If you’ve been keeping up with the regular posts going live over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” for the past week or so, you’ve very likely seen a number of announcements regarding this years Tribeca Festival aka the Tribeca Film Festival. If you missed those aforementioned posts just click HERE to see if any of the upcoming festival interests you. We know our readership is a broad one after sixteen years of entertaining you so you never know. This particular item will be of definite interest to the main core of our readers as one of the festival spotlights will be focused on “the Hottest Band In The World” KISS!!! Read on what I clipped from one of the press releases.
2021 Tribeca TV Selections:The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, will debut a robust lineup of exciting new and returning TV series, new indie episodic storytelling, and an industry-facing Creators Market. The 20th anniversary celebration will take place city-wide June 9-20 and will be the first major film festival to host in person events. After a year of couchsurfing, the Tribeca Festival will be an opportunity for people to toss their comfy sweatpants to the side and experience television programming on the big screen with their friends. The Tribeca TV lineup will include nine shows made up of six series premieres, one season premiere, two docuseries, and panel appearances including Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Helen Hunt.
The Tribeca Festival will feature, for the first time ever, a historic performance by rock icons, KISS. The event will open the Tribeca TV section with a special larger-than-life concert following the screening of A&E Biography: KISStory.
Biography: KISStory (A&E Network) – World Premiere
After 50 years, the No. 1 Gold Record-selling band of all time, KISS, is sharing their story of success in this definitive documentary. Founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons tell the wild story of the band’s iconic rise to superstardom before smashing their last guitar and extinguishing the fire-breathing demon.
Executive Producers: Leslie Greif, Jenny Daly, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Abramson
Cast: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Doc McGhee, Eddie Kramer, Bob Ezrin, Matt Pinfield, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer
* After the Screening: A special performance by KISS.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is exciting news for sure and I don’t think that I need to tell any of the readers of this website about my dedication to all things KISS. They’ve been my very favorite band since I first heard the song “Rock and Roll All Nite” and I’m speaking of when the song was still on the new side. I wouldn’t see them in concert until some years later but they would be my very first concerts and yeah I’ve stuck with them through all the changes. I am excited for this upcoming documentary and hoping to participate in some of the Tribeca Festival events if possible because in addition to KISS documentary and appearance there are some other cool programs on the schedule. What about you readers? Do you generally attend the Tribeca Festival? It’s a really broad brush as I’ve mentioned before so I’d be curious. I went in 2019 and found it a very interesting experience. Some of my articles about that year’s event can be found by clicking HERE. You might need to scroll past some general announcements since I used a common tag for the topic. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments as I’d love to hear from you on this.