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Alive 35 World Tour

The Kiss Alive/35 World Tour was a concert tour by Kiss to celebrate Kiss's 35th anniversary. It was the band's first major tour since the Rock the Nation World Tour in 2004. On the tour, Kiss played in New Zealand for the first time since the Alive/Worldwide Tour in 1997, as well as performing in Europe for the first time since the Psycho Circus World Tour in 1998–1999. Kiss wore Destroyer-themed costumes for the tour, and on the European leg the majority of the songs played were on Alive!. The tour was highly successful and proved to be Kiss's biggest tour of Europe. This tour marked the first time Kiss visited Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Russia, Luxembourg, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

Alive 35 World Tour
Tour by Kiss
Alive35 logo b.jpg
Associated albumSonic Boom (only for dates September 25 – December 13, 2009)
Start dateMarch 16, 2008
End dateDecember 13, 2009
No. of shows103, 1 cancelled, 1 postponed
Kiss concert chronology

Three legs and 38 shows were announced. Kiss headlined the Download [1], Graspop Metal Meeting and Arrow Rock [2] festivals in Europe as part of the tour.

The tour began on March 16 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. The European leg started on May 9 in the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The Latin America leg started on April 3 in Chile. The tour ended on December 13, 2009 in Pittsburgh after the December 15, 2009 concert in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was postponed until summer 2010 due to inclement weather.[1] The tour went on to gross $30,500,000 and play to over 385,000 fans in sold-out arenas from October to December 2009.[2] Gene Simmons stated that part of the tour's success could be attributed to the success of his hit television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.


Song Album Times
List of songs performed on this tour
100,000 Years Kiss 102
"Black Diamond" 102
"Deuce" 102
"Strutter" 92
"Cold Gin" 82
"Nothin’ to Lose" 55
"Firehouse" 8
"Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll" Hotter Than Hell 100
"Hotter Than Hell" 98
"Parasite" 95
"Got to Choose" 65
"Watchin’ You" 30
"Rock and Roll All Nite" Dressed to Kill 102
"She" 74
"C'mon and Love Me" 66
"Rock Bottom" 3
"Detroit Rock City" Destroyer 102
"Shout It Out Loud" 100
"King of the Night Time World" 6
"God of Thunder" 5
"Do You Love Me?" 2
"Calling Dr. Love" Rock and Roll Over 37
"Love Gun" Love Gun 101
"Shock Me" 37
"I Stole Your Love" 6
"I Was Made for Lovin’ You" Dynasty 52
"Shandi" Unmasked 4
"I Love It Loud" Creatures of the Night 101
"Lick It Up" Lick It Up 102
"Forever" Hot in the Shade 2
"Modern Day Delilah" Sonic Boom 47
"Say Yeah" 25

Australia/New Zealand leg setlistEdit

  1. "Deuce"
  2. "Shout It Out Loud"
  3. "C'mon and Love Me"
  4. "Lick It Up"
  5. "I Love It Loud"
  6. "Calling Dr. Love"
  7. "Shock Me" (Tommy Thayer on lead vocals with guitar solo)
  8. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  9. "Firehouse" (Gene Simmons firebreathing)
  10. "100,000 Years" (Eric Singer drum solo)
  11. "God of Thunder" (Gene Simmons bass solo, blood spitting beforehand)
  12. "Black Diamond" (Eric Singer lead vocals)
  13. "Love Gun" (Paul Stanley flies out to the audience)
  14. "Detroit Rock City"
  15. "Shandi" (acoustic version, performed only by Paul Stanley.)
  16. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  17. "Rock and Roll All Nite"

European/North American/South American setlistEdit

Kiss at the Stockholms Stadion in Stockholm, Sweden May 30, 2008
Kiss at the Verona Arena in Verona, Italy May 13, 2008
  1. "Deuce"
  2. "Strutter"
  3. "Got to Choose"
  4. "Hotter Than Hell"
  5. "Nothin' to Lose"
  6. "C'mon and Love Me"
  7. "Parasite"
  8. "She" (Tommy Thayer guitar solo)
  9. "100,000 Years" (Eric Singer drum solo)
  10. "Cold Gin"
  11. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  12. "Black Diamond"
  13. "Rock and Roll All Nite"


  1. "Shout It Out Loud"
  2. "Lick It Up"
  3. "I Love It Loud" (Gene Simmons bass solo)
  4. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  5. "Love Gun" (Paul Stanley flies out to audience)
  6. "Detroit Rock City"
  • "Firehouse" and "Rock Bottom" only played in Oberhausen (at the first show, May 9), Munich and Vienna
  • "Watchin' You" only played in Oberhausen (at the first show, May 9), Munich, Vienna and South American shows
  • "Cold Gin" not played in Konocti Harbor
  • I Was Made For Lovin' You" not played at Konocti Harbor and Paso Robles
  • I Love It Loud" replaced by "God of Thunder" (with Gene Simmons solo) in Athens
  • "Forever" only played in Colombia
  • "Love Gun" not played in Rio de Janeiro

Sonic Boom Tour setlistEdit

Buckcherry was the opening act.

  • "Deuce"
  • "Strutter"
  • "Let Me Go, Rock n' Roll"
  • "Got To Choose"
  • "Modern Day Delilah"
  • "Hotter Than Hell" (Gene Simmons fire breathing)
  • "Nothing To Lose"
  • "Calling Dr. Love" (played from 10/17 onward)
  • "Shock Me" (played from 10/17 onward)
  • "C'mon & Love Me"
  • "Parasite"
  • "She"
  • Tommy Thayer guitar solo
  • "100,000 Years"
  • Eric Singer drum solo
  • "100,000 Years" (cont.)
  • Gene Simmons bass solo
  • "I Love It Loud"
  • Paul Stanley guitar solo
  • "Black Diamond"
  • "Rock and Roll All Nite"


  1. "Shout It Out Loud"
  2. "Lick It Up"/"Won't Get Fooled Again"
  3. "Cold Gin"
  4. "Love Gun" (Paul Stanley flies out to audience)
  5. "Detroit Rock City"

European tour notesEdit

  • During Tommy Thayer's solo after "She", rockets shot from his guitar neck as Ace Frehley had done previously.
  • Kiss agreed to play double dates in Helsinki after the first show sold out the venue (13000 tickets) in under seven minutes. The extra show was scheduled for the previous day.
  • For several German shows, the Kiss logo on the tour program was censored due to the SS at the end of the word Kiss looking too similar to the Nazi symbol for the Schutzstaffel, which was also two angular S's. The S's were made to look more traditional and less angular.
  • In Bergen and Athens, Paul Stanley didn't fly out over the audience during "Love Gun".
  • In Athens, Gene Simmons performed "God of Thunder" instead of "I Love It Loud" after his solo.
  • In Verona, Kiss received from Music Empire Awards a 35 platinum Award for their career of 35 years.

North American tour notesEdit

  • "Cold Gin", "I Was Made for Lovin' You", and Gene Simmons' bass solo in "I Love It Loud" were not performed at the Konocti Harbor show on August 31 due to wind conditions.
  • In Milwaukee on June 27, 2009, and in Paso Robles, California on July 28, 2009 Paul Stanley talked about Kiss' new album after Hotter Than Hell and he didn't fly over the audience during "Love Gun".
  • In Sarnia on July 10, 2009 on Kiss sets a Bayfest attendance record of over 22,000.
  • At the Bluesfest on July 15, 2009 in Ottawa, Kiss played to over 42,000.
  • In Quebec City on July 16, 2009, Kiss played to a crowd of over 90,000.
  • In Paso Robles on July 28, 2009 and in Montreal on October 1, 2009 Paul Stanley didn't fly over the audience.
  • In Toronto on October 2, 2009, during the opening song "King of the Night Time World" the power went out in the Air Canada Centre, although they did finish the show.
  • In Greenville, South Carolina on October 17, "Shock Me" and "Calling Dr. Love" were played for the first time on the American leg of the tour.
  • In Philadelphia, on October 12, during Gene's bass solo, he spat blood AFTER he flew up onto the platform above. He also brought back the clock bell and the white light that hadn't been used since the Creatures of the Night Tour which adds a more frightening effect to his performance.
  • In Atlanta, on October 26, Kiss performed "Say Yeah" off the Sonic Boom album for the first time ever live.
  • In Winnipeg on November 9, a concussion bomb (explosive) caught fire after "Black Diamond" and continued to burn for several minutes. To kill time, Kiss improvised and Simmons began to play the bassline for "Firehouse": the other members eventually joined in. The song was sung by drummer Eric Singer as the others could not access their mics while the crew dropped down the row of lights to extinguish the flame.
  • On November 25, 2009, the show at the Staples Center was aired online live. The show got over 200,000 viewers.
  • On November 28, 2009 in Las Vegas, Paul Stanley did not fly over the audience during "Love Gun".
  • On December 4, 2009 in Austin, Texas, Kiss did not play "Shout It Out Loud" being the only date they didn't play it.

Regulars of the Alive 35 tour:

  • During the Reunion Tour in 96, Ace Frehley fired rockets into the light truss during his solo. When the rocket reached the lights, there would be an explosion and a piece of the light rigging would fall. It's all part of the act. On this 2009 tour Tommy Thayer has adopted the same effect during his guitar solo.
  • Paul Stanley teasing the crowd with "Stairway to Heaven" became a regular in the Alive 35 Shows.
  • Tommy Thayer's Gibson Explorer was used in all encores of the Alive 35 tour, stating "I've been playing this guitar during our encores as a change of pace from my workhorse Les Pauls".
  • During "Lick It Up" the band broke out "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who with Paul Stanley doing Roger Daltrey's yell.
  • Songs such as "King of the Night time World", "Shock Me", "Cold Gin", "I Stole Your Love", "Strutter", "Calling Dr. Love" and "Nothin' to Lose" were songs that varied throughout the tour.

South American tour notesEdit

  • Paul Stanley teased Buenos Aires', Lima's, Bogotá's and Caracas' audience with fragments of "Guantanamera" and "Cucurrucucú Paloma" (both sung in Spanish) before playing "Rock and Roll All Nite".
  • "Love Gun" was not played at the Rio de Janeiro show due to rain conditions.
  • Paul Stanley salutes the audience with "Yo no hablo muy bien español, pero conozco tus sentimientos y mi corazón es suyo" (I don't speak much Spanish, but I know your feelings and my heart is yours). He used the same phrase in their 1994 and 1997 visits.
  • A day before the performance in Peru, the band were seen sightseeing and learning about the Peruvian culture.
  • In Buenos Aires, Argentina the cable that was rising Simmons failed. Simmons said shortly after, "We put our lives on the line on a nightly basis all for you!", which was met with cheers from the crowd. Simmons also saluted the audience saying "Santiago" instead of "Buenos Aires". You can notice this on the Sonic Boom Bonus DVD.
  • In Bogota, Colombia, the band plays Forever for the first time in more than 5 years.

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Australia/New Zealand
March 16, 2008 Melbourne Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit
March 18, 2008 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 20, 2008 Sydney ACER Arena
March 22, 2008 Wellington New Zealand Rock2Wgtn
May 9, 2008 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
May 11, 2008 Munich Olympiahalle
May 12, 2008 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
May 13, 2008 Verona Italy Arena di Verona
May 16, 2008 Sofia Bulgaria Akademik Stadium
May 18, 2008 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
May 22, 2008 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
May 24, 2008 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy Arena
May 26, 2008 St. Petersburg Ice Palace
May 27, 2008 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
May 28, 2008
May 30, 2008 Stockholm Sweden Stockholms Stadion
May 31, 2008 Oslo Norway Vallhall Arena
June 1, 2008 Bergen Koengen
June 3, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen Forum
June 4, 2008 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
June 6, 2008 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
June 9, 2008 Berlin Germany Berlin Velodrom
June 10, 2008 Mannheim SAP Arena
June 11, 2008 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
June 13, 2008 Castle Donington England Download Festival
June 15, 2008 Nijmegen Netherlands Arrow Rock Festival
June 17, 2008 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 18, 2008 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
June 21, 2008 Bilbao Spain Kobetasonik Festival
June 23, 2008 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 24, 2008 Milan Italy Datchforum
June 26, 2008 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
June 27, 2008 Nuremberg Germany Nuremberg Arena
June 28, 2008 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
North America
August 4, 2008 Sturgis, South Dakota United States Rock'n The Rally
August 29, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada Pearl Concert Theater
August 30, 2008 Lake Tahoe, Nevada Harvey's Outdoor Arena
August 31, 2008 Kelseyville, California Konocti Harbor Amphitheatre
South America
April 3, 2009 Santiago Chile Estadio Municipal de La Florida
April 5, 2009 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
April 7, 2009 São Paulo Brazil Anhembi Convention Center
April 8, 2009 Rio de Janeiro Praça da Apoteose
April 11, 2009 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park
April 14, 2009 Lima Peru National Stadium
April 17, 2009 Caracas Venezuela Hipódromo La Rinconada
North America
June 27, 2009 Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States Milwaukee Summerfest
July 10, 2009 Sarnia, Ontario Canada Sarnia Bayfest
July 11, 2009 Windsor Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
July 13, 2009 Montreal Bell Centre
July 15, 2009 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16, 2009 Quebec City, Quebec Festival d'été de Québec
July 18, 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax Rocks 2009
July 20, 2009 Orillia, Ontario Casino Rama
July 21, 2009
July 28, 2009 Paso Robles, California United States California State Fair
North America
September 25, 2009 Detroit, Michigan United States Cobo Arena
September 26, 2009
September 28, 2009 Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena
September 29, 2009 London, Ontario Canada John Labatt Centre
October 1, 2009 Montreal Bell Centre
October 2, 2009 Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 3, 2009 Uncasville, Connecticut United States Mohegan Sun Arena
October 5, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden
October 7, 2009 Oshawa, Ontario Canada General Motors Centre
October 9, 2009 Uniondale, New York United States Nassau Coliseum
October 10, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 12, 2009 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
October 13, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
October 16, 2009 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
October 17, 2009 Greenville, South Carolina Bi-Lo Center
October 19, 2009 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center
October 21, 2009 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum
October 22, 2009 Fort Lauderdale, Florida BankAtlantic Center
October 24, 2009 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Arena
October 26, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena
October 28, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee Sommet Center
October 29, 2009 Little Rock, Arkansas Verizon Arena
October 31, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana Voodoo Music Experience
November 6, 2009 Chicago United Center
November 7, 2009 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
November 9, 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada MTS Centre
November 10, 2009 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
November 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta Pengrowth Saddledome
November 14, 2009 Vancouver General Motors Place
November 15, 2009 Seattle, Washington United States KeyArena at Seattle Center
November 17, 2009 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden
November 19, 2009 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
November 21, 2009 Fresno, California Save Mart Center
November 22, 2009 Oakland, California Oracle Arena
November 24, 2009 Anaheim, California Honda Center
November 25, 2009 Los Angeles, California Staples Center
November 27, 2009 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
November 28, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada Pearl Concert Theater
December 1, 2009 Glendale, Arizona Arena
December 2, 2009 El Paso, Texas Don Haskins Center
December 4, 2009 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
December 5, 2009 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
December 6, 2009 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
December 8, 2009 Tulsa, Oklahoma BOK Center
December 10, 2009 Kansas City, Missouri Sprint Center
December 11, 2009 Council Bluffs, Iowa Mid-America Center
December 13, 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mellon Arena
  • Top 50 Worldwide Tours 2009: KISS, #33[3]
  • Total Gross: US $36 million
  • Total Attendance: 564,617
  • No. of shows: 59


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  3. ^ "Top 50 Worldwide Tours 2009" (PDF). Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2013.