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Kiss Plan Tribute to 1982 Creatures Tour on Next Kruise

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Kiss plan to pay tribute to their 1982 Creatures Tour on a newly announced Kiss Kruise VI, which sails on Nov. 4 from Miami.

This edition of Kiss’ floating concert series will visit Cozumel and Grand Cayman before returning on Nov. 9. More details are available at

As for the 1982 tour, fans will remember those U.S. dates as the first in which Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent appeared with the band. Both assumed newly created characters onstage. Vincent, who had been dubbed “The Wiz,” wore a design based on the Egyptian ankh, while the late Carr boasted fox-influenced face paint.

The duo replaced Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, after a period in which Kiss turned to more pop and disco styles. Creatures of the Night, which was also the first album to feature Carr and Vincent, represented a welcome turn back toward harder rock. The tour that followed celebrated Kiss’ 10th anniversary as a band, but it also marked their last tour in makeup until an improbable 1996 reunion with Criss and Frehley.

Today, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer round out the Kiss lineup, joining co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Singer and Thayer have assumed the original Catman and Spaceman characters once assigned to Criss and Frehley, respectively. There’s no word on whether this high-seas tribute to the 1982 tour will include a return of the period-appropriate makeup worn by Carr and Vincent back in the day.

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