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UK
Thu 23 Aug 2018 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA - Duke Of Wellington
Fri 24 Aug 2018 BRENCHLEY - Beer Festival
On stage 6:00 pm! https://www.halfwayhousebrenchley.co.uk/copy-of-beer-festival
Fri 31 Aug 2018 STOURBRIDGE - Katie Fitzgeralds
"Songs of Anger and Redemption” event. A percentage of bar takings will go to Shelter and there will be a food collection point. Ticket link www.wegottickets.com/event/442731
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 and Paper Rifles.
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
With Healthy Junkies, King Crows, Paul Ronney-Angel, You, Cherry & Peash, + DJ Ramone. Free entry!
Sat 15 Sep 2018 SOURTON, NR OKEHAMPTON - The Highwayman Inn
TV celebrates the release of his new album with a gig at Britain's most unusual inn, along with Attila The Stockbroker's brilliant five piece medieval/punk band Barnstormer 1649 in an acoustic format. Limited places available so come early! Entry £8
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
Germany
Thu 27 Sep 2018 COLOGNE - Sonic Ballroom
Fri 28 Sep 2018 WIESBADEN - Kreativfabrik
Sat 29 Sep 2018 SCHWABISCH GMUND - Esperanza
Sun 30 Sep 2018 BALINGEN - Doppeldecker
Fri 05 Oct 2018 BAD WöRLSHOFEN - Whiskyblues
Sat 06 Oct 2018 AMBERG - Club Trio
With Church Of Confidence and Special Gue$t
Sun 07 Oct 2018 HANAU - A Go Go
Wed 17 Oct 2018 HAMBURG - Hafenklang
Thu 18 Oct 2018 KIEL - Schaubude
Fri 19 Oct 2018 BERLIN - Wild A Heart
Sat 20 Oct 2018 SCHWERIN - Steinis Pub
Austria
Thu 25 Oct 2018 VIENNA - Chelsea
Germany
Fri 09 Nov 2018 ESSEN - Anyway
Belgium
Sat 10 Nov 2018 LEUVEN - Het Depot
Part of the "Breaking Barriers" festival, with Theatre Of Hate, The Kids, and more.
Germany
Thu 15 Nov 2018 BUXTEHUDE - Rebel's Choice
Fri 16 Nov 2018 OSNABRüCK - Dirty + Dancing
Fri 23 Nov 2018 DüSSELDORF - Pitcher
Sat 24 Nov 2018 DüSSELDORF - Pitcher
Switzerland
Thu 29 Nov 2018 RORSCHACH - Treppenhaus
Fri 30 Nov 2018 BASEL - Kulturbeiz 113
Sat 01 Dec 2018 LUZERN - Sedel
Germany
Thu 13 Dec 2018 DORTMUND - Copacabana Festival
Fri 14 Dec 2018 AACHEN - Wild Rover
Sat 15 Dec 2018 METZINGEN - Club Thing
With Rummelsnuff
UK
Fri 21 Dec 2018 LEICESTER - Duffy's Bar
Sat 22 Dec 2018 MANCHESTER - Star & Garter
With Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Fire Exit, and Eastfield.

20 Jul 18 Land Of The Overdose
I'm pleased to announce that my new album "Land Of The Overdose" will be released on September 14th through the Toten Hosen label JKP. News about UK distribution will follow soon, but those of you who can't wait can already pre-order here: https://jkp.lnk.to/tvsmith-loto
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.

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

10 Jul 18 - Setlists
Setlist for Frome, UK (8th Jun 2018) edited by
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Setlist for Malmö, Sweden (14th Apr 2018) added by
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Setlist for Motala, Sweden (11th Apr 2018) added by
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Setlist for Bideford, UK (16th Mar 2018) added by
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Setlist for Rebellion Amsterdam, Netherlands (2nd Jun 2018) added by
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Setlist for Strummercamp, UK (25th May 2018) added by
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Setlist for Sunderland, UK (27th Jan 2018) added by
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Setlist for Marchington, UK (17th Sep 2017) added by
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10 Dec 17 - Setlists
Setlist for Wacken, Germany (5th Aug 2017) added by
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Setlist for Sourton, Nr Okehampton, UK (22nd Nov 2017) edited by
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