Kiss is set to perform on June 11th at Manhattan's 2021 Tribeca Festival. The band will take the stage directly following the screening of part one of their new A&E documentary, Biography: KISStory. The two-part documentary event is part of the Festival’s 2021 TV line up. The band — featuring Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer — will perform a multi-song set at a still-undisclosed location.
Festival passes are on sale now. Tickets to attend the outdoor in-person screening and events are available starting Monday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. ET.
A&E's Biography: KISStory will premiere with a two-night event on June 27th and June 28th from 9 to 11 p.m. ET.
Gene Simmons told us that awards hold little allure for him, since it's the fans that ultimately decide who stays around and who doesn't: ["Our awards are under the 'K' section in record stores. Every time somebody goes out and plunks down their hard-earned money — either for a Kiss ticket or for an album — that's the award, and reward."] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . award and reward)
Paul Stanley told us that although can definitely see a time when he won't be suiting up as the "Starchild" — that doesn't necessarily mean that someone else won't be: ["The thought of me not being involved certainly comes to mind. I'm not sure about the idea of Kiss coming to an end. We've built something that's so iconic, and I think transcends any of the members, that I can certainly see me not being there. I think it's rather narrow minded and short-sighted for me to believe everything revolves around me. A lot of it (laughs) does! But, you never say 'never.'"] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . never say never)
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