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last updated: 20 May 18

UK Booking:
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Netherlands
Sat 02 Jun 2018 REBELLION AMSTERDAM - Melkweg
TV headlines the acoustic stage. http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/other-gigs
UK
Thu 07 Jun 2018 READING - Sub 89
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Fri 08 Jun 2018 FROME - Cheese & Grain
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Sat 09 Jun 2018 CARDIFF - Tramshed
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Germany
Thu 14 Jun 2018 KARLSRUHE - P8
Fri 15 Jun 2018 SCHLOSS HOLTE-STUKENBROCK - Whatever Happens Festival
A nice all day festival with camping available, at Stiftung Hof Brechmann, Paderborner Str 36, Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. Full band list here https://www.facebook.com/events/175587569690432/
UK
Sat 21 Jul 2018 WARRINGTON - The Old Town House
With Tim Loud, Apetheflipflop, and, just confirmed, the excellent Billy Liar. Tickets only £5 from www.oldtownhouse.co.uk/tickets
Sun 22 Jul 2018 EXETER - Cavern
Supporting Attila The Stockbroker's Barnstormer.
Sat 28 Jul 2018 BIRMINGHAM - Actress & Bishop
Supporting The Vapors.
Thu 02 Aug 2018 BLACKPOOL - Rebellion Festival
TV plays the acoustic stage.
Fri 24 Aug 2018 BRENCHLEY - Beer Festival
Sat 01 Sep 2018 UTTOXETER - Old Star
After the success of last year, TV returns for his second visit to Punk Uttoxeter.
Sun 02 Sep 2018 MARCHINGTON - Dog & Partridge
Just a few miles from last night's gig in Uttoxeter - an intimate close-up performance in this small pub in Marchington.
Thu 06 Sep 2018 EDINBURGH - Bannermans
Supported by the brilliant Joe Solo.
Fri 07 Sep 2018 WHITWELL - Whitwell Festival Of Music
TV plays the first day of this three day event - also featuring over the course of the festival, Doctor & The Medics, John Otway, Department S, 3 Daft Monkeys, Murray Lachlan Young and many more.
Sat 08 Sep 2018 LONDON - Unicorn
Finland
Wed 19 Sep 2018 HELSINKI - On The Rocks
Thu 20 Sep 2018 TURKU - TVO
Fri 21 Sep 2018 PORI - Rock Bar Monttu
Sat 22 Sep 2018 TAMPERE - Vastavirta

31 Mar 18 Live Update
Gigs now updated until the end of September. Starting with a tour of Sweden, finishing with a tour of Finland - and a whole lot of Europe in between!
31 Jan 18 Live update
Gigs for this year now updated to the end of June.
17 Jan 18 SWEDEN
TV's first tour of Sweden for many years just announced for April - all dates now in the gig list.
09 Dec 17 First 2018 gigs announced!
TV shows no sign of reducing the number of live shows he will be performing in 2018. Plans to release news of the dates Advent Calendar-style from the start of December got a little held up, so here are the first nine in one go...one gig will be announced each day from now on!
04 Dec 17 2018 gigs
TV's confirmed gigs so far for 2018 will be exclusively announced here in the next few days. Watch this space!
29 Apr 17 Useless re-release
To mark the TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless" tour starting next week, Drumming Monkey records are to re-release the Useless album in LP format. Unavailable for years, this new limited edition will come in pink vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. First sales on the tour will be at the Karlsruhe gig in the Alte Häckerei on 5th May. Also available will be a brand new limited edition LP of "I Delete" on clear vinyl, as well as "Useless" on CD. Full dates for the tour in the gig list over on the left...
28 Nov 16
All dates now confirmed for next May's European tour which sees TV & The Bored Teenagers playing the entire "Useless" album. Also confirmed: a "Best of Adverts" and a "Best of TV" set at Rebellion 2017. Many more 2017 solo gigs just added to the gig list too!
01 Nov 16 "Alternative Top 50" now available!
TV Smith's first-ever lyric book is now available in the webshop and ready for shipping next week. The book presents fifty of his best songs as poetry in an exquisitely designed paperback, including an extensive foreword by Henry Rollins. News of a deluxe limited edition hardback collectors’ version, featuring a 2 track 10” vinyl collaboration between TV and Rollins will follow later in the year.
10 Oct 16 Gigs 2017
First gigs for next year now announced in the gig guide over on the left.
30 Sep 16 Pre-orders for "Alternative Top 50"
TV's new book of lyrics, "The Alternative Top 50," is now available to pre-order on Amazon, and will be on sale at gigs and from this website from the beginning of November.
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689
Germany: https://www.amazon.de/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689
France: https://www.amazon.fr/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689
Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689
USA: https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689
Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Alternative-Top-50-Tv-Smith/dp/1905792689

TV's books of tour diaries

TV's tour diaries - available at most gigs, at the webshop on this site and through the Arima Publishing website


TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers
perform 'Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts' Live at the 100 Club.

TV Smith: Your Ticket Out Of Here - The Complete Collectors Guide
Slaby Witness, Sleaze, the Adverts, TV Smith's Explorers, Party Line, High, Production House, Cheap... the TV Smith story is one of rock's richest, filled with some of the most exhilarating music of the past 30 years. And Your Ticket Out Of Here is the first comprehensively detailed guide to every last note of it. Written by Dave Thompson - editor and publisher of the legendary TV Times fanzine.
paperback book, 170 pages. PRICE $25
https://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do?id=3405418



TV TIMES - THE COMPLETE SERIES FOR SALE

Between 1980-1984, members of TV Smith's fan club received a free fanzine, running from two to twenty pages, for 43 issues.
The entire series has now been archived on CD, 357 black/white pages of text and images (.bmp) comprising a priceless 357 page archive not only of TV Smith, Adverts and TV Smith's Explorers news, interviews, reviews etc, but also a wealth of related artists... Richard Strange (including a 1981 interview), Doctors of Madness (including a complete band history), Lords of the New Church (three very early interviews, pre-first album), Ian Mitchell Band, Last Touch, many more.
Includes discographies, biographies, family trees, press cuttings, much more. Unpublished in any other form. Photos were taken from one of no more than three surviving complete sets, and reflect the occasionally haphazard photocopying that characterized the series - however, all are readable, while the bmp/bitmap format allows the user to print and reconfigure pages at will.
Disc also includes a couple of unpublished issues, and color originals of several covers.

PRICE $15 + shipping: $1 USA, $2 international.
Contact quatrmass@aol.com to reserve your copy and for payment details.


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