"Love Fist. Your time polluting the airwaves is over. I gave you the chance to be friends. Now, I'm giving you the chance to die. Try to slow down and your limousine will explode, along with your BIG, HAIRY ARSES!"
The Psycho.

Publicity Tour is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by heavy metal band Love Fist from their recording studio in Downtown Vice City.


The psycho tranvestite fan that was believed to be killed by Tommy has placed a bomb in the Love Fist Limo, which will go off if the Limo goes under 50 mph, meaning that Tommy has to drive over that speed for 1 hour 50 minutes (1 minute 50 seconds real time) until Love Fist defuses the bomb in the limo. Throughout the mission, on the top right side of the screen, a detonation bar will appear. If Tommy goes beneath a certain speed, it will fill up. If he goes above a certain speed, it will empty down. If the bar fills up completely, the limo explodes and the mission will end in failure. When the bomb is defused, Tommy drives Love Fist to their gig and after a cut-scene, the mission is complete.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Drive around the city while Love Fist defuses the bomb.
  • Drive Love Fist to the venue.


The reward for completing this mission is $8,000. The Love Fist limo will also spawn outside the recording studio (except the original PS2 version).



Video Walkthroughs


  • The mission is based on the 1994 movie Speed, where police detective Jack Traven tries to deactivate a bomb that will blow up if the bus goes less than 50 mph. Coincidentally, Dennis Hopper, the voice actor of Steve Scott, starred in the movie.
  • The rain in this mission is scripted.
  • This is the only time in the game that Love Fist are encountered outside of cutscenes.
  • The bomb seemed to be a set of Boomshine bottles inside the limo's drink cabinet, wired to the engine that would set off if it goes to a stop or a lower speed.
  • The default radio station at the start of the mission is always Emotion 98.3, and after defusing the bomb, the radio will automatically tune in to V-Rock, regardless if the radio is off or not.
  • There is a glitch in the PC version of the game, that if the player activates the replay function (F1 key) when the Love Fist members are talking at a certain time, their dialogue will be continued playing in full version in the replay scene, and after the scene ends, they will keep on chatting as normal. It is possible to use this trick to avoid car crashes, speeding down, and will also save a lot of time, thus making the completion of the mission become closer.

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