End Date: Oct, 3, 1988
Countries: Canada, Denmark, England, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, USA, West Germany
Headlining Acts: David Lee Roth, Iron Maiden.
Opening Acts: Anthrax, Balaam & the Angel, Chastain, David Lee Roth, Dirty Looks, Edda, Forigjarnir, Great White, Guns N' Roses, Helix, Helloween, Kings Of The Sun, Mantis, Megadeth, Royal Air Force, Ted Nugent, Testament, Treat, White Lion
Average Attendance: 5,691
Line Up: Line Up: Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, Gene Simmons,Eric Carr
For Crazy Nights KISS went into a different direction and a more popular on as well, introducing the keyboard.... Allot of artists used it at this point in the 80's and it seemed a good choice, seeing Crazy Crazy Nights became KISS's biggest charting song in the UK ever.
On-stage during ''Reason To Live'' Bruce played a keyboard but in the back there was another keyboard player! Gary Corbett was backstage 'enhancing' the keyboard sound. Corbett became the hidden but unofficial fifth member.
The stage was almost the same as the Asylum tour stage, only this time the giant KISS logo had neon lights installed between the lamps for extra effects. Eric's drum kit was surrounded by a giant tilted metallic semi circle. When KISS left for Japan they did not bring along their big stage, they only had allot of amps (still left over from the Asylum tour) and lights, they also used allot more pyrotechnics compared to the US leg of the tour, who barely had any at all! When KISS toured Europe they also barely even used pyrotechnics, for the second European leg no pyro effects at all! They did made this up with fireworks at the end of the show.
A good look at the stage when it was used for the Crazy Crazy Nights music video
A look at the European stage, overflowing with amplifiers from the Asylum tour.
The band opened the shows with ''Love Gun'', a song until back than never used as a opener, audience numbers dropped by 500 people vs the Asylum tour, some concert goers called it the worst KISS tour ever, the band also included allot of Crazy Nights material that did not transfer well live and with the audience, they added some vintage songs like Deuce and Strutter. Seeing the response of the audience this let to more old songs being added to the set list for the next tour. (The Japanese KISS Army club fans also could send in requests through mail!)
Gary Corbett, KISS's unofficial fifth member during the Crazy Nights Tour, here at the Monsters of Rock festival show at Schweinfurt, West Germany, sometimes camera crews were not aware they were not allowed to film Corbett, so to the displeasure of Gene and Paul, Gary was in the spotlight. Corbett also joined Paul's solo tour band in 1989 and eventually got a bigger role during the Hot In The Shade tour as the voice of "Leon The Sphinx" during God Of Thunder.
Prior to "Detroit Rock City" The band and the crowd sang Happy Birthday to Bruce who turned 34!
KISS performs in Iceland for the first and last time
- Gene fire breathing
- Enormous KISS Logo
- Pre-show 'hum'
- Gene's rocket shooting bass
- Paul smashing guitar
- Rows of amplifiers