Unmasked Tour

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Unmasked Tour
Tour by Kiss
Unmasked Düsseldorf Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, September 12, 1980
Associated album Unmasked
Start date July 25, 1980
End date December 3, 1980
No. of shows 42
Kiss concert chronology

The Unmasked Tour was a 1980 concert tour by the hard rock group Kiss. It was the first tour not to feature original drummer Peter Criss, and the touring debut of his replacement Eric Carr. The Unmasked tour was the first time that Kiss only played in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, with only one show played in the United States, at the Palladium Theatre in New York. "Cold Gin" returned to the set for the first time since the Rock & Roll Over Tour, "You're All That I Want" was performed briefly, but was quickly dropped. "Strutter", which had not been performed live since the Destroyer Tour, returned to the set as well. Iron Maiden were the opening act for the European leg of the tour [1][2] British heavy rock band Girl supported Kiss at Stafford, Bingley Hall. The stage show and costumes, with the exception of Carr and Stanley, were holdovers from the Dynasty Tour.

This would be the last tour that Ace Frehley would perform with Kiss until the 1996 reunion tour.

Tour Setlist[edit]

  1. "Detroit Rock City"
  2. "Cold Gin"
  3. "Strutter"
  4. "Calling Dr. Love"
  5. "Is That You?"
  6. "Firehouse"
  7. "Talk to Me"
  8. "Shandi"
  9. "2,000 Man"
  10. "I Was Made for Lovin' You
  11. "New York Groove"
  12. "Love Gun"
  13. "God of Thunder"
  14. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  15. "Shout It Out Loud"
  16. "King of the Night Time World"
  17. "Black Diamond"

•"You're All That I Want" was played occasionally during the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
Warm Up Show
July 25, 1980 New York City, New York United States The Palladium The Rockats
August 29, 1980 Rome Italy Castel Sant'Angelo Iron Maiden
August 31, 1980 Genova Palasport di Genova
September 2, 1980 Milan Velodromo Vigorelli
September 5, 1980 Stafford England Bingley Hall Girl
September 6, 1980 Queensferry Deeside Leisure Centre
September 8, 1980 London Wembley Arena
September 9, 1980 No Opening Act
September 11, 1980 Nuremberg Germany Messehalle Iron Maiden
September 12, 1980 Düsseldorf Philips Halle
September 13, 1980 Frankfurt Rebstock-Gelände
September 15, 1980 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
September 17, 1980 Stuttgart Messehalle
September 18, 1980 Munich Olympiahalle
September 20, 1980 Kassel Eissporthalle
September 21, 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
September 23, 1980 Avignon France Parc des Expositions de Châteaublanc
September 24, 1980 Lyon Palais Des Sports
September 27, 1980 Paris Hippodrome de Pantin
September 28, 1980 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
September 30, 1980 Köln Germany Köln Sporthalle
October 1, 1980 Bremen Stadthalle Bremen
October 2, 1980 Hannover Niedersachsenhalle
October 4, 1980 Hamburg Ernst-Merck-Halle
October 5, 1980 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
October 6, 1980 Karlsruhe Germany Schwarzwaldhalle
October 9, 1980 Stockholm Sweden Eriksdalshallen
October 10, 1980 Gothenburg Scandinavium
October 11, 1980 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall
October 13, 1980 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
Australia/New Zealand
November 8, 1980 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre Eyes
November 9, 1980
November 10, 1980
November 11, 1980
November 15, 1980 Melbourne Waverley Park
November 18, 1980 Adelaide Adelaide Oval
November 21, 1980 Sydney Sydney Showground
November 22, 1980
November 25, 1980 Brisbane Lang Park
November 30, 1980 Wellington New Zealand Athletic Park Techtones
December 3, 1980 Auckland Western Springs Stadium