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Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr.

Perth, Entertainment Centre, 9th, 10th, 11th November, 1980.

Melbourne, Waverley Park, 15th November, 1980.

Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 18th November, 1980.

Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds, 21st, 22nd November, 1980.

Brisbane, Lang Park, 25th November, 1980.

 

An early rumour concerning a possible Aussie appearance on the Destroyer tour...

Another possible tour rumour, 5 months before showtime...

Kiss-and they're on their way!

Molly Meldrum breaks the news the tour is on....

Kiss confirm their first Australian tour...

Kiss set the dates...

Paul live in Australia (Pic by Linda Curran)

Meldrum discusses a safety issue for the upcoming tour...

Tour details and info re: joining the Kiss Army...

A lead up article to the tour from Womans Weekly magazine...

Peter Criss quits on the eve of the Aussie tour...

Article re: Eric Carr joining Kiss...

Another article announcing Eric as the new Kiss drummer...

A message for the Aussie fans from new drummer Eric Carr...

The TV Week magazine Souvenir edition cover **

 

TV Week magazine ran a series of weekly Kiss Army noticeboards in lead up to the tour....

Kiss Army Noticeboard 1

Kiss Army Noticeboard 2

Kiss Army Noticeboard 3

Kiss Army Noticeboard 4

Kiss Army Noticeboard 5

 

Details about a possible early arrival in Australia for the tour...

Pretour news report re: Gene's relationship with Diana Ross...

Another article about Diana Ross...

Pretour article "Behind the Kiss make-up" examines Kissmania **

Another pretour article detailing preparations for the Aussie tour...

Pretour interview with Paul from the Adelaide Advertiser...

Pretour interview with Eric Carr re: his meeting with Peter Criss...

Norman Gunston gets injured performing 'I Am Marching In The Kiss Army'...

KISS with Norman Gunston at the press conference **

Report on the merchandising and the costs of bringing Kiss to Australia...

Kiss confirm their Adelaide show...

A pre tour article on the upcoming tour...

Ticket sale stats for the Aussie tour...

Article from the week before the tour discussing Kiss Mania...

A lead up article from the Adelaide Advertiser...

Another part in the series of lead up articles ran by the Adelaide Advertiser...

Pic from the 80 press conference...

Colour pic from the press conference **

Pic of Gene onstage and another from the press conference...

Gene and Ace's surprise appearance on the Don Lane show...

 

The Souvenir booklet printed by the Adelaide Advertiser to coincide with the tour...

Souvenir Cover

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

 

A series of candid shots taken in hotel rooms in Melbourne and out and about **

Ace with bodyguard Jon Harte in Melbourne hotel room **

Ace in make-up and robe **

An unmasked shot of Ace during a night out **

Fans in costume **

Paul, Ace unmasked with George Sewitt **

Paul with some tour personnel **

Paul with publicist Patti Mostyn **

An unmasked Paul checks out some photo's **

An unmasked Paul checks out some photo's 02 **

Ace and Paul unmasked with an elderley autograph seeker **

 

Kiss tell fans they'll play Adelaide rain or shine...

The infamous Adelaide bomb scare hoax...

A contest winner meets Kiss before the gig...

Review of the Adelaide show...

A staff pass from the Adelaide show...

Shot of the stage from the Sydney clock tower by Paul Murray, Sydney Morning Herald **

A brief Sydney review form photographer Tony Mott...

Pic from the Sydney show by Tony Mott...

Pic from the balcony of the Sydney town hall by Tony Mott...

 

The following is a series of colour pictures from the balcony of the Sydney Town hall **

Eric Carr and Paul Stanley **

Ace Frehley and Bill Aucoin **

Ace, Eric and Paul **

Ace **

Pic of the gathering fans on the street below the Town Hall **

A front - on shot of the town hall **

KISS with Aussie fans**

 

KISS fans in front of the Town Hall in Sydney **

Crowd shot of the fans in front of the Sydney Town Hall, estimates of 6000 turned out **

Another shot of the fans outside the Sydney Town Hall **

KISS fans wearing make up in Driver Avenue outside Sydney Showgrounds **

KISS fans carried from concert and treated in ambulance area. **

From TV Week magazine Secrets of the Aussie Tour...

Aussie tour wrap up...

More wrap up from the Aussie tour success...

Sample of a ticket from the Lang Park show in Brisbane **

Article about a TV special that would be put together during the tour that became the "Inner Sanctum" doco**

 

Pictures of some of the merchandise available during the Aussie visit...**

Picture of the KISS iceblock box **

The Maybelline KISS makeup bag **

 

** Denotes articles / pictures kindly donated by Linda Curran.