End Date: October 1, 1976
Countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A, West Germany.
Opening Acts: .38 Special, Artful Dodger, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Brownsville Station, Earth Quake, Ethos, Finch, Hammersmith, Hoa Bihn, J. Geils Band, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Kansas, Montrose, Moon Pie, Point Blank, Scorpions, Starz, Stray, Ted Nugent, UFO.
Average Attendance: 11,073 (Does not include 5/4/76 gig or European tour.)
Line Up: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss
After the tour was done KISS embarked on a promotional TV appearance that made the KISS Army even bigger! Their legendary TV appearance at the 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special!
A model of the original Destroyer stage made by the designer, Mark Ravitz.
Many props were designed for the Destroyer stage that were eventually dropped:
- God Of Thunder Machine - A giant Tesla Coil that was just to heavy to set up every day and it worked only half of the time.
- The Tentacle Tree - A twisted parody of a tree. Placed upon a rotating platform on the stage right (left on picture) and supposedly was designed to spin around at great velocity, the whip like branches whirring into a blur. Never used but seen on pictures.
- Giant Red Stake - A giant red stake that resembled a blood soaked Washington Monument. The stake was supposedly to rise up behind Gene's Gothic 'tower' just before his bass solo...
- Foam Rubber in front of Amps - They had foam rubber pieces representing buildings attached in front of the amps that would crumble just before the encores. It took the road crew hours to set it up and they had to clean the mess up quickly when the band came back for the encores. It eventually dropped quick.
- Crashing Car - At the end of Detroit Rock City they wanted a real car to crash the stage that was hoisted high above the floor, this was scrapped because it was to dangerous for the band and the audience.
The Spirit Of '76 tour saw the second KISS tour-book come alive!
- Fire engine lights
- Hydraulic drum riser
- Blood spitting
- Fire breathing
- KISS Logo
- Smoking & burning guitar
- Firehouse fire helmet
- Stair cases
- Disco balls
- Confetti storm
- Giant KISS Army banners
- Destroyer themed stage
- 2 cat statues on drum riser
- Huge cat drum riser curtain
- Paul smashing guitar