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UK
Thu 06 Oct 2016 HARTLEPOOL - Nursery Inn
Part of the "We Shall Overcome" week. Admission by donation to local food banks.
Fri 07 Oct 2016 MIDDLESBROUGH - Downstairs @ Westgarth Social Club
Part of the "We Shall Overcome" week. Adv Tkts recommended - at least £5 plus food donation to Middlesbrough Food Bank. £10 on the door, plus food donation. Doors 4pm, start 4.30pm, finish 11pm. There will be eight support artists, each playing 20 min sets.
Sun 09 Oct 2016 FORFAR - 10 Bar
A return visit for TV to this great little punk-themed bar in Scotland.
Fri 14 Oct 2016 GLASGOW - McChuills
40 High St, Glasgow G1 1NL With The Zips. Advance tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tv-smith-the-zips-tickets-27568399826
Sat 15 Oct 2016 LANCASTER - tba
A private house gig near Lancaster with very limited capacity. For more information, or to request tickets, please email petenmarie@hotmail.co.uk
Sun 16 Oct 2016 NOTTINGHAM - Foreman's
With Louise Distras. Sorry - this gig has now sold out!
Sat 29 Oct 2016 SOURTON, NR OKEHAMPTON - Highwayman Inn
TV celebrates Halloween with a return visit to the UK's "most unusual pub." Just announced: Leigh Heggarty to join TV for this show!
Germany
Thu 03 Nov 2016 LEIPZIG - Stoned
Opening gig of TV's annual three days at the Stoned and official launch of his new book of lyrics "Alternative Top 50." To celebrate, TV will be reading from the book and performing a selection of songs. There will be a limited number of books on sale, first come first served!
Fri 04 Nov 2016 LEIPZIG - Stoned
Full solo gig. Support from Efa Supertramp. Advance tickets highly recommended.
Sat 05 Nov 2016 LEIPZIG - Stoned
Support from Efa Supertramp. Final gig of three. Advance tickets highly recommended.
Belgium
Thu 10 Nov 2016 LEUVEN - De Libertad
Café Libertad, Muntstraat 28, 3000 Leuven. Free entry gig! TV on stage 20:30 sharp! Part of the "Breaking Barriers" festival.
UK
Fri 11 Nov 2016 READING - Queens Arms
24 Great Knollys St, Reading RG1 7HL TV's second visit to the Queens Arms for a solo concert.
Sat 12 Nov 2016 BRIGHTON - Green Door
The Bored Teenagers return to the UK to play this one-off gig at the "Get On With It" festival. Last chance to see TV with band in 2016!
Sat 19 Nov 2016 PENZANCE - Penzance Sailing Club
Support from The Surgeons.
Germany
Sat 26 Nov 2016 DUSSELDORF - Pitcher
This year it's one man for one day at the Pitcher, as Vom is busy with DTH. Likely to sell out - advance tickets recommended.
UK
Sat 03 Dec 2016 GLASGOW - Audio
With Fire Exit, Swamp Born Assassins and Esperanza.
Fri 23 Dec 2016 DONCASTER - Flying Scotsman Tap
Silver Street,Doncaster. TV's first visit to this venue for a pre-bloody-Xmas solo gig. Plus support tbc.

07 Sep 16 "Alternative Top 50" launch date announc
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 presented 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!
25 May 16 Gigs + + !
Many more gigs just added to the gig list!
03 Mar 16 Gigs +
All currently booked gigs up until the end of August now in the gig list.
26 Feb 16 Gigs!
More dates in the UK, Switzerland and Germany have now been added, bringing the gig list up to date until the end of May.
23 Dec 15 TVOM UK!
Vom Ritchie to join TV for his first three gigs of the new year!
21 Dec 15 Gigs 2016
TV's final gig of the year, and the first few for next year now in the gig list.

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

15 Aug 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Stourbridge, UK (15th Apr 2016) added by
Setlist for Wellingborough, UK (16th Apr 2016) added by
10 Jul 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Nuneaton, UK (1st Apr 2016) added by
09 Jul 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Manchester, UK (24th Mar 2016) added by
15 Jun 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Frankfurt, Germany (26th May 2016) added by
Setlist for Wilhemshaven, Germany (27th May 2016) added by
Setlist for Meinhard-Schwebda, Germany (28th May 2016) added by
Setlist for London, UK (11th Jun 2016) added by
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Setlist for Arnhem, Netherlands (20th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Karlsruhe, Germany (18th Feb 2016) added by
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13 Jun 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Rennes, France (16th Feb 2016) added by
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Setlist for Portslade (Nr Brighton), UK (7th Jan 2016) added by
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Setlist for Bydgoszcz, Poland (30th Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for Wroclaw, Poland (31st Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for London, UK (23rd Apr 2016) edited by
Setlist for Brussels, Belgium (24th Apr 2016) edited by
Setlist for Baden, Switzerland (19th May 2016) added by
Setlist for Thun, Switzerland (20th May 2016) added by
Setlist for Kusel, Germany (5th May 2016) added by
Setlist for Maidstone, UK (1st May 2016) added by
Setlist for Prague, Czech Republic (2nd Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Nürnberg, Germany (3rd Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Wien, Austria (4th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for München, Germany (5th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Toulouse, France (14th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Hamburg, Germany (8th May 2016) added by
08 Jun 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Middlesbrough, UK (5th Jul 2014) edited by
Setlist for Hamburg, Germany (22nd Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for Barcelona, Spain (11th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Basel, Switzerland (21st May 2016) added by
Setlist for Madrid, Spain (12th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (13th Feb 2016) added by
Setlist for Bremen, Germany (23rd Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for Dresden, Germany (27th Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for Erfurt, Germany (28th Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for London, UK (5th Jan 2016) added by
07 Jun 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Poulton-Le-Fylde, UK (14th Sep 2002) edited by
Setlist for Preston, UK (26th Oct 2012) edited by
31 May 16 - Setlists
Setlist for Cuxhaven, Germany (29th Apr 2016) edited by
Setlist for Miltenberg, Germany (26th Apr 2016) edited by
Setlist for Köln, Germany (25th Apr 2016) edited by
Setlist for Rouen, France (20th Jan 2016) added by
Setlist for Brussels, Belgium (21st Jan 2016) added by



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