Crazy Nights World Tour

The Crazy Nights World Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Kiss. It began in Jackson, Mississippi, marking the second time that a major recording act had started a tour in that city (Maze being the first). The night before the Jackson show, bassist Gene Simmons played DJ on local rock-and-roll station Z106.[citation needed] White Lion opened during the early dates of the tour. It was the first time Kiss toured Japan since the Alive II Tour in 1978. The tour marked Eric Carr's first and only trip to Japan. Kiss also co-headlined the Monsters of Rock festival with Iron Maiden. The Canadian band Helix opened for them in Detroit, as Ted Nugent had played his annual "New Year's Eve Whiplash Bash", headlining at Cobo. The thrash metal group Anthrax opened for Kiss at the Thomas & Mack show in Las Vegas and at the Pacific Amphitheatre show in Costa Mesa. The show was notable in that it didn't feature much of the pyrotechnics or other stage effects the band is known for, the exception being Gene Simmons fire breathing.

Crazy Nights World Tour
Tour by Kiss
Crazy Nights World Tour Picture.jpg
Associated albumCrazy Nights
Start dateNovember 13, 1987
End dateOctober 4, 1988
No. of shows129 played, 2 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology

In the tour program for the band's final tour, Stanley reflected on the tour:

My only concern on stage is me and the audience. It doesn't take a lot of prodding or a lot of reaction from an audience to remind me, if I ever need it, of why I'm there and what my responsibility is. When someone pays to see you, they're not paying for a glimpse of what's going on in your personal life or what's going on with your health, if you can't deliver the goods, you have every business to cancel the show. There is no excuse for showing up and making excuses. If you want to make excuses at a show you should also be giving back money.[1]


  1. "Love Gun"
  2. "Cold Gin"
  3. "Bang Bang You"
  4. "Fits Like a Glove"
  5. "No, No, No"
  6. Guitar Solo/drum solo
  7. "Crazy Crazy Nights"
  8. "Reason to Live"
  9. "Heaven's On Fire"
  10. "War Machine"
  11. Bass Solo
  12. "I Love It Loud"
  13. "Lick It Up"
  14. "Rock and Roll All Nite"


  1. "Detroit Rock City"

"When Your Walls Come Down" was also performed at least once, "Tears Are Falling", "Deuce", "Firehouse", "Hell or High Water", "Calling Dr. Love", "Black Diamond", "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Shout It Out Loud", "Strutter" and "Creatures Of The Night" were also performed at different points in the tour.

Secret London ShowEdit

On August 16, 1988, the band played a secret show at the Marquee Club in London.

  1. Deuce
  2. Love Gun
  3. Fits Like a Glove
  4. Heaven's on Fire
  5. Cold Gin
  6. Black Diamond
  7. Bang Bang You
  8. Guitar Solo
  9. No No No
  10. Firehouse
  11. Crazy Crazy Nights
  12. Calling Dr. Love
  13. Drum Solo
  14. War Machine
  15. Reason to Live
  16. Tears are Falling
  17. Bass Solo
  18. I Love It Loud
  19. Strutter
  20. Shout It Out Loud
  21. Lick It Up
  22. Rock and Roll All Nite


23. Detroit Rock City

Monsters of Rock setlistEdit

  1. Deuce
  2. Love Gun
  3. Fits Like a Glove
  4. Heaven's on Fire
  5. Cold Gin
  6. Black Diamond
  7. No No No
  8. Firehouse
  9. Crazy Crazy Nights
  10. Calling Dr. Love
  11. Tears are Falling
  12. I Love It Loud
  13. Strutter
  14. Shout It Out Loud
  15. Lick It Up
  16. Rock and Roll All Nite
  17. Detroit Rock City

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s)
North America
November 13, 1987 Jackson, Mississippi United States Mississippi Coliseum White Lion
November 14, 1987 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center
November 15, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
November 17, 1987 Lake Charles, Louisiana Lake Charles Civic Center
November 18, 1987 Corpus Christi, Texas Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
November 20, 1987 Belton, Texas Bell County Expo Center
November 21, 1987 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
November 22, 1987 Valley Center, Kansas Britt Brown Arena
November 24, 1987 Tulsa, Oklahoma Expo Square Pavilion
November 25, 1987 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
November 26, 1987 Topeka, Kansas Landon Arena
November 27, 1987 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
November 28, 1987 Davenport, Iowa Palmer Auditorium
December 1, 1987 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
December 2, 1987 Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Civic Center
December 4, 1987 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
December 6, 1987 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
December 7, 1987 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
December 9, 1987 Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Civic Center Ted Nugent
December 10, 1987 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
December 11, 1987 Glens Falls, New York United States Glens Falls Civic Center
December 12, 1987 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
December 13, 1987 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
December 18, 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
December 19, 1987 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
December 20, 1987 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
December 26, 1987 Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
December 27, 1987 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
December 29, 1987 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
December 30, 1987 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
December 31, 1987 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena Chastain
January 1, 1988 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center Ted Nugent
January 2, 1988 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
January 5, 1988 Marquette, Michigan Lakeview Arena
January 6, 1988 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
January 7, 1988 Milwaukee, Wisconsin MECCA Arena
January 8, 1988 Chicago, Illinois UIC Pavilion
January 9, 1988 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
January 11, 1988 Muskegon, Michigan L. C. Walker Arena
January 12, 1988 Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw Civic Center
January 13, 1988 Columbus, Ohio Battelle Hall
January 15, 1988 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
January 16, 1988 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena
January 17, 1988 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Arena Helix
January 18, 1988 Huntington, West Virginia Huntington Civic Center Ted Nugent
January 20, 1988 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope
January 22, 1988 Utica, New York Utica Memorial Auditorium
January 23, 1988 Johnstown, Pennsylvania Cambria County War Memorial Arena
January 24, 1988 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
January 26, 1988 Poughkeepsie, New York Mid-Hudson Civic Center
January 27, 1988 Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum in Worcester
January 28, 1988 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
January 29, 1988 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
January 30, 1988 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
February 1, 1988 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
February 3, 1988 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium
February 4, 1988 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center
February 5, 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
February 6, 1988 Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Memorial Arena
February 7, 1988 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
February 9, 1988 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
February 10, 1988 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni Coliseum
February 12, 1988 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
February 13, 1988 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Center
February 14, 1988 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
February 15, 1988 Columbus, Georgia Columbus Municipal Auditorium
February 16, 1988 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
February 18, 1988 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center
February 19, 1988 Dubuque, Iowa Five Flags Center
February 20, 1988 Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
February 21, 1988 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
February 23, 1988 New Orleans, Louisiana Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
February 24, 1988 Houston, Texas The Summit
February 25, 1988 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
February 26, 1988 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
February 27, 1988 Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Convention Center
March 1, 1988 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum Anthrax
March 2, 1988 Merrillville, Indiana Holiday Star Theatre
March 3, 1988 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
March 5, 1988 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Winnipeg Arena
March 8, 1988 Edmonton, Alberta Northlands Coliseum
March 9, 1988 Calgary, Alberta Olympic Saddledome
March 11, 1988 Vancouver, British Columbia Pacific Coliseum
March 13, 1988 Medford, Oregon United States Jackson County Expo Hall
March 14, 1988 Portland, Oregon Portland Memorial Coliseum
March 15, 1988 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
March 17, 1988 Seattle, Washington Seattle Center Coliseum
March 19, 1988 Rapid City, South Dakota Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
March 20, 1988 Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center
March 21, 1988 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
March 23, 1988 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
March 25, 1988 Chandler, Arizona Compton Terrace
March 26, 1988 Costa Mesa, California Pacific Amphitheatre
March 28, 1988 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
March 30, 1988 San Francisco, California Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 1, 1988 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
April 2, 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
April 16, 1988 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall No Opening Act
April 18, 1988 Osaka Osaka Festival Hall
April 21, 1988 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
April 22, 1988
April 24, 1988 Yoyogi National Gymnasium
North America
July 4, 1988 Swanzey, New Hampshire United States Cheshire Fairgrounds Dirty Looks, Balaam and the Angel, Mantis
August 12, 1988 New York City, New York The Ritz Dirty Looks
August 13, 1988
August 16, 1988 London England Marquee Club No Opening Act
August 20, 1988 Donington Donington Park Iron Maiden (headliner), David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Helloween, Guns N' Roses
August 27, 1988 Schweinfurt Germany Mainweisen Iron Maiden (headliner), David Lee Roth, Great White, Anthrax, Testament, Treat
August 28, 1988 Bochum Ruhrstadion Iron Maiden (headliner), David Lee Roth, Great White, Anthrax, Testament
August 30, 1988 Reykjavík Iceland Reiðhöllin Foringjamir
September 2, 1988 Budapest Hungary Kisstadion Edda
September 4, 1988 Tilburg Netherlands Willem II Stadion Iron Maiden (headliner), David Lee Roth, Great White, Anthrax, Helloween
September 10, 1988 Modena Italy Festa de l'Unità Iron Maiden (headliner), Anthrax, Helloween, Kings of the Sun, Royal Air Force
September 13, 1988 Paris France Zénith de Paris Kings of the Sun
September 15, 1988 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
September 16, 1988 Gothenburg Sweden Frölundaborg
September 17, 1988 Stockholm Johanneshovs Isstadion
September 19, 1988 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
September 21, 1988 Lillestrøm Norway Skedsmohallen
September 24, 1988 London England Wembley Arena
September 25, 1988
September 26, 1988 Birmingham NEC Arena
September 27, 1988
September 28, 1988 Bradford St. George's Hall
September 29, 1988 Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle City Hall
October 1, 1988 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
October 2, 1988
October 4, 1988 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall


  1. ^ (2019). End of the Road World Tour Program, p. 23.


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