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last updated: 15 May 17

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UK
Fri 26 May 2017 YORK - Fulford Arms
With Wharf Street Galaxy Band.
Sat 27 May 2017 MANCHESTER - Strummercamp Festival
Sat 03 Jun 2017 NOTTINGHAM - The Maze
Good news - after this gig was double-booked by a rogue promoter, the nice people at Headcheck Records have agreed to combine their gig with mine, so it's back on! Now we have a line up of Dragster, TV Smith, Kiss My Acid and Minatore. Please come and support the evening - it nearly didn't happen!
Sun 04 Jun 2017 UTTOXETER - Uttoxeter Racecourse
TV joins the Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain
Thu 08 Jun 2017 BRISTOL - Bierkeller
TV plays support for The Skids. http://www.bierkellerlive.info/skids.html
Fri 09 Jun 2017 GUILDFORD - The Cannon
3 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4BL. Support from Kilter. Free entry!
Sat 10 Jun 2017 LINTON - O.V.O.L.F
A diverse line-up including a solo set from TV at Our Very Own Little Festival in the countryside near Cambridge. Windmill Art Studio, Long Lane, Linton, Cambs CB21 4NS. https://www.facebook.com/events/1454531384572945/?ti=icl
Germany
Thu 22 Jun 2017 BUXTEHUDE - Rebel's Choice
Fri 23 Jun 2017 KASSEL - K19
Sun 25 Jun 2017 ESSEN - Anyway
Early show! Onstage 19:00!
Fri 30 Jun 2017 PRIEN - Pirate Bar
Sat 01 Jul 2017 PRIEN - Swinging Prien Festival
UK
Fri 07 Jul 2017 LUTON - Hat Factory
TV plays as part of the "Lutonia" literary festival.
Thu 03 Aug 2017 BLACKPOOL - Rebellion Festival
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play The Adverts. Tickets http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/shop
Fri 04 Aug 2017 BLACKPOOL - Rebellion Festival
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play a greatest hits selection of post-Adverts songs. Tickets http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/shop
Germany
Sat 05 Aug 2017 WACKEN - Wacken Festival
TV will be making his first appearance at one of Europe's biggest festivals. Just confirmed: Vom Richie will be joining him onstage. TVOM!
Thu 17 Aug 2017 HAMBURG - Hafenklang
Fri 18 Aug 2017 DIEMELSTADT-NEUDORF - Mühlenrock Festival
Fri 25 Aug 2017 DUSSELDORF - The Tube
Sat 26 Aug 2017 DORTMUND - Umsonst & Draußen Festival
With The Porters and Dr Mulle. www.westpark-dortmund.de
Fri 08 Sep 2017 WIESBADEN - Kulturfabrik
UK
Fri 15 Sep 2017 MANCHESTER - Dulcimer
A return visit to the Dulcimer for TV, once again with a rare appearance from the excellent Harvey's Rabbit in support.
Sat 16 Sep 2017 UTTOXETER - Punk Uttoxeter @ The Old Star
Sun 17 Sep 2017 MARCHINGTON - Dog & Partridge
Sat 30 Sep 2017 SCUNTHORPE - Lincoln Imp
With The Kingcrows and Patched Up Parachutes
Thu 05 Oct 2017 ESSEN - Freakshow
Germany
Fri 06 Oct 2017 MüLLHEIM - AZ
Sat 07 Oct 2017 BIELEFELD - Plan B
Ireland
Sat 28 Oct 2017 DUBLIN - Rebellion Festival
The Rebellion Festival comes to the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin for two days - both days now SOLD OUT.
Sun 29 Oct 2017 DUBLIN - Toners
For anyone who was unable to see TV at yesterday's sold out gig at the Voodoo Lounge - here's another chance. A post-Rebellion wind-down afternoon show at Toners, on Baggot Street. As well as TV, J’Aime and Pete Hollidai will also be playing.
UK
Fri 15 Dec 2017 STOURBRIDGE - Katie Fitzgeralds
Sat 16 Dec 2017 SOUTHAMPTON - Café Reflections

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
07 Sep 16 "Alternative Top 50" launch announced!
TV's first ever book of lyrics is to be released on November 3rd at the Stoned Bar in Leipzig, where he will be reading a selection of lyrics from the book and playing some songs too. Books will be on sale at the gig, and shortly after through the webshop on this site.
20 Aug 16 Shop Useless again!
Useless has been out of print for a few years, but now it is available again at TV gigs and from The Shop on this site! www.tvsmith.com/shop
18 Aug 16 TV on the radio (again)
TV is to join Tom Robinson on his BBC 6Music show this Saturday, 20th August. TV will be on in the final hour (11:00 pm in the UK) and will be discussing, among other things, his forthcoming lyric book, as well as sharing a few of his favourite records with the listeners.
09 Jul 16 Useless again!
For those who have been trying to get a copy of "Useless: The Very Best Of TV Smith"... Good news! The CD has been out of print for a few years now but will be available again from the middle of July - only at TV gigs and from The Shop on this site. And it will back to the usual price, not the huge amounts currently being asked on eBay!
05 Jun 16 Lyric book!
Coming soon! The first ever book of lyrics by TV Smith. Published by Foruli Codex, “The Alternative Top 50” presents fifty of TV’s best lyrics in the format of a poetry book. stunningly designed by Andy Vella. With a projected release date of Autumn 2016, the book will launch in two editions: a straightforward paperback, as well as a limited collector's hardback including a ten inch vinyl disc featuring a two track collaboration between TV and Henry Rollins. Watch this space for more information and details of how to pre-order!

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.


Archive History

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