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1975 - '76: Alive! Tour

Start Date: September 10, 1975

End Date: March 28, 1976

Shows: 87 

Countries: Canada, USA 

Headlining Acts: Black Sabbath

Opening Acts: .38 Special, Albatross, Artful Dodger, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Back Street Crawler, Black Sheep, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Booga Booga, Boz Scaggs, Brownsville Station, Diamond Reo, The Dixie Dregs, Double Yellow Line, Electromagnets, Fallen Angels, Gary Wright, Hammerhead, Harvest, Hot Lucy, Hydra, James Montgomery Band, Lakeland String Quartet, The Leslie West Band, Little Feat, Montrose, Mott, Mountain Smoke, Point Blank, REO Speedwagon, Rockets, Rory Gallagher, Rush, Savoy Brown, Slade, Styx, Target, Thee Image.

Average Attendance: 7,292

Line Up: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss


Just in one year KISS had become a headlining act, just a year ago they opened up for bands they were now headlining!Casablanca took a huge risk with releasing a double live album but it was a last grab at keeping the label from going bankrupt. But it was the right gamble and the album would sell in the millions and eventually sold over Platinum level, even though the RIAA never recognized it.
 
KISS made a now legendary visit to Cadillac, Michigan to perform at Cadillac High, they received the key to the city from the members of Cadillac's political establishment in full KISS makeup! Even the police and people at the local McDonald's were donning the KISS makeup!
 

 
    1976 saw the first KISS tour book coming alive!'in Concert 76'  debuted at the Cobo Arena, January 25th show.

 
 
  
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  Special Shows / Happenings:
 
-  Cadillac, MI, October 6  1975 -
 KISS visits Cadillac, Michigan than eventually would turn in a legendary moment in KISStory!
 
-  Terre Haute, IN, November 21, 1975 -
The official date of when the KISS army was born! The KISS members got a escort from the U.S Army via jeep from the airport to the WVTS radio station!

 
 
 
 
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
This was the first time ever that KISS sold out a arena in their hometown. Casablanca gave the band extra money to improve the production of the show. They touched up the speaker cabinets on the stage back line and on hundred of balloons for the show's finale.
 
- Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, January 26, 1975-
KISS's triumphant return to Cobo Hall, They sold out the arena for both shows and kept selling out shows after Alive! became Gold and the venues were packed!
 
- Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, March 11, 1976 -
Shout It Out Loud  was performed making it the first show where material from Destroyer  appeared in the set-list. The song was released as a single on March 1.
 
KISS at Cadillac, Michigan with everybody in KISS makeup!
 
 
Stage props: 

- Fire engine lights
- Hydraulic Drum riser
- Blood spitting
- Fire breathing
- 7 candles candelabra
- 164 Light bulb Logo
- Smoking guitar
- Firehouse fire helmet
- Flamethrowers
- Smoke
- Bombs
- Disco balls
- Paul smashing guitar
- Confetti storm
 


 


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