On this day in 1980, KISS kicked off their Unmasked tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Entertainment Centre.

The band played four nights in Perth before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne. Sydney Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland for a further 10 dates.

It was also the first tour not to feature their original drummer Peter Criss – and the touring debut of his replacement Eric Carr.

It was also the last tour that Ace Frehley would perform with KISS until their 1996 reunion tour.

Check out this news report:

The Setlist
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Cold Gin
  • Strutter
  • Shandi
  • Calling Dr. Love
  • Firehouse
  • Talk to Me
  • Is That You?
  • 2000 Man
  • Guitar Solo
  • I Was Made for Lovin’ You
  • New York Groove
  • Love Gun
  • Bass Solo
  • God of Thunder
  • Drum Solo
  • Rock and Roll All Nite
  • Shout It Out Loud
  • King of the Night Time World
  • Black Diamond

Meanwhile, KISS manager Doc McGhee revealed this week that every surviving member of the has been approached about potentially appearing in the band’s very last show, which is set for July 17, 2021 in New York City.

The Australian leg of KISS’ End Of The Road World Tour will kick off in Perth on 16 November at RAC Arena


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