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KISS ON TOUR - 1976 1975/76
KISS's first Tourbook (featuring photos from the ALIVE! tour). This had 24 pages and came in 2 variants (a US & European Tour version). Featured a mailing card to join the KISS Army and is quite expensive in mint condition. ★★★★
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1976 KISS Tourbook
ON TOUR 1976-77
Used for the DESTROYER/ROCK AND ROLL OVER tours, this oversized tourbook had 16 pages. Apparently there are 2 versions as Paul got a little "thingy" about his pics and had them replaced in the reprint. Rock stars, huh! (Included an iron-on transfer!) ★★★★★
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1976/77 KISS Tourbook
SNEAK ATTACK TOUR 1977
This 40-page Japanese tourbook from the ROCK AND ROLL OVER tour is quite collectible. Featured great pics of the band and (unless you paid attention in Japanese class at school) unreadable text! ★★★★
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1977 KISS Japanese Tourbook
WORLD TOUR '77 & '78 1977
Great 20-page tourbook from the LOVE GUN/ALIVE world tours. Released at KISS's 70s high point this is probably the most seen of the Seventies tourbooks.
★★★★★
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1977/78 KISS Tourbook
1978 KISS Japanese Tourbook
JAPAN TOUR 1978
Extremely beautiful 40-page tourbook from the Japan tour. Again, all text is in Japanese but the pictures are amazing. Extremely collectible and worth paying the extra dollar (or yen) for. ★★★★
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THE RETURN OF KISS 1979
According to KISS collector, Shawn Fox: " The story behind this tourbook is that it was printed first and was to be the Official DYNASTY tourbook. After a few hundred or so were pressed someone, whether Bill Aucoin or Kiss etc, decided to change the cover to the more common one we all know. That tourbook (the one with the DYNASTY cover) was sold at the first couple shows of the DYNASTY tour and sold out faster than expected. So these original books were sent down to the Savannah show as temporary replacements until the next batch of regular DYNASTY tourbooks were shipped in. The RETURN OF KISS book was only available at the Savannah show and possible the Columbia,SC show as well.There is a photo that exists of the merch stand from Savannah that shows the book for sale. Any other stories you hear about the book are false as the book was never reprinted and was never available anywhere else. " A recent copy went on eBay for around $10,000. Watch out bootlegs about, though... ★★★★★★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Thanks to Shawn Fox for the info!
1979 KISS Tourbook
THE RETURN OF KISS 1979
Version 2 of this 20-page book had a few variants of it's own, with different advertisements appearing in different books. The third version has more tour pics and extra pages. ★★★★★
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1979 KISS Tourbook

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WORLD TOUR 1980-81 1980
Four different versions exist: A European Tour version. A UK version with 1978 movie promo, a German version with the edited KIZZ logo and the Aussie Tour version with different ads and more pages! ★★★★★
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1980 KISS Tourbook
10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1982
Hard to find as KISS's popularity in 1982 (especially in the US) was waning with poor attendance greeting the band (now with Vinnie Vincent replacing Ace). Great photos inside including all 6 members of the group from their 10 year history including some great pics of the new (soon to be unmasked) line-up! ★★★★
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1982 KISS Tourbook
WORLD TOUR 1983-1984 1983
KISS's first tour without make-up came in two versions. This one was a European version which rehashed the '10th Anniversary' design on the cover ★★★★
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1983-84 KISS Tourbook
WORLD TOUR 1984 1984
This second version replaced the tank cover with a photo of the current band. ★★★★★
1984 KISS Tourbook
WORLD TOUR 1984-85 1984
The original version of this tourbook featured Mark St.John in his brief tenure with the band ★★★★★
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1984-85 KISS Tourbook
WORLD TOUR 1984-85 1984
The revised version was almost identical except with Bruce replacing Mark in all shots (except for a close up of Mark’s hand!) ★★★★★
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1984-85 KISS Tourbook
ASYLUM TOUR 1985
This 28 page tourbook from their 1985-86 tour is actually quite funny to see. Filled with pictures of KISS in their most embarrassingly "glam rock-meets-Van Halen" costumes and featuring Gene doing his level best to look like a drag queen. ★★★★★
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1985 KISS Tourbook
CRAZY NIGHTS: WORLD TOUR 1987-88 1987
KISS's hugest tour book to date featured plenty of great KISS Exposed "draped-with-girls" style shoots and long interviews with each band member. Bigger than an A3 sheet of paper! Notice the missing yellow in the “S” of the KISS logo? That was fixed on a revised version. ★★★★★
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1987-88 KISS Tourbook
JAPAN TOUR 1988 1988
A 24-page from KISS's tour of Japan. Gene had started to look cool again, dressed in leather and this hard-to-find tourbook featured many great pics from the era! ★★★★★
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1988 KISS Japan Tourbook
HOT IN THE SHADE: WORLD TOUR 1990-91 1990
Just as big as The Crazy Night tourbook this would feature pics of Leon the Giant Sphinx and their laser show. Unfortunately this would also be Eric Carr's final tour with KISS and in retrospect makes a nice tribute to the man. ★★★★★
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1990-91 KISS Tourbook
REVENGE TOUR 1992
A hard-to-find KISS tourbook due to the tour not lasting that long. This oversized book would be the first to feature the blond-haired Eric Singer on the cover and also mark the first time the KISS logo was not featured on a tourbook. Looks very cool as do (finally!) the band! ★★★★★
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1992 KISS Tourbook
WORLDWIDE 1995-1996 1995
This 24-page book was used for KISS's tours of Australia and Japan. These feature the same line-up and the REVENGE tourbook. Features the band in all it's post-Grunge glory. ★★★★★
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1995-96 KISS Tourbook
1995-96 KISS Convention Tourbook
1ST WORLDWIDE CONVENTION 1995-96 1995
This 36-page half-sized tourbook was sold on the KISS Convention tours of Australia & US where the band would also appear for the first time Unplugged. Featured many photos of the costumes, memorabilia on sale at the events. ★★★★★
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ALIVE WORLDWIDE 1996-1997 1996
About four versions from the reunion tour exist (including a silver cover variant). This featured glorious photos of the band and it's members from all new shoots. The earlier versions had more retrospective shots. ★★★★
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1996 KISS Tourbook

ALIVE WORLDWIDE 1996-1997 1996
About four versions from the reunion tour exist (including a silver cover variant). This featured glorious photos of the band and it's members from all new shoots. The newer had more pics from the tour itself. ★★★★
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1996-97 KISS Tourbook
PSYCHO CIRCUS: WORLD TOUR 1998-1999 1998
For a band that's motto is Keep It Simple Stupid, another two versions exist! A Dodger Stadium show Halloween versions and the more common world tour version with more live shots and an extra 4 pages added from the afore-mentioned gig. ★★★★
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1998-99 KISS Tourbook
THE FAREWELL TOUR 2000
A monster of a tourbook at 68 pages features a retrospective look at the band, every gig ever played listed in this tourbook that was to be KISS 's last ever tour (yeah, right Gene!) The cover featured a die-cut KISS logo. A Japanese/Australian variant exists with Eric Singer's page inserted when he temporarily replaced Peter Criss for this leg of the tour. ★★★★
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2000 KISS Tourbook
KISS AND THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2003
On sale at the KISS gig with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 28th February 2003. This would feature the return of Peter Criss to the fold and the arrival of Tommy Thayer replacing the now-solo Ace Frehley! The book also contained a quick history of the band's visits Downunder! ★★★★
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2003 KISS SymphonyTourbook
ALIVE IN JAPAN 2003 2003
Issued for the band's four Japan shows. Except for the cover doesn't seem to really notice Ace isn't in the band. Features plenty of good retro pics, a history of the band and all text in English! ★★★★★
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2003 KISS Japanese Tourbook
WORLD DOMINATION 2003-2004 2003
From the Aerosmith/KISS Tour that would mark Peter Criss's final appearances with KISS before his contract was not renewed. I assume using the title of "World Domination" for a US-only tour is the band's scathing dig at US Foreign policy? Eh? OK, maybe not. ★★★★
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2003-04 KISS Tourbook
ROCK THE NATION: 2004 WORLD TOUR 2004
The first tourbook to feature 'new-KISS' in all their "actually-playing-the-songs-quite-well-now" glory. With Tommy and Eric in the band together for the first time, this tour book again featured extensive cool new studio and live shots of the band. ★★★★
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2004 KISS Tourbook
ALIVE 35 2008
Big new tourbook for the 2008 World Tour. Their first foray back to Europe in some years. ★★★★
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2008 KISS Tourbook
COBO ARENA 2009
One-off event program of the Cobo Arena gig. ★★★★★
2009 KISS Cobo Arena Tourbook
ALIVE 35 SONIC BOOM 2009
The new tourbook from the US Tour released to coincide with the SONIC BOOM album. ★★★★
2009 KISS Tourbook
SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE 2010 2010
All new tourbook for the European leg of the SONIC BOOM tour ★★★★
2010 KISS European Tourbook
THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH 2010 2010
Basically the same as the “Sonic Boom Over Europe” Tourbook but with new cover and a few revises. Disappeared very quickly making this slightly rare. ★★★★
2010 KISS Tourbook
MONSTER TOUR 2013 2013
Starting from the Australian leg, this is the tour book kicking off the MONSTER tour (There had been none provided during "The Tour" US 2012 leg with co-headliners Motley Crue) making this their first in over three years! First piece of merchandise to feature the silver "40 Years" logo and featuring retrospectives on their previous Aussie tours. The European version replaced the MONSTER logo with a newer version and dropped the 40 years logo. ★★★★
2013 KISS Tourbook
40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014
The latest tourbook from the KISS/DEF LEPPARD tour Almost identical to the 2nd MONSTER tourbook with a few shots replaced of the spider stage and some elements from the KISS 40 CD booklet - and a new cover obviously. ★★★★
KISS 2014 40th Anniversary Tourbook
40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF THE RISING SUN 2015
Tourbook from the 2015 Japan tour..Hard to find and printed on the most beautifully glossy stock. Amazing print job. ★★★★★
2015 KISS Japan Tourbook
40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 2015
As you can se above the Australian tour two years earlier featured a "KISS40" logo but here we re-celebrate 40 years back for another tour. The inside was all new and the cover featured Uluru with Aboriginal style paintings to make it as subtle as the Japanese cover... ★★★★★
2015 KISS Australian Tourbook
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KISS EXPO TOKYO 2016: OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK 2016
Guide book, like the 1995 one, giving information to all the events, merchandise, exhibitions featured at the Tokyo Expo. ★★★★★
2016 KISS Expo Tokyo Guide Book
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