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last updated: 07 Feb 18

UK Booking:
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Germany
Thu 22 Feb 2018 KUSEL - Schalander
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Best Of TV"
Fri 23 Feb 2018 DORTMUND - Musiktheater Piano
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Best Of TV." Ticket link here: https://musiktheaterpiano.reservix.de/tickets-tv-smith-the-bored-teenagers-in-dortmund-musiktheater-piano-am-23-2-2018/e1119584
UK
Sat 24 Feb 2018 LONDON - Rebellion Festival
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play a "Best Of Adverts" set.
Germany
Fri 09 Mar 2018 JOHANNESBERG - Alt Johannesberg
An intimate pub gig in the village of Johannesberg, close to Aschaffenburg and Frankfurt.
UK
Fri 16 Mar 2018 BIDEFORD - Palladium
Benefit gig in aid of the local Labour party.
Sat 17 Mar 2018 CHELMSFORD - Bassment
with Yur Mum, and Graves.
Sun 18 Mar 2018 LONDON - New Cross Inn
Acoustic all-dayer with special guests Duncan Reid, Paul Ronney-Angel, Knox, Rich Ragany, Just Patrice, Dave Renegade and more! Only £7 advance or £10 on the door.
Germany
Sat 24 Mar 2018 MONHEIM AM RHEIN - Sojus 7
All aboard for a boat trip down the Rhine, with live music from TV, Johnny Reggae Dub Foundation, Divakollektiv, Kwirl, Johnny Eklat & das Rebel Kartell, Joseph Boys, Flaschenkinder, and more. 15:00 from the Bootsanleger, an d'r Kapell 2, 40789 Monheim am Rhein.
UK
Wed 28 Mar 2018 LONDON - Islington O2 Academy
TV is joined by the all star "Vive Le Rockers" band to play some songs at the first ever annual Vive Le Rock awards evening.
Fri 30 Mar 2018 READING - Rising Sun Arts Centre
Club Velocity's 15th anniversary celebrations.
Sweden
Wed 11 Apr 2018 MOTALA - Bomber Bar
Thu 12 Apr 2018 STOCKHOLM - Kafé 44
Fri 13 Apr 2018 HULTSFRED - Hotel Hulingen
Sat 14 Apr 2018 MALMö - Folk å Rock
UK
Thu 19 Apr 2018 MIDDLESBROUGH - Westgarth Social Club
TV plays the downstairs room at the Westgarth, with support from Mark Ayling and Charlie Thomas. £8 advance, £12 on the door. Tickets Online: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/tv-smith-mark-ayling-charlie-Thomas
Fri 20 Apr 2018 YORK - Fulford Arms
With Arturo Lurker. Tickets from https://www.seetickets.com/event/tv-smith-arturo-lurker/the-fulford-arms/1153341
Sat 21 Apr 2018 BRIGHTON - Hope & Ruin
Grimfest #3 with TV + Fractured + SyöSeBöys + ASBO DEREK + Kerjääjät
Thu 26 Apr 2018 PETERBOROUGH - Hand In The Heart
Fri 27 Apr 2018 WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23
With the Vibrators and Angelic Upstarts
Sat 28 Apr 2018 PORTSMOUTH - Nelson's Bar
Southsea Punk Fest all dayer - with King Kurt, Spizz Energi, The Fallen Leaves, Morgellons, and acoustic sets from TV and J.C. Carroll.
Sat 05 May 2018 MAIDSTONE - tba
TV makes his annual appearance as part of the Maidstone Fringe Festival.
Sun 06 May 2018 BARNSLEY - The Old School House
May Day Solidarity Festival, with TV, Joe Solo, The Moods, The Wakes and many more.
Sat 19 May 2018 ADDLESTONE - The Cave @ The Holly Tree.
"Not The Royal Wedding Party" with TV, Screaming Dead, Emergency Bitter, Scandal, GYB and more tba. Tickets only £10 but capacity limited to 100.
Fri 25 May 2018 STRUMMERCAMP - Oldham Rugby Club
Once again TV joins Strummercamp for the Friday night warm up. This year the festival moves to a new location at Oldham Rugby Club.
Sat 26 May 2018 MORECAMBE - Nice'n'Sleazy Festival
Netherlands
Sat 02 Jun 2018 REBELLION AMSTERDAM - Melkweg
TV headlines the acoustic stage. http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/other-gigs
UK
Thu 07 Jun 2018 READING - Sub 89
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Fri 08 Jun 2018 FROME - Cheese & Grain
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Sat 09 Jun 2018 CARDIFF - Tramshed
TV supports the Skids. Charlie Harper will also be playing an acoustic set.
Germany
Thu 14 Jun 2018 KARLSRUHE - P8
Fri 15 Jun 2018 HOLTE-STUKENBROCK (NR PADERBORN) - Whatever Happens Festival
Sat 16 Jun 2018 MITTENWALDE (BERLIN) - Karpfenteich Festival

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.
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.

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
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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

20 Feb 18 - Setlists
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
06 Dec 17 - Setlists
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Setlist for Düsseldorf, Germany (24th Nov 2017) edited by
30 Nov 17 - Setlists
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21 Oct 17 - Setlists
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12 Oct 17 - Setlists
Setlist for Mülheim (Ruhr), Germany (6th Oct 2017) added by
27 Aug 17 - Setlists
Setlist for Dortmund, Germany (26th Aug 2017) added by



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