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UK
Fri 20 Oct 2017 MAIDSTONE - Flowerpot
A return appearance for TV at this great little real ale pub in Maidstone. Free entry too!
Sat 21 Oct 2017 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA - Duke Of Wellington
TV joins in the celebrations for Attila The Stockbroker's 60th birthday - along with the Newtown Neurotics and Kieran Harty.
Sun 22 Oct 2017 PORTSMOUTH - Tea Tray Café
Strictly limited number of tickets available for this early evening performance in an intimate seated venue. Doors 18:00, finish 20:00.
Ireland
Sat 28 Oct 2017 DUBLIN - Rebellion Festival
The Rebellion Festival comes to the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin for two days - both days now SOLD OUT.
Sun 29 Oct 2017 DUBLIN - Toners
For anyone who was unable to see TV at yesterday's sold out gig at the Voodoo Lounge - here's another chance. A post-Rebellion wind-down afternoon show at Toners, on Baggot Street. Support from Pete Hollidai (from The Radiators), Monica & The Explosion, and J'aime Rachelle. All this for ten euros! Early show 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
UK
Sat 04 Nov 2017 PENZANZE - Punx Picnic
Sun 05 Nov 2017 PLYMOUTH - Underground
With Attila The Stockbroker and TS Idiot.
Fri 17 Nov 2017 ILFRACOMBE - Punk Festival
TV plays the first day of this three day festival with accommodation at Ilfracombe Holiday Park. Already confirmed: Ruts DC, Subhumans, Rezillos, 999, Lurkers, Discharge, Chron Generation Y, Resistance 77 and many more. Tickets from www.solidentertainments.com
Germany
Fri 24 Nov 2017 DüSSELDORF - Pitcher
UK
Fri 15 Dec 2017 STOURBRIDGE - Katie Fitzgeralds
Sat 16 Dec 2017 SOUTHAMPTON - Café Reflections
Support from Who Killed Nancy Johnson? and Dan O'Farrell's Difference Engine.

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.
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!

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

12 Oct 17 - Setlists
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