Hit 'N Run Tour - 2007

Start Date: July 20, 2007

End Date: October 27, 2007

Shows: 5

Legs: 1

Countries: United States

Opening Acts: Clown Sack

Average Attendance: 9,500

Line Up: Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer

After a small break the band commenced again on a mini tour, this time a small total of just 5 shows were played and the sixth show got cancelled. The San Jacinto show stands out from this tour, as KISS played as a trio for the first time.

On the July 27 show, in San Jacinto, CA, Paul started to have a rapid heart beat that would not go down right after the band's sound check. Gene came out to the stage to explain the situation and that Paul wanted the show to continue, the next day, Paulstanley.com had the following posted:

- "During sound check yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern. Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

I’m very proud of Gene, Tommy and Eric for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I’ll make it up to you when I see you again." -

- Paul

A few days later on July 30, Paul issued a statement that he had a rapid heart beat condition most of his life and that his doctors were aware about the issue and that he is working out again, painting and that the band is going into the studio again soon. The events around his whole heart issue were recorded and broadcast for a episode for Gene's reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The tour would have one more date added in Whistler, BC, Canada on September 18, 2007, but eventually this dated was cancelled. No tour book was printed for the Hit 'N Run 2007 tour.

On KISSonline.com the following was posted about Paul's heart condition scare:

Last night an extraordinary page was written in KISSTORY. At the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California, last stop of the band’s 2007 ‘Hit & Run’ mini Tour, KISS performed a full concert as a TRIO for the first time ever. Immediately following the band’s sound check, Paul Stanley suddenly fell ill, with what was later determined to be a “cardiac event”.

Once it was determined by emergency medical staff that Paul could not perform, there was talk that the show would need to be canceled. It was Paul himself, who insisted that the band play the show without him. Paul was concerned that fans had traveled long distances and because of the band's individual schedules the show could not be rescheduled.

KISS Manager Doc McGhee then took the stage to announce to the crowd that Paul was sick and unable to perform but that Gene wanted to speak with the fans. Gene asked the audience if they wanted him, Tommy & Eric to perform. The crowd responded with a defeaning chant of yes, yes, yes. With that, Gene announced that the concert (If they could pull it off), was a tribute to “The Greatest Voice in Rock and Roll - Rock God Paul Stanley”.

With Paul en route to the hospital - Gene,Tommy and Eric played their hearts out in honor of their stricken leader! The set list evolved as the night progressed and KISS blasted their way into the hot night air - valiantly trying to hold it together minus the band’s heart & soul. In an emotionally charged moment, Gene told the crowd that he was an only child, but nevertheless had a brother – Paul Stanley! ‘Christine Sixteen' brought 11 invited fans onto the stage to help perform the song, and added a bit of lighthearted fun to the pensive night.

The trio went on to perform a full set including classics and rarities - ‘Watchin’ You’, ‘Goin’ Blind’, ‘Nothing to Lose’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘She’, and ‘Parasite’. The sold out arena was filled with dedicated fans who appreciated what a unique night this really was, despite its bittersweet nature, and rocked hard & loud. As the final chords of ‘Rock & Roll All Night’ were struck, and the last jets of flames and confetti shot into the night sky, everyone realized what they had just witnessed was simply great music performed by dedicated, extraordinary musicians who really gave it their all, and then some.

Another thing every KISS fan at the show last night realized - is just how lucky we are that our favorite band, led by the greatest front man in Rock N Roll - PAUL STANLEY, cares so much for us fans!

Get well soon Paul - we all love you!

Hit 'N Run Tour Stage:
  • World Domination Stage - For the Hit 'N Run tour, the band once again used the World Domination tour stage, only no video screens were used and the KISS Army banners behind the stage were gone. 
  • Drum Solo - Eric also finally had a drum solo during 'God Of Thunder'.
  • Blood Spitting - For some reason the 25th of July show was the first show where Gene would spit blood.
  • Gene and Paul Flying - Gene and Paul both did not fly this tour as the small venue sizes did not allow it.

     Stage Props:

  • Animated KISS Logo
  • Gene Spitting Blood
  • Gene Breathing Fire
  • Fire Engine Siren
  • Fire Engine Lights
  • Platform Risers
  • Dry Ice Smoke
  • Fireworks
  • Flash Pots
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Drum Riser
  • Amplifier Stacks
  • Flamethrowers
  • Confetti
  • Paul Smashing Guitar

Tommy Thayer live

Typical Setlist:

01. 'Detroit Rock City'
02. 'Deuce'
03. 'Makin' Love'
04. 'All American Man'
05. 'Calling Dr. Love'

06. 'Lick It Up'

07. 'I Love It Loud'
08. 'Firehouse'

09. 'Do You Love Me?'

10. 'C'mon And Love Me'

11. 'Hotter Than Hell'

12. 'Watchin' You'

13. 'Shout It Out Loud'

14. 'God Of Thunder'

15. 'Got To Choose'

16. 'Love Gun'

17. 'Black Diamond'


18. 'Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll'

19. 'God Gave Rock 'N Roll To You II'

20. 'Rock And Roll All Nite'

Special Shows / Happenings:

- Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, July 20, 2007 -

First show of the tour and for the first time ever 'All American Man' was performed live. For some reason this show was recorded professionally by several cameras (see videos below), very likely for a episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewel's. This could also be the reason why he did not spit blood the first two shows.

- Rock Fest, Cadott, WI, July 21, 2007 -

Once again 'All American Man' was performed, KISS was the final act on a festival where also Pink Floyd and Chicago performed earlier that evening.

Bruce Kulick played with Grand Funk Railroad a day prior.

- Oaks Bleinheim Equestrian Facility, San Juan Capistrano, CA, July 25, 2007 -

For the first time this tour Gene would spit blood before 'God Of Thunder'. The event was part of a "Cisco customer appreciation event" and even included a large buffet, arcade games, laser tag, and carnival rides.

- Soboba Casino Arena, San Jacinto, CA, July 27, 2007 -

The show where Paul's heart decide to go twice as fast and KISS performed as a trio for the first time ever.

- BB King's, Times Square, New York City, NY, September 3, 2007 -

This was a closing concert for the special event called "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp" closing concert with Paul Stanley as a special guest and Bruce Kulick.

- Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, BC, Canada, September 15, 2007 -

This show was eventually cancelled by the promoter, this led to a lawsuit between promoter Big Mountain Concert Company Inc. and McGhee Touring Ltd (KISS's manager Doc Mghee).

as they stated that the promoter breached their contract.

- The Beach @ Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, October 26, 2007 -

This was a private event for the "Entrepreneurs' Organization" with only 1,500 attendees.

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