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|Tour by Kiss|
|Start date||June 15, 1979|
|End date||December 16, 1979|
|No. of shows||82 played, 8 cancelled|
|Kiss concert chronology|
The Dynasty Tour, also known as "The Return of Kiss", was the first tour to feature the famous flying stunt by Gene Simmons. This was also the first tour to feature Ace Frehley's "lighted guitar" and his rocket-shooting guitar, where after his smoke-spewing guitar solo, the still-smoking guitar would float up. As it was floating upward, he would appear with another guitar, aim the neck at the floating guitar, shoot the rockets, and blow it up. A trick was designed for Paul Stanley that involved him putting on a headset and shooting a laser out of his left eye to mock the effect seen in Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park the year before. After several runthroughs, both Stanley and manager Bill Aucoin nixed the idea, citing the danger involved.
The tour, dubbed "The Return Of Kiss", also saw a decline in audience. Additional dates at the Pontiac Silverdome were cancelled. Reviews and recordings have confirmed the tour was also of poor musical quality. This was the last tour with Peter Criss on drums until 1996. He would later admit he would intentionally stop playing during shows just to upset the rest of the band.
This tour is also famous for being the only tour to feature songs from all four members solo albums. Simmons performed "Radioactive", Criss performed "Tossin' and Turnin'", Frehley performed "New York Groove", and Stanley performed "Move On". Simmons' and Criss' songs were replaced with more familiar songs early in the tour. Criss' song "Dirty Livin" was reportedly rehearsed, but never performed.
Frehley stated in various interviews that Kiss was becoming a youth-oriented band. It was because kids were showing up dressed in costume and make-up for their shows along with their parents. As a result, many teenage fans felt alienated and were turned off by the band.
- "King of the Night Time World"
- "Let Me Go Rock 'n' Roll"
- "Move On"
- "Calling Dr. Love"
- "New York Groove" (lighted guitar)
- "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
- "Love Gun"
- "2,000 Man" (Ace Frehley Guitar-Solo, smoking guitar, flying guitar, rocket shooting guitar)
- "Christine Sixteen"
- "God of Thunder" (Gene Simmons Bass-Solo, Bloodspitting and Flying-Stunt, Peter Criss Drum-Solo)
- "Shout It Out Loud"
- "Black Diamond"
- "Detroit Rock City"
- "Rock and Roll All Nite"
- Average Attendance (10,600)
|June 14, 1979||Lakeland, Florida||Lakeland Civic Center||More rehearsal time|
|June 20, 1979||Savannah, Georgia||Savannah Civic Center||Low ticket sales|
|July 1, 1979||Atlanta, Georgia||The Omni||Low ticket sales|
|July 14, 1979||Pontiac, Michigan||Pontiac Silverdome||Temp Hold Date|
|July 22, 1979||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh Civic Arena||Low ticket sales|
|July 27, 1979||New York City||Madison Square Garden||Temp Hold Date / rerouting of tour|
|July 28, 1979|
|September 29, 1979||Bloomington, Minnesota||Metropolitan Sports Center||Low ticket sales|
|November 23, 1979||Portland, Oregon||Portland Memorial Coliseum||Fire marshall refused to issue a permit|