Psycho Circus World Tour

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Psycho Circus World Tour
Tour by Kiss
Psycho Circus World Tour Picture.jpg
Associated album Psycho Circus
Start date October 31, 1998
End date January 3, 2000
Legs 3
No. of shows 68 scheduled, 6 cancelled
Kiss concert chronology

Psycho Circus World Tour was a Kiss concert tour in 1998–2000.


  • It was the first concert tour in history to have 3-D visual effects.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins opened at the Dodger Stadium show only, in costume as The Beatles for the Halloween night performance.
  • The Dodger Stadium show was streamed live on the internet as well as a radio broadcast. Two songs, "Psycho Circus" and "Shout It Out Loud", were screened live on Fox television as part of the Kiss Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party special.
  • The vast majority of songs in the setlist were played on the previous Alive/Worldwide concert dates, leading to some frustration from fans expecting the return of classic songs not played on the previous tour. Peter Criss was quoted in Metal Edge magazine at the time as wanting to add "Parasite" to the setlist. The tour was initially hyped as having circus-style acts as pre-show entertainment. This ultimately happened only at the first concert at Dodger Stadium. Criss later said that it didn't work out because the circus performers wanted equal billing and that some had even wanted to use Kiss' backstage dressing room.
  • "2,000 Man" was played to bring in the new Millennium at the 1999/2000 New Year's Eve show at Vancouver, advertised at the time as being recorded for Alive IV.
  • The Vancouver show was also notable as being the first time the original members had played non-original band era material live in concert – "I Love It Loud", "Lick It Up" and "Heaven's on Fire" were added to the set list and subsequently played on the Farewell Tour. "Forever" was listed on concert set lists at the Vancouver show but was not played. It was thought at the time it may have been intended as a Paul Stanley solo version prior to "Black Diamond".
  • One notable show on the tour was the March 12 Bremen, Germany, show. After the opening song, Stanley announced that the local fire marshal had banned Kiss from using any pyrotechnics during the show. They used a translator on stage to let the crowd understand exactly what Stanley was saying. At the end of the performance, the band ignited all of the pyrotechnics at once; as a result, they were banned from performing in Bremen.
  • Ticket sales for this tour were notably slower than the previous Reunion Tour; with many of the smaller market shows underselling and a second North American leg for the summer of 1999 cancelled all together, the band ultimately decided on embarking on a farewell tour in the new millennium.


  1. "Psycho Circus"
  2. "Shout It Out Loud"
  3. "Deuce"
  4. "Do You Love Me?"
  5. "Firehouse"
  6. "Shock Me"
  7. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
  8. "Calling Dr. Love"
  9. "Into the Void"
  10. "Ace Frehley Guitar Solo"
  11. "King of the Night Time World"
  12. "God of Thunder"
  13. "Within"
  14. "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  15. "Love Gun"
  16. "100,000 Years"
  17. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  18. "Beth"
  19. "Detroit Rock City"
  20. "Black Diamond"

"She" and "Nothin' To Lose" only played in Dodger Stadium of Los Angeles. "Cold Gin" was not played in Buenos Aires, Argentina "Makin' Love" was added from the second show onwards but was dropped after a few performances.


  • Average Attendance (13,000)

Tour dates[edit]


Date City Country Venue Attendance
[citation needed]
North America
October 31, 1998 Los Angeles United States Dodger Stadium 32,000
November 12, 1998 Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter 15,000
November 13, 1998 11,000
November 15, 1998 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena 7,000
November 16, 1998 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center 5,000
November 18, 1998 University Park, Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center 6,000
November 19, 1998 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 8,000
November 21, 1998 Philadelphia First Union Center 12,000
November 22, 1998 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
with laser incident
November 23, 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden 15,000
November 25, 1998 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center 7,000
November 27, 1998 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum 12,000
November 28, 1998 Rochester, New York War Memorial Arena 6,000
November 29, 1998 Buffalo, New York Marine Midland Arena 7,000
December 1, 1998 Montreal Canada Molson Centre 11,000
December 2, 1998 Toronto SkyDome 15,000
December 4, 1998 Pittsburgh United States Civic Arena 11,000
December 5, 1998 Columbus, Ohio Value City Arena 11,000
December 6, 1998 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena 15,000
December 8, 1998 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center 8,923
December 9, 1998 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena 7,000
December 11, 1998 Fairborn, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center 8,000
December 12, 1998 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center 4,000
December 13, 1998 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 9,000
December 15, 1998 Minneapolis Target Center 12,000
December 16, 1998 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium 10,000
December 18, 1998 Rockford, Illinois Rockford MetroCentre 5,000
December 19, 1998 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center 7,000
December 20, 1998 Milwaukee Bradley Center 11,000
December 27, 1998 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum 9,000
December 29, 1998 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon 10,000
December 30, 1998 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena 7,000
December 31, 1998 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills 15,000
January 2, 1999 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Arena 12,000
January 31, 1999 Miami Gardens, Florida Pro Player Stadium Super Bowl XXXIII
February 26, 1999 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena 12,000
February 28, 1999 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum 8,000
March 2, 1999 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena 12,000
March 3, 1999 14,000
March 4, 1999 Gothenburg Scandinavium 12,000
March 5, 1999 11,000
March 7, 1999 Berlin Germany Berlin Velodrom 12,000
March 8, 1999 Cologne Kölnarena 14,000
March 9, 1999 Frankfurt Frankfurt Festhalle 11,000
March 11, 1999 Erfurt Messehalle 6,000
March 12, 1999 Bremen Bremen Stadthalle 10,000
March 13, 1999 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranjehal 14,000
March 15, 1999 Milan Italy Filaforum 11,000
March 17, 1999 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle 12,000
March 18, 1999 Prague Czech Republic Prague Sports Hall 12,000
March 19, 1999 Munich Germany Olympiahalle 12,000
March 20, 1999 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle 14,000
March 22, 1999 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 15,000
March 23, 1999 Brussels Belgium Forest National 8,000
March 25, 1999 London England Wembley Arena 12,000
March 27, 1999 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle 9,000
March 28, 1999 Kiel Ostseehalle 3,000
South America
April 10, 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium 35,000
April 15, 1999 Porto Alegre Brazil Hipodromo do Cristal 40,000
April 17, 1999 São Paulo Autodromo de Interlagos 53,000
North America
April 21, 1999 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum 16,000
April 24, 1999 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol Stadium 63,000
Psycho Circus Millennium Shows
August 9, 1999 Westwood, Los Angeles United States UCLA Parking Lot
Detroit Rock City Premiere Party
August 23, 1999 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
WCW Nitro Television Appearance
October 29, 1999 MGM Grand Theme Park
iBash Pixelon Party
December 31, 1999 Vancouver Canada BC Place Stadium
Millennium Concert
January 3, 2000 Anchorage, Alaska United States Sullivan Arena
Millennium Concert

Postponed/Cancelled dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Reasoning
January 29, 1999 Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States National Car Rental Center Poor ticket sales due to the Super Bowl
March 1, 1999 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen Low ticket sales / added dates in Sweden which would have forced the band to play 6 days in a row
April 1, 1999 Moscow Russia Olympic Arena Russian political and security issues
April 2, 1999 Moscow Olympic Arena
April 4, 1999 St. Petersburg SKK Peterburgskiy
April 13, 1999 Santiago Chile Velodrome Estadio Nacional Logistical issues

See also[edit]


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