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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!
The gig calendar has been decimated by the Coronavirus outbreak. I'll try to keep this page updated with all the latest cancellations but please check with venues before travelliing in case of last minute changes.
Lots more gigs added to the gig list, including a new Bored Teenagers gig in Milan, Vom Richie appearing with TV in Norwich on the SLF tour, and confirmation of this year's appearance by TV at the Rebellion Festival.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited by Die Toten Hosen to support them on some selected dates on their Summer “Ohne Strom” tour. Currently all dates except Zurich and Dresden are sold out, but it would be great to see some TUTS down the front if you are able to get tickets for either of those! I’ll be at the following gigs: 13.06 STUTTGART Schleyer-Halle, 17.06 DORTMUND Westfallenhalle 1, 20.06 DÜSSELDORF ISS Dome, 27.06 FRANKFURT Festhalle, 30.06 MÜNCHEN Olympiahalle, 10.07 ZÜRICH Hallenstadion, 16.07 DRESDEN Filmnächte am Elbufer. I’ll be slotting in a few club gigs in and around those dates - news on that soon.
Back from the dead! After a dramatic few days that nearly saw the cancellation of the Bored Teenagers tour after drummer Stefan broke his leg, I'm happy to announce that Jamie Oliver from the UK Subs is going to stand in for us and the tour is back on! This may well be your only chance to see this amazing line-up. It all kicks off on Wednesday. Look out, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol and Morecambe - we are going to be making a right old racket!
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
TV TIMES - THE COMPLETE SERIES FOR
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.
to reserve your copy and for payment details.