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Gigs
last updated: 06 Dec 19

UK Booking:
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UK
Fri 13 Dec 2019 NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME - The Rigger
Sadly this planned festival has been *CANCELLED*
Sat 14 Dec 2019 MANCHESTER - Peer Hat
With The Harveys (ex Harvey's Rabbit) presenting their new album, and Matthew Hopkins. Tickets £9 from wegottickets.com or £10 on the door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/483132
Germany
Fri 20 Dec 2019 DÜSSELDORF - Pitcher
TVOM! TV Smith and Vom Ritchie return to the Pitcher for a three day run.
Sat 21 Dec 2019 DÜSSELDORF - Pitcher
TVOM! TV Smith and Vom Ritchie return to the Pitcher for a three day run.
Sun 22 Dec 2019 DÜSSELDORF - Pitcher
TVOM! TV Smith and Vom Ritchie return to the Pitcher for a three day run.
UK
Thu 02 Jan 2020 PORTSMOUTH, SOUTHSEA - The Old Barn @ Milton Arms
The Bored Teenagers return to the UK for two exclusive gigs with TV. Ticket link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/487481
Fri 03 Jan 2020 LONDON - 100 Club
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers open the annual Resolution Festival at the 100 Club, support from The DeRellas and Blue Carpet Band. https://www.the100club.co.uk/events/resolution-2020-whole-festival/
Fri 24 Jan 2020 NEWCASTLE - Anarchy Brew
A free entry solo gig from TV at the Anarchy Brew, support from Cherry & Peesh. https://untappd.com/v/anarchy-brew-co-brewery-and-taproom/8683428/event/398689
Sat 25 Jan 2020 YORK - Fulford Ams
Support from Paul Carbuncle.
Sun 26 Jan 2020 NOTTINGHAM - Foremans
TV returns to one of the UK's smallest but loveliest venues for his annual appearance, with brilliant support from Arthur Lurker's Punktry & Western show. Advance tickets strongly recommended. https://foremans.bigcartel.com/?fbclid=IwAR1TC2gyxTS5V-LXhajvcL8J47B7rNKky8bw_vAL3tOjEzjdQBEh7Brx2JI
Fri 31 Jan 2020 STOURBRIDGE - Claptrap The Venue
TV makes a special guest appearance supporting Stourbridge's finest The Humdrum Express to celebrate the release of their new album.
Sat 01 Feb 2020 LEICESTER - The Musician
Early show, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (yes, that's the afternoon!)
Spain
Sat 08 Feb 2020 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA - Asociación Atlas Gran Canaria
An intimate atmosphere on a rooftop terrace, with vegan catering - TV's first ever gig in Gran Canaria. Who fancies a holiday?!
Germany
Fri 21 Feb 2020 BERLIN - Wild At Heart
Sat 22 Feb 2020 DRESDEN - Chemiefabrik
Sun 23 Feb 2020 HANOVER - Oscar's
Early Show!
UK
Thu 12 Mar 2020 BRISTOL - O2 Academy
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Fri 13 Mar 2020 CARDIFF - Great Hall
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Sat 14 Mar 2020 BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Mon 16 Mar 2020 NORWICH - UEA
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Tue 17 Mar 2020 GLASGOW - Barrowland
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Thu 19 Mar 2020 TROON - Concert Hall
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Fri 20 Mar 2020 NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Sat 21 Mar 2020 LEEDS - O2 Academy
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Mon 23 Mar 2020 NORTHAMPTON - Roadmenders
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Tue 24 Mar 2020 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Thu 26 Mar 2020 PORTSMOUTH - Pyramids
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Fri 27 Mar 2020 MANCHESTER - Academy
With Stiff Little Fingers and The Professionals
Sat 28 Mar 2020 LONDON - Roundhouse
With Stiff Little Fingers, The Professionals, and Neville Staple

04 Nov 19 Stiff Little Fingers
TV has been announced as support for Stiff Little Fingers on their UK tour next March, along with The Professionals. All TV's 2020 dates up to and including that tour now on the website.
21 Sep 19 Bad Manners
TV just announced as support on three dates with Bad Manners in October, on their 40 Years of Two Tone anniversary tour. Details in the gig list.
27 Jun 19 Gigs extra!
All gigs currently booked until the end of November have now been added to the gig list, including dates in the UK, Finland, Spain, Germany and Italy.
07 Jun 19 Finland gigs
A short run of Finnish dates in September just announced in the gig guide.
20 May 19 Bored Teenagers Tour
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!
14 Feb 19 Gigs 2019
Gig list now updated to show all gigs booked to the end of August.
01 Jan 19 Gigs 2019
All currently booked TV Smith gigs for the first half of 2019 are now in the gig guide over to the left...
29 Dec 18 2019 Gig announcement
Wot, no TV Smith gigs in 2019? Of course there are! Loads more gigs to be announced soon, including round two of the "Land Of The Overdose" tour. Watch this space!
08 Dec 18 T-Shirt available in shop
New t-shirt design now available in the shop!
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01 Oct 18 TV on Radio
Interview with TV and tracks from the new album here: https://www.mixcloud.com/rolandgent/interview-with-tv-smith-about-his-new-album-land-of-the-overdose-plus-music/

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

05 Dec 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Glasgow, UK (10th Oct 1979) added by
Setlist for Sheffield, UK (19th Aug 1979) edited by
05 Nov 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Sourton, UK (1st Nov 2019) edited by
04 Nov 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Maidstone, UK (26th Oct 2019) edited by
Setlist for Reading, UK (25th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Worthing, UK (27th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Sourton, UK (1st Nov 2019) added by
Setlist for Bath, UK (2nd Nov 2019) added by
28 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Maidstone, UK (26th Oct 2019) edited by
26 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Maidstone, UK (26th Oct 2019) added by
22 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Manchester, UK (10th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Sheffield, UK (12th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Hull, UK (13th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Wiesbaden, Germany (17th Oct 2019) added by
Setlist for Kusel, Germany (19th Oct 2019) added by
19 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Siegen, Germany (18th Oct 2019) added by
14 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Edinburgh, UK (4th Oct 2019) added by
09 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Sheffield, UK (6th Oct 2019) edited by
Setlist for Glasgow, UK (3rd Oct 2019) added by
08 Oct 19 - Setlists
Setlist for Sheffield, UK (6th Oct 2019) added by



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