Wichita, Kansas Henry Levitt Arena
January 10, 1977 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
January 11, 1977 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
January 13, 1977 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
January 15, 1977 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
January 17, 1977 Grand Forks, North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena
January 18, 1977 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Arena
January 20, 1977 Lincoln, Nebraska Pershing Auditorium
January 21, 1977 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
January 22, 1977 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Stadium
January 24, 1977 Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne Coliseum
January 25, 1977 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center
January 27, 1977 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Hall
January 28, 1977
January 29, 1977
February 1, 1977 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Auditorium
February 2, 1977
February 3, 1977 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
February 4, 1977 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum
February 6, 1977 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center
February 8, 1977 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
February 9, 1977 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena Head East
February 10, 1977 Waterloo, Iowa McElroy Auditorium The Dictators
February 12, 1977 Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Civic Center
February 16, 1977 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center Sammy Hagar
February 18, 1977 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
February 21, 1977 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 26, 1977 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center The Dictators
February 27, 1977 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
March 1, 1977 Asheville, North Carolina Asheville Civic Center
March 3, 1977 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Arena
March 5, 1977 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena Legs Diamond
March 6, 1977 Columbus, Ohio St. John Arena
March 7, 1977 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
March 24, 1977 Osaka Japan Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan Bow Wow
March 25, 1977
March 26, 1977 Kyoto Kyoto Kaikan
March 28, 1977 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
March 29, 1977 Osaka Osaka Festival Hall
March 30, 1977 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
April 1, 1977 Tokyo Budokan
April 2, 19771
April 4, 1977
  • ^Note 1 Kiss performed two shows on this day, one at 3pm and one at 7pm.
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