Friday, September 18, 2009


CRAZY NIGHTS was released on this day, September 18, 1987 and became KISS' 14th album. Recorded in June of 1987, the album featured keyboards throughout on a Kiss album for the first time.
The album reached Billboard's Top 200 at #18 with singles "Crazy Crazy Nights" peak at #65 and "Reason To Live at #64 on
Billboard's Yop 100.
The album spawned three videos, one for each single and "Turn On The Night" which was recorded live in Providence, RI.
*The tour began 11/13/87 Mississippi Coliseum - Jackson, MS and
ended 04/04/88 Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ.
*The tour also went overseas to Japan -04/16/88 Nagoya Rainbow Hall - Nagoya, Japan to 04/24/88 Yoyogi National Gymnasium - Tokyo, Japan.
*Three additonal shows were added 26/06/88 The Limelight - New York, NY ; 04/07/88 Cheshire Fairgrounds - Manchester, NH & 08/07/88 Halifax Forum- Halifax, NS
*Three club shows- 08/12/88 The Ritz - New York, NY; 08/13/88 The Ritz- New York, NY & 08/16/88 Marquee Club - London, England.
*KISS also joined the MONSTER OF ROCK TOUR with Iron Maiden- 08/20/88 Donington Park- Leicestershire, England to 09/10/88 Festa de l'Unità - Milan, Italy before heading out on their own tour -09/13/88 Le Zenith - Paris, France to 10/04/88 King's Hall- Belfast, Northern Ireland. KISS played a total of 129 shows on the CRAZY NIGHTS tour.

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