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


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  2. ^ "Iron Maiden: Maiden Voyage". Guitar World. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ http://kissfansite.yuku.com/topic/14357#.UH2TH4YRB2Y
  4. ^ http://www.kissfanshop.de/Tourdates/TourdatesUnmasked.htm
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Alive-Forever-Complete-Touring/dp/0823083225#reader_0823083225
  6. ^ http://www.kissfaq.com/tourdates/1980/1980.html