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Oct 5, 2020 - Message from TV:

“LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY”

I’m excited to announce the arrival of a brand new album.

To be honest, this was a record I never intended to make. At the beginning of March I was about to embark on a lengthy UK tour with Stiff Little Fingers and I had more than fifty gigs planned for the rest of the year, including some of the biggest venues I had ever played supporting Die Toten Hosen in Germany over the Summer. There was no prospect of setting time aside for writing and recording, and it was, after all, less than two years since I released “Land Of The Overdose.” Then suddenly everything changed. Even before the tour started, news of the Covid-19 virus reaching Europe arrived. After only three dates the tour was abandoned, I headed back home, the country went into lockdown, and - even worse - a couple of days later my partner Sally and I fell ill and we realised we had gone down with the Coronavirus. If Britain’s government had taken the situation seriously and put the country into lockdown a week earlier, as much of the rest of Europe had, it would never have happened. But now the damage was done.

From my sickbed I watched with utter disbelief as the mismanagement of the situation got worse and worse, and when I started to feel well enough again I did what any writer would have done: I began to write about what was happening.

The resulting album will be released on November 27th, preceded by a free double A-side video single of two of the songs, “Send In The Clown” and “I Surf The Second Wave,” available on YouTube from 9th October. Local lockdowns permitting, I will preview the songs from the album along with some old favourites live at Blackpool Winter Gardens, home of the Rebellion Festival Acoustic Stage, at two socially distanced gigs on November 6th and 7th. The Winter Gardens has been awarded the Visit England “We’re Good To Go” industry standard confirming that it complies with the Public Health Guidance on Covid-19 measures being in place to ensure a safe visit for its guests. Ticket link here: https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/whats-on

The album will be released on CD and vinyl formats in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by JKP, distributed by Warners, and on CD only in the United Kingdom and rest of the world by Easy Action, distributed by Cargo. It is available to pre-order in CD format only at a discounted price on tvsmith.com from today, reverting to full price on release. Price on the webshop includes postage according to country - please choose your correct territory!

I think these are some of the most powerful and poignant songs I have ever written. I hope you agree, and enjoy my take on these extraordinary times.

TV Smith

Tracklist:

  1. THE LUCKY ONES
  2. BOUNCE BACK
  3. ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
  4. FAKE NEWS
  5. LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY
  6. SEND IN THE CLOWN
  7. THE RACE FOR LAST PLACE
  8. JOIN THE MAINSTREAM
  9. GOOD OLD DAYS
  10. I SURF THE SECOND WAVE
  11. GOING NOWHERE FAST

Apr 7, 2020 - Message from TV:
These are strange times without gigs...
I've tried to make up for it a little by recording some live performances in my home studio for you.
Hope you enjoy these ten songs I've chosen...all for free and available now.
Please consider joining my YouTube channel and I'll see if I can record some more as the lockdown continues!

Watch the complete Acoustic Video Sessions:

New TV Smith Album
NOW AVAILABLE - CD and Vinyl

New T-Shirt Design
NOW AVAILABLE in shop


Gigs
last updated: 21 Jul 21

UK Booking:
Crucialtalent@googlemail.com
Tel : +44 (0) 7884 348176
www.myspace.com/crucialtalent
www.crucialtalent.co.uk

UK
Sat 07 Aug 2021 BLACKPOOL - Winter Gardens
HITS 25 - a one day Rebellion festival over two stages to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Holidays In The Sun - postponed from last year due to Covid restrictions. TV headlines the Almost Acoustic stage. Tickets from Ł21.50 https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F005AE5C06D6E89
Sat 04 Sep 2021 SOURTON - The Highwayman Inn
"Strange TV" - An Evening With TV Smith & Richard Strange in the intimate setting of the Galleon Bar at The Highwayman Inn. A seated performance with a maximum of 30 places in an exclusive setting. Early bird tickets Ł17.50. Tel: 01837861243
Fri 08 Oct 2021 MANCHESTER - Peer Hat
With Richard Strange and The Harveys.
Fri 22 Oct 2021 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA - Duke Of Wellington
With Richard Strange
Sat 23 Oct 2021 BATH - Bell Inn
With Richard Strange. Ticket link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/517495/
Wed 15 Dec 2021 YORK - Fulford Arms
Fri 17 Dec 2021 GLASGOW - Audio
TV returns to Glasgow. Support from Billy Liar. https://tickets-scotland.com/events.html?event_method=viewevent&event_id=5cc1af11-9c39-11eb-87d7-069d0410edd4
Sat 18 Dec 2021 EDINBURGH - Bannermans
After more than two years, TV finally returns to Bannermans. Support from Billy Liar. https://tickets-scotland.com/events.html?event_method=viewevent&event_id=4da3dfd1-9b6c-11eb-87d7-069d0410edd4
Sun 19 Dec 2021 STOCKTON-ON-TEES - NE Volume Music Bar & Café
With Cherry & Peesh. Ticket link https://www.seetickets.com/event/tv-smith/ne-volume-music-bar/1863314
Fri 11 Feb 2022 GLASGOW - O2 Academy
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts" supporting the original line-up of the Damned for one tour only. With Penetration and Small Town Tigers.
Sat 12 Feb 2022 MANCHESTER - O2 Apollo
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts" supporting the original line-up of the Damned for one tour only. With Penetration and Small Town Tigers.
Wed 16 Feb 2022 BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts" supporting the original line-up of the Damned for one tour only. With Penetration and Small Town Tigers.
Fri 18 Feb 2022 LONDON - Eventim Apollo
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts" supporting the original line-up of the Damned for one tour only. With The Skids and Small Town Tigers.
Thu 10 Mar 2022 BRISTOL - O2 Academy
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Fri 11 Mar 2022 CARDIFF - Great Hall
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Sat 12 Mar 2022 BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Mon 14 Mar 2022 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Wed 16 Mar 2022 TROON - Concert Hall
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020
Thu 17 Mar 2022 GLASGOW - Barrowland
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Fri 18 Mar 2022 NEWCASTLE - City Hall
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Sat 19 Mar 2022 LEEDS - O2 Academy
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Mon 21 Mar 2022 NORTHAMPTON - Roadmenders
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Tue 22 Mar 2022 NORWICH - Waterfront
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Thu 24 Mar 2022 BOURNEMOUTH - Academy
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Fri 25 Mar 2022 MANCHESTER - O2 Academy
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.
Sat 26 Mar 2022 LONDON - Roundhouse
Stiff Little FIngers, The Professionals, and TV Smith on the rescheduled tour from 2020.

14 Apr 21 2021
The first gigs of 2021 are starting to appear in the gig list, with dates in Ashburton, Edinburgh and Glasgow just announced. Fingers crossed the pandemic will now gradually ease off and we can get back to some live music.
07 Apr 21 The Damned
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers are to join the original line-up of the Damned for their tour in February 2022. All four dates now in the gig list, ticket link here: aegp.uk/TVSmithxDamned
15 Jan 21 SLF tour moves to 2022
New dates for the SLF/Professionals/TV Smith tour for 2022 in the gig list now.
07 Dec 20 "Bounce Back" video
The new animated video for "Bounce Back" created by Tom Blyth (Toy Dolls, Goober Patrol) is now online. Watch it here! https://youtu.be/XPsOAzoafYc
01 Dec 20 Lockdown live!
This Friday 4th December TV will play the entire new album live on Facebook at 20:00 GMT, 21:00 UTC. Here's the link for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/687118985339494/
06 Nov 20 Video for Lockdown Holiday
Video now online: “Lockdown Holiday.” the title song from the new TV Smith album “Lockdown Holiday.” : https://youtu.be/y3E_IdLESpk
01 Nov 20 TV Livestream
TV will be performing his first ever livestream gig on Attila The Stockbroker's "Attila Introduces..." Facebook group page at 8:00pm UTC this coming Tuesday 3rd November. You need to join the group to watch! https://www.facebook.com/groups/attilathestockbrokerintroduces
15 Oct 20 Second free Video-single now available
Second song from the new video single now available to watch on YouTube. "I Surf The Second Wave" https://youtu.be/r7r6Y4nkEog
09 Oct 20 First free Video-single now available
The first song of the free double A-side video-only single from TV Smith’s forthcoming album “Lockdown Holiday” is now available to view on YouTube.

You can watch “Send in The Clown” here:
https://youtu.be/7oq8goEUoWY


The flipside, “I Surf The Second Wave” will be made available in one week and you will receive the link for it in a follow-up newsletter then.

“Lockdown Holiday” will be released on November 27th and is available to pre-order at a discounted price here: http://tvsmith.com/shop
16 Aug 20 Finally...gigs!
This time it looks like it will really happen...one of TV's favourite venues, the Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich is going to host two socially-distanced seated gigs in their beer garden on the weekend of 5th and 6th September. Details of how to obtain tickets 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

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Setlist for London, UK (3rd Nov 1986) edited by
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