KISS had to improvise when stage wardrobe didn’t arrive for first night of ‘Creatures of The Night Tour’
The show must go on! KISS consisting of lead vocalist / rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, lead vocalist / bassist Gene Simmons, drummer Eric Carr and newcomer / lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent were apparently faced with a dilemma on the first night of their Creatures of The Night Tour / 10th Anniversary Tour when their new stage costumes didn’t arrive in time.
KISStorian Bob Nash was interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast and outlined what occurred (with slight edits):
“Bismarck, North Dakota was the first show of the tour. The story is KISS allegedly performed in Love Gun costumes. The reason was because their wardrobe and gear was stuck in Denver because of a huge snow storm. So their current wardrobe girl stayed in Denver with the costumes. They contacted their former wardrobe girl and she went to the warehouse to grab some costume pieces to bring to Bismarck. She claims they were from Love Gun. The kicker is no photographic evidence has ever surfaced of it. I met Paul in 2015 and I asked him if they wore Love Gun costumes that night. He said it was correct to a point. He said it wasn’t really Love Gun, it was a hodgepodge of things. It was just a bunch of outfits thrown together. He confirmed it happened and he was surprised that I knew about it!”
You can listen to the interview with Bob Nash, Wesley Beech and Michael Bell on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below: