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 Opening Act
North America
October 31, 1998 Los Angeles, California United States Dodger Stadium The Smashing Pumpkins
November 12, 1998 Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter Econoline Crush
November 13, 1998
November 15, 1998 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
November 16, 1998 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
November 18, 1998 University Park, Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center
November 19, 1998 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
November 21, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Union Center
November 22, 1998 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena Ozone Monday
November 23, 1998 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Econoline Crush
November 25, 1998 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
November 27, 1998 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Ozone Monday
November 28, 1998 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial Econoline Crush
November 29, 1998 Buffalo, New York Marine Midland Arena
December 1, 1998 Montreal, Quebec Canada Molson Centre
December 2, 1998 Toronto, Ontario SkyDome
December 4, 1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States Pittsburgh Civic Arena
December 5, 1998 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
December 6, 1998 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
December 8, 1998 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
December 9, 1998 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
December 11, 1998 Fairborn, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
December 12, 1998 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center
December 13, 1998 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
December 15, 1998 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
December 16, 1998 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
December 18, 1998 Rockford, Illinois Rockford MetroCentre
December 19, 1998 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
December 20, 1998 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
December 27, 1998 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Coliseum Caroline's Spine
December 29, 1998 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
December 30, 1998 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
December 31, 1998 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
January 2, 1999 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Arena Ozone Monday
February 26, 1999 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena Buckcherry
February 28, 1999 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
March 2, 1999 Stockholm Sweden Globen Arena
March 3, 1999
March 4, 1999 Gothenburg Scandinavium
March 5, 1999
March 7, 1999 Berlin Germany Berlin Velodrom
March 8, 1999 Cologne Kölnarena
March 9, 1999 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
March 11, 1999 Erfurt Messehalle
March 12, 1999 Bremen Stadthalle Bremen
March 13, 1999 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranjehal
March 15, 1999 Milan Italy Filaforum
March 17, 1999 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
March 18, 1999 Prague Czech Republic Sportovní hala
March 19, 1999 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
March 20, 1999 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
March 22, 1999 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
March 23, 1999 Brussels Belgium Forest National
March 25, 1999 London England Wembley Arena
March 27, 1999 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle Justice
March 28, 1999 Kiel Ostseehalle Natural Born Hippies
Latin America
April 10, 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium Rammstein
April 15, 1999 Porto Alegre Brazil Hipodromo do Cristal
April 17, 1999 São Paulo Autodromo de Interlagos
April 21, 1999 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum Puya
April 24, 1999 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol Rammstein
Millennium Shows
December 31, 1999 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada BC Place Stadium Nickelback, Lit, Big Wreck
January 3, 2000 Anchorage, Alaska United States Sullivan Arena Junkbox

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
April 1, 1999 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy Russian political and security issues
April 2, 1999
April 4, 1999 St. Petersburg SKK Peterburgskiy
April 13, 1999 Santiago Chile Velodrome Estadio Nacional Logistical issues

See also[edit]


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