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Selected KISS tour book covers are featured on this page. Note, for some tour books, scans of all the pages (except ads) are available for viewing. SEE OTHER TOUR BOOKS AND IMPROVED VERSIONS OF SOME OF THESE ON THE KISSFAQ K-WIKI PAGES


1976
ALIVE!/DESTROYER "KISS ON TOUR - 1976"

Reasonably rare. Around US$150. Includes an insert mailing card for joining the KISS Army. There appear to be two versions of this tour book, one which listed the "Destroyer... Coming Soon" on the back inner cover, without any album art, and another following the release of the album which showed the album's artwork. Had either 22 or 24 pages and is 11"x11".


1976
"KISS ON TOUR - 1976" (EUROPE)

Reasonably rare. Around US$150. European tour version of first tourbook. Had either 22 or 24 pages and is 11"x11".

1976
DESTROYER/ROCK AND ROLL OVER "ON TOUR" 1976

Reasonably rare. Around US$100. Included an "Iron On" transfer. Had 16 pages and is 11"x17". There are apparently two different versions of this tour book, with the Paul Stanley photographs differering - perhaps he didn't like 'em?


Japan 77
JAPAN TOUR 1977 (JAPAN)

Extremely collectible. Sells for around US$175! Had 40 pages and was 10.125x16.25".


US Alive II
LOVE GUN/ALIVE II TOUR 1977-78 (USA)

It's old, so it's got to be quite collectible. Right? One of the more available tour books from the KISS "Classic" era simply due to the volume made and sold. Had 20 pages and is 11"x17". Can be found for less than $50.


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JAPAN TOUR 1978 (JAPAN)

Another extremely collectible issue. Sells for upwards of US$175! Had 36 pages and was 10"x16.25".



DYNASTY TOUR 1979

Affordable at around US$50 for the common version, of which there are two types. The "Return Of KISS" tourbook, well that's a completely different story since it was only on sale at the very first dates of the tour before being replaced by the common version. I've only seen it once, and the asking price was $750! Peter's last tour. Had 20 pages and was 10"x14".

A corrected proof version of the original cover - yes, it's reversed! Click for larger scan.




UNMASKED TOUR 1980 (EUROPE)

Eric's first tour, sells for around US$150. Had 32 pages and was 9"x12". The initial tour book used an unretouched photo from Eric's debut show at the Palladium on the cover, which would later be airbrushed. This tourbook is available in several local flavors, with differing advertizements, for the countries the tour visited.



UNMASKED TOUR 1980 (GERMANY)

Same as the Europe version, but with the KISS logos changed for German political/historical sensitivities.

AUZ Unmasked
UNMASKED TOUR 1980 (AUZ)

Ace's final tour with KISS, very desirable at around US$175. Had 36 pages and was 9"x12".

1982
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: 10th ANIVERSARY TOUR 1982-83

Vinnie's first tour with the band, replacing Ace on one of the band's least successful tours. This would be the last tour in make-up until the reunion. Had 24 pages and was 11"x14" and included photo spreads on all of the members of the band, including Ace.

1983
LICK IT UP TOUR 1983-84 (EUROPE)

UK Merchandise Order Form
The international version of the "Lick It Up" tourbook still using the COTN sytle cover with an easy overlay that got rid of the "10th Anniversay" text. Sells for around US$30. Some copies come with a merchandise orderform insert.


1983
LICK IT UP TOUR 1983-84

Vinnie's second and final tour, this version comes from the North-American leg of the tour. Sells for around US$30. Had 24 pages and was 11"x14".


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ANIMALIZE TOUR 1984-85 (EUROPE/USA)

Featuring Mark St. John, though he only played 2 concerts, this would be the initial version of the "Animalize" tour book which was also used during the European leg of the tour (with Bruce). Around US$30. Had 28 pages and was 9.5"x12.5".


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ANIMALIZE TOUR 1985 (N. AMERICA)

Featuring Bruce Kulick on the cover and Mark's shots inside being replaced with Bruce. Around US$30, though there seems to be no real difference in the availibility of either version of this tourbook. Had 28 pages and was 9.5"x12.5".


1985
ASYLUM TOUR 1985-86 (N. AMERICA)

Around US$25. Many of the photos included in this tourbook are from the video shoots, and spatially there is alot of free space! Had 28 pages and was 11"x14".


1987
CRAZY NIGHTS TOUR 1987-88

One of the most expansive tourbooks with plenty of photographs and information about the individual band members, not to mention the size! Had 24 pages and was 13"x19.5".


1988
CRAZY NIGHTS TOUR 1988 (JAPAN)

Sells for around US$150. Had 32 pages and was 10.125"x14.25".


DONNINGTON, MONSTERS OF ROCK 1988
Sells for around US$30.

1990
HOT IN THE SHADE TOUR 1990 (N. AMERICA)

Sadly, Eric Carr's last tour. Sells for around US$25.


1992
REVENGE TOUR 1992

Around $150. Eric Singer's first tour, but one of the most difficult tourbooks to obtain.


1995
JAPAN TOUR 1995

Used for the electric segments of the Japan Tour of 1995. Has 24 pages and was 10"x14.5". This tour book was easily available online.


1995
KONVENTION WORLDWIDE 1995

From the Unplugged Tour. Has 36 pages and was 7"x11" and is packed full of very cool photographs. This tourbook was also used during the Unplugged Konvention Tour in Australia in 1995. Not sure if there is a difference with the version later used on the US Konvention tour.


KROQ WEENIE ROAST
Sorry, no graphic available currently. Sells for around US$30, but is highly collectible simply because it is from the reunited KISS' first public show together on June 15, 1996.

1996
ALIVE WORLDWIDE 1996-97

There are at least two versions of this ever changing tour book! Type 1 had a band photo centerfold and contains 32 pages; Type 2 had pictures of Ace in the center-fold and contains 40 pages. The black cover version was first used during the early stages of the Reunion tour and included more of a historical look at the band in addition to new studio photographs of the band members. Both versions were 11"x14".



DONNINGTON, MONSTERS OF ROCK 1996

Sells for around US$30.

1996
ALIVE WORLDWIDE 1996-97 (JAPAN)

Similar to the US versions, though with Japanese text replacing English. Has 40 pages and is 11"x14".

1996
ALIVE WORLDWIDE 1996-97 "LOST CITIES"

Sells for around US$20 and some copies should come with a poster insert. The silver version was used on the Lost Cities tour and included many more photographs from the Reunion tour. Has 40 pages and is 11"x14".


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PSYCHO CIRCUS TOUR, DODGER STADIUM (10/31/98)

Unique tourbook for KISS' Halloween show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Has 28 pages and is 11"x14".


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PSYCHO CIRCUS WORLD TOUR 1998-1999

Similar to the initial "Psycho Circus" tourbook, though with live shots added from the first show. Has 32 pages and is 11"x14".


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FAREWELL TOUR 2000

The biggest KISS tourbook yet, with a concert listing dating back to 1973 and numerous vintage pictures of all eras of the band. Sells for around US$30. Has 68 pages and is 11"x14".


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FAREWELL TOUR 2001 (JAPAN/AUSTRALIA)

The biggest KISS tourbook yet, with a concert listing dating back to 1973 and numerous vintage pictures of all eras of the band. Sells for around US$50 for either the Japanese or Australian version both of which include the Eric Singer insert sheet. The introduction in the Japanese version is written in Japanese. Has 68 pages and is 11"x14".

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KISS SYMPHONY 2003 (AUSTRALIA)

Covering KISS' history downunder and issued at the Melbourne Symphony show 2/28/03.


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ALIVE IN JAPAN TOUR 2003 (JAPAN)

28 pages and full of classic pictures, issued for the 4 shows KISS played in Japan in March 2003.


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KIIS-FM "WANGO TANGO" (USA)

A tiny 3.5"X5" 64page event booklet from KISS' May 17, 2003 appearance at KIIS-FM's "Wango Tango" at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. More than half the pages are ads. However, there are a few KISS references.


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"WORLD DOMINATION TOUR" 2003/4 (N. AMERICA)

From the AeroKISS Tour.


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"ROCK THE NATION TOUR" 2004 (N. AMERICA)

From the "Rock The Nation" Tour.


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"ALIVE WORLDWIDE/35 TOUR" 2008 (Australia/Europe)

48 pages with color photos dating from 1973 through to a new 2008 shoot in 11x14" format. First on sale at the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, a second version with silver background and some different pictures followed, plus a German market specific version.


SEE OTHER TOUR BOOKS AND IMPROVED VERSIONS OF SOME OF THESE ON THE KISSFAQ K-WIKI PAGES