MONSTER TOUR \ 2013
The Monster World Tour was a concert tour by the American hard rock group Kiss in support of their 20th studio album, Monster. Fresh off the heels of the recent success of The Tour with Mötley Crüe and the second annual KISS Kruise, the tour officially began on November 7, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kiss played shows in Australia for the first time since 2008, and Europe, including a few festivals in June. They played their longest Canadian tour to date in July through early August with a few US concerts following after, including a show taped to air during halftime of ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando, Florida. They played in Japan for the first time since 2006 in October 2013.
The new stage show, first used in the European leg, involved a giant robotic spider that moved across the stage and all four members were lifted into the air. The spider shot pyro from its legs and had eyes that glowed.
In the tour program for the band's final tour, Simmons reflected on the tour:
With Kiss it's always about giving the fans more bang for their buck and with the Monster tour we delivered just that. The Monster tour is beyond anything the fans have ever seen. We're using the latest technology and lights. We have a gigantic robotic spider on the stage, which is spectacular. It shoots fireballs and like a spider, it can move all over the place. It's simply spectacular.
Tue 5 Mar 2013 - Edihad Stadium, Melbourne
Sat 9 Mar 2013 - Allphones Area, Sydney
Tue 12 Mar 2013 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sat 16 Mar 2013 - Virgin Australia Stadium, Mackay