|Tour by Kiss|
|Start date||July 25, 1980|
|End date||December 3, 1980|
|No. of shows||42|
|Kiss concert chronology|
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, and featured Ace Frehley on lead vocals, rather than Simmons who had sung the song on all previous tours on which it was performed. "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. British heavy rock band Girl supported Kiss at Stafford, Bingley Hall. During an autograph session from the band while on tour in West Germany, more than 2,000 fans in Frankfurt ended up causing severe traffic jams. The West Germany concerts would bring in a total of 100,000 fans. 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.
In the tour program for the band's final tour, Stanley reflected on the tour:
Playing Australia in 1980 was amazing. We were big beyond any comprehension. When we were first told that we were huge in Australia I really didn't have any idea what that meant until we went there. When people were saying you're as big as The Beatles were that's kind of hard to comprehend until you get off a plane and there's thousands of people at an airport and there's thousands of people camping outside your hotel and we couldn't leave the hotels. "Shandi" had already been a hit there. We were the front headline of the papers for virtually three or four weeks. It reached the point where I was asking that we not have any more parties because literally every night the promoter threw a party for us.
Roman Kozak, a reviewer from the magazine Billboard gave the performance a positive review. He opened his review, noting of the lineup changes with the introduction of the new drummer Eric Carr. Regarding the show, he acknowledged the performance as the typical Kiss show, but noted that the band were performing on a smaller stage than usual, with the performance being basically the same, with the inclusion of loud musical energy, special effects and lighting. He cited the change in the band's sound being more "melodic" and "pop-side", but still gave the fans the hard rock and heavy metal they wanted, taking note that the song "Talk to Me" was well-received by the audience.
- "Detroit Rock City"
- "Cold Gin"
- "Calling Dr. Love"
- "Talk to Me"
- "Is That You?"
- "2,000 Man"
- "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
- "New York Groove"
- "Love Gun"
- "God of Thunder"
- "Rock and Roll All Nite"
- "You're All That I Want" was played until Nuremberg show.
- "Shandi" was added as the fourth song in Oceania.
|July 25, 1980||New York City||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||United Kingdom||Bingley Hall||Girl|
|September 6, 1980||Queensferry||Deeside Leisure Centre|
|September 8, 1980||London||Wembley Arena|
|September 9, 1980||—|
|September 11, 1980||Nuremberg||West Germany||Messezentrum Nuremberg||Iron Maiden|
|September 12, 1980||Düsseldorf||Philips Halle|
|September 13, 1980||Frankfurt||Rebstock-Gelände|
|September 15, 1980||Dortmund||Westfalenhalle|
|September 17, 1980||Sindelfingen||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 de Gerland|
|September 27, 1980||Paris||Hippodrome de Pantin|
|September 28, 1980||Basel||Switzerland||St. Jakobshalle|
|September 30, 1980||Köln||West 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||West Germany||Schwarzwaldhalle|
|October 9, 1980||Stockholm||Sweden||Eriksdalshallen|
|October 10, 1980||Gothenburg||Scandinavium|
|October 11, 1980||Copenhagen||Denmark||Brøndbyhallen|
|October 13, 1980||Drammen||Norway||Drammenshallen|
|November 8, 1980||Perth||Australia||Perth Entertainment Centre||The Eyes|
|November 9, 1980|
|November 10, 1980|
|November 11, 1980|
|November 15, 1980||Melbourne||VFL 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|
|May 19, 1980||Oslo||Norway||Ekeberghallen||Extended time needed to find replacement for Peter Criss|
|May 21, 1980||Copenhagen||Denmark||Brøndbyhallen|
|May 23, 1980||Stockholm||Sweden||Eriksdalshallen|
|May 24, 1980||Gothenburg||Scandinavium|
|May 27, 1980||Munich||West Germany||Olympiahalle|
|May 28, 1980||Zwolle||Netherlands||IJsselhallen|
|May 30, 1980||Rotterdam||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|May 31, 1980||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|June 3, 1980||Saarbrücken||West Germany||Saarlandhalle|
|June 4, 1980||Paris||France||Pavillon de Paris|
|June 5, 1980||Lyon||Palais des Sports de Gerland|
|June 7, 1980||Avignon||Parc des Expositions de Châteaublanc|
|June 8, 1980||Fréjus||Arènes de Fréjus|
|June 10, 1980||Barcelona||Spain||Palau dels Esports de Barcelona|
|June 11, 1980||Madrid||Pabellón de la Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid|
|June 14, 1980||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|June 15, 1980||Sindelfingen||West Germany||Messehalle|
|June 16, 1980||Frankfurt||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|June 18, 1980||Eppelheim||Rhein-Neckar-Halle|
|June 20, 1980||Köln||Köln Sporthalle|
|June 21, 1980||Dortmund||Westfalenhalle|
|June 22, 1980||Bremen||Stadthalle Bremen|
|June 23, 1980||Hamburg||Ernst-Merck-Halle|
|June 25, 1980||Brighton||United Kingdom||Brighton Centre|
|June 27, 1980||London||Wembley Arena|
|June 28, 1980|
|July 1, 1980||Stafford||Bingley Hall|
|July 3, 1980||Edinburgh||Royal Highland Showground|
|August 9, 1980||Mexico City||Mexico||Unknown Venue||Promoter couldn't obtain the necessary permits|
|August 10, 1980|
|August 11, 1980|
|August 12, 1980||Guadalajara|
|August 14, 1980||Monterrey|
|August 24, 1980||Cascais||Portugal||Pavilhão de Cascais||—|
|August 25, 1980|
|August 30, 1980||Perugia||Italy||Stadio Renato Curi|
|August 31, 1980||Bologna||Stadio Renato Dall'Ara|
|September 26, 1980||Lille||France||Lille Grand Palais||Low ticket sales|
|October 16, 1980||Paris||Hippodrome de Pantin||—|
|October 20, 1980||Tokyo||Japan||Nippon Budokan|
|October 21, 1980|
|October 24, 1980|
|October 27, 1980||Kyoto||—|
|October 28, 1980||Nagoya|
|October 29, 1980||Osaka|
|October 30, 1980|
- Lewis, Barbara (August 30, 1980). "Amy Holland's connection with Doobies". Fredericksburg: The Free Lance-Star. p. 31. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
- Lewis, Barbara (December 27, 1980). "Pop scene". Fredericksburg: The Free Lance-Star. p. 20. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
Kiss has been on tour in Australia playing to crowds of 20,000 and more at giant soccer stadiums.
- Brown, Carol (August 1, 1980). "Kiss showcase fills the Palladium". The Day. New York. p. 16. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
- "Iron Maiden: Maiden Voyage". Guitar World. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
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- Gooch, Curt; Suhs, Jeff (2002). Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History. New York: Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-8322-5.