The band KISS arrived at the Tribeca Film Festival decked out in their famous costumes for the premiere of their new documentary, Biography: KISStory. The three-hour film follows the group’s progression from just starting out to superstardom. It also focuses on some of their most notable moments as a band.

The first half of the documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, centered around KISS’s early days, with interviews from founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

The film was directed by D.J. Viola and presented by A&E. Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming for the network talked about the purpose behind the documentary. “Through the Biography lens, we are able to give fans a backstage pass to a two-night event that honors the legacy of the rock icons behind KISS,” she said. “This documentary event is a special tribute to a one-of-a-kind band and the incredible Kiss Army fanbase that has idolized them for generations.”

The series will premiere on A&E across two nights, June 27 and June 28.

The band also performed a mini-concert for the crowd. “Being from New York, we had to open up New York, so this is our way of saying welcome back to everybody,“ Stanley said. “In August, we hit the road. So tonight we’re just giving you a few songs. We don’t have a permit to make a long show.”

This mini-concert, which featured songs like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “War Machine” and “Heaven’s on Fire,” was KISS’s first performance in over a year. They were supposed to embark on a farewell tour in 2020 but were prevented by the pandemic and postponed the dates.

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