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last updated: 02 Dec 16

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UK
Sat 03 Dec 2016 GLASGOW - Audio
With Fire Exit, Swamp Born Assassins and Esperanza. SOLD OUT! Please try and get to Glasgow gig on 14th October instead!
Sun 08 Jan 2017 LONDON - 100 Club
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play the historic 100 Club as part of the annual Resolution punk festival. Ticket link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/380286
Andhere's the link for the whole festival:
https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/f/10599
France
Wed 18 Jan 2017 PARIS - Gibus
With the UK Subs
Belgium
Thu 19 Jan 2017 BRUSSELS - Magasin 4
With the UK Subs
Netherlands
Fri 20 Jan 2017 GRONINGEN - Simplon
With the UK Subs
Germany
Sat 21 Jan 2017 HAMBURG - Fabrik
With the UK Subs
Sun 22 Jan 2017 MüNSTER - Gleis 22
With the UK Subs
Tue 24 Jan 2017 KöLN - Underground
With the UK Subs
Wed 25 Jan 2017 HANNOVER - Bei Chez Heinz
With the UK Subs
Thu 26 Jan 2017 BERLIN - SO 36
With the UK Subs
Fri 27 Jan 2017 LEIPZIG - Conne Island
With the UK Subs
Poland
Sat 28 Jan 2017 LEGNICA - Spiżarnia
With the UK Subs
Sun 29 Jan 2017 KRAKOW - Kwadrat
With the UK Subs
Czech Republic
Tue 31 Jan 2017 PRAGUE - Futurum
With the UK Subs
Austria
Wed 01 Feb 2017 WIEN - Arena
With the UK Subs
Germany
Thu 02 Feb 2017 MUNICH - Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
With the UK Subs
Switzerland
Fri 03 Feb 2017 LUZERN - Sedel
With the UK Subs
France
Sat 04 Feb 2017 BOURGOIN JAILEU - Les Abbattoirs
With the UK Subs
Sun 05 Feb 2017 SELESTAT - Le Tigre
With the UK Subs
Switzerland
Wed 08 Feb 2017 LUGANO - Foce
With the UK Subs
Italy
Fri 10 Feb 2017 MAGENTA (MI) - Decibel
With the UK Subs
Sat 11 Feb 2017 PORDENONE - Rock Town Club
With the UK Subs
Slovenia
Sun 12 Feb 2017 LJUBLJANA - tba
With the UK Subs
Austria
Tue 14 Feb 2017 GRAZ - Explosiv
With the UK Subs
Wed 15 Feb 2017 LINZ - Auerhahn
With the UK Subs
Germany
Thu 16 Feb 2017 STUTTGART - Universum
With the UK Subs
Fri 17 Feb 2017 OBERHAUSEN - Kulturtempel
With the UK Subs
Netherlands
Sat 18 Feb 2017 APELDOORN - Giant Pop Venue
With the UK Subs
Sun 19 Feb 2017 ROTTERDAM - Baroeg
With the UK Subs
UK
Fri 31 Mar 2017 STAMFORD - Voodoo Lounge
Support: Under A Banner. Adv £7. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/377370
Sat 01 Apr 2017 CARDIFF - Tramshed
Punk Festival, with Angelic Upstarts, GBH, The Members, and more, headline tba.
Sun 02 Apr 2017 SALISBURY - Punk & Disorderly
TV headlines this charity punk festival at the Winchester Gate in Salisbury. Early Bird weekend tickets on sale now.....outstanding value at £16 Saturday/Sunday (normal price £12 per day). Due to the size of the venue these are very limited, get them before they're gone! https://www.wegottickets.com/f/10566
Fri 07 Apr 2017 ILFRACOMBE - Chill Bar
Support: Falling Apart
Sat 08 Apr 2017 SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms
Punk Festival, with Ruts DC, Anti Nowhere League, GBH, The Members, and more!
Fri 14 Apr 2017 KIDDERMINSTER - Boar's Head
Sat 15 Apr 2017 LEAMINGTON - Assembly Rooms
Punk Festival, with Ruts DC, Angelic Upstarts, GBH, The Members, and more!
Fri 21 Apr 2017 GATESHEAD - Soundroom
Support: Ghost Signals
Sat 22 Apr 2017 SHEFFIELD - The Plug
Punk Festival, with Ruts DC, Angelic Upstarts, GBH, The Members, and more!
France
Thu 04 May 2017 BOBIGNY - Canal 93
First date for the "Useless" tour sees TV & The Bored Teenagers supporting French band Les Sales Majestes.
Germany
Fri 05 May 2017 KARLSRUHE - Alte Häckerei
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Switzerland
Sat 06 May 2017 LUZERN - tba
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Germany
Sun 07 May 2017 MUNICH - Import Export
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Austria
Mon 08 May 2017 VIENNA - Chelsea
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Czech Republic
Tue 09 May 2017 PRAGUE - Rock Café
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Germany
Wed 10 May 2017 DRESDEN - Chemiefabrik
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Thu 11 May 2017 BERLIN - Wild At Heart
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Fri 12 May 2017 COESFELD - Fabrik
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
Sat 13 May 2017 DüSSELDORF - Haus der Jugend
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Useless"
UK
Sat 03 Jun 2017 NOTTINGHAM - Maze
Sun 04 Jun 2017 UTTOXETER - Uttoxeter Racecourse
TV joins the Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain
Germany
Fri 23 Jun 2017 KASSEL - K19
UK
Thu 03 Aug 2017 BLACKPOOL - Rebellion Festival
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers confirmed for two performances at Rebellion 2017! Tickets www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets
Fri 04 Aug 2017 BLACKPOOL - Rebellion Festival
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers confirmed for two performances at Rebellion 2017! www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets

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!
25 May 16 Gigs + + !
Many more gigs just added to 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.


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