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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, 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 [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.

Unmasked Tour
Tour by Kiss
Unmasked Düsseldorf Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, September 12, 1980
Associated albumUnmasked
Start dateJuly 25, 1980
End dateDecember 3, 1980
No. of shows42
Kiss concert chronology

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

Contents

Tour SetlistEdit

  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.


InformationEdit

  • Average Attendance (16,500)

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
Warm Up Show
July 25, 1980 New York City, New York United States The Palladium The Rockats
Europe
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 (Neunkirchem am Brand) West Germany Hemmerleinhalle 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
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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.kissfaq.com/KissFAQ-wiki/index.php?title=Kiss_Tourdates_-_1980
  2. ^ "Iron Maiden: Maiden Voyage". Guitar World. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  3. ^ "KISS in Australia/New Zealand 1980". KISS Fan Site. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "KISS TOURDATES Unmaskd 1980". www.kissfanshop.de. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ results, search; Suhs, Jess (1 September 2002). "Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History". Billboard Books. Retrieved 19 April 2018 – via Amazon.
  6. ^ http://www.kissfaq.com/tourdates/1980/1980.html