Kiss Cheap Trick 1977 Forum Handbill Love Gun Tour
Authentic Kiss Cheap Trick Handbill from Kiss’ Love Gun tour in 1977. This Handbill illustrates Kiss and Cheap Trick playing the legendary Forum in Los Angeles, California during Kiss’s career height, and the beginning of Cheap Trick’s popularity. This original handbill is 11×8 inches in size and has a letter of authenticity verifying it was the property of concert promoter Gina Zamparelli, who represented such bands as Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, and Van Halen, just to name a few. A copy of the certificate of authenticity will be included with this handbill for your records. This Handbill is in mint condition and is in its original state. All Visible Vibrations items are shipped priority through USPS to ensure you receive our product in the state it was viewed online.
This was the first tour where Ace Frehley sang lead vocals, on “Shock Me”. The three Los Angeles shows were recorded for Alive II. This is the only tour to feature the song “Hooligan” in the set list. This is the first tour to feature “Calling Dr. Love” in the set list. Cheap Trick and Styx were the opening acts throughout the tour.
Criss had gotten injured when the van carrying equipment and the other members had overturned, when the band was practicing at an airport hangar and preparing to travel to Canada for the first show.
In the tour program for the band’s final tour, Stanley reflected on the tour:
“When we played in Japan in the late ’70s, nothing could prepare you for the hysteria because when people are telling you how big you are, you’re big compared to what? Until you’re faced with mass hysteria it doesn’t really sink in. For you not having been in a certain country makes them that much more rabid for you to go,” he said.