AXS TV is teaming up with the legendary and award-winning rock group KISS for Halloween, Thursday, October 31, when the Channel programs six concerts wrapped around fresh interstitial content featuring KISS. The KISS wraps are being taped aboard the band’s signature cruise, the KISS KRUISE, a four-day excursion traveling from Miami to Key West and the Great Stirrup Cay from October 28 to November 1.
The cornerstone of the night is the network premiere of KISS’s Zurich, Switzerland concert, featuring their hit songs and music from their KISS Monster album. AXS TV Concerts recorded that event live last May and it has been edited, but not censored when it debuts at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
AXS TV kicks off its hard-rock starting at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT),and runs throughout Halloween to past the witching hour of midnight until 3:35 a.m. ET (12:35 a.m. PT). In addition to KISS, the concert schedule includes ALICE COOPER, AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and PAPA ROACH.
The schedule for AXS TV’s KISS Monster Marathon includes:
Thursday, October 31 (All Times Eastern)
3:30 p.m. Judas Priest Live: British Steel 30th Anniversary Special – Judas Priest celebrates the 30th anniversary of "British Steel" from the Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida.
4:45 p.m. Papa Roach Live From Club Nokia – Papa Roach presents one of the best rock shows this year live from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
5:55 p.m. Iron Maiden En Vivo! – En Vivo! captures the always exciting atmosphere that fans have come to expect from Iron Maiden. Filmed in Chile, the concert features favorites such as "The Trooper," "The Number of the Beast" and "Fear of the Dark" as well as hits from the No.1 studio album "The Final Frontier."
7:30 p.m. At Hell’s Door: Behind The Scenes At Hellfest - Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach takes over Hellfest in Clisson, France to give viewers an inside look at what goes on backstage, onstage and more at one of Europe's biggest and craziest rock festivals. (Repeats at 1:00 a.m. ET)
8:00 p.m. The Kiss Monster World Tour: Live From Europe Concert – Network Premiere - AXS TV was on hand to tape KISS’ Zurich, Switzerland concert live last May, making this edited version a network premiere. The concert featured new staging, lighting and pyrotechnics that had never been seen before on TV. (Repeats at 1:30 a.m. ET).
10:05 p.m. AC/DC Live At River Plate – AC/DC Live At River Plate documents the band's triumphant return to Buenos Aires. (Repeats at 3:35 a.m. ET)
11:15 p.m. ALICE COOPER Live At Montreux – Alice Cooper’s live shows are legendary for their sense of Rock Theater and sheer visual spectacle. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great front men. This show includes tracks from across his career including all the classics you would expect.