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Germany
Fri 29 Dec 2017 OSNABRüCK - Dirty + Dancing
Support: Thore Wittenberg.
Sat 30 Dec 2017 HANNOVER - Bei Chez Heinz
TV's 109th and final show of 2017 - supporting Hammerhai on their 20th anniversary.
Wed 10 Jan 2018 DüSSELDORF - Pitcher
TVOM! TV Smith & Vom Ritchie with special guest Thomas Schneider play the first of two consecutive dates at the Pitcher. Sure to sell out - advance tickets strongly recommended.
Thu 11 Jan 2018 DüSSELDORF - Pitcher
TVOM! TV Smith & Vom Ritchie with special guest Thomas Schneider. Sure to sell out - advance tickets strongly recommended.
Fri 12 Jan 2018 LEIPZIG - Stoned
TVOM! TV Smith & Vom Ritchie with special guest Thomas Schneider play the first of two consecutive nights at the Stoned bar. Sold out - check with venue before travelling.
Sat 13 Jan 2018 LEIPZIG - Stoned
TVOM! TV Smith & Vom Ritchie with special guest Thomas Schneider. Sold out - check with venue before travelling.
Sun 14 Jan 2018 BUXTEHUDE - Rebel's Choice
TVOM! Sold out - check with venue before travelling in case any tickets have become available on the door.
UK
Sat 20 Jan 2018 LONDON - Borderline
TV supports Dr Feelgood.
Thu 25 Jan 2018 NORTHWICH - Salty Dog
Support from Arms And Hearts, and Enda McCallon
Fri 26 Jan 2018 BOLTON - Alma Arms
Support from Dog Coffee.
Sat 27 Jan 2018 SUNDERLAND - Pop Recs
An up close and personal gig from TV at the Pop Recs coffee shop and gallery.
Sun 28 Jan 2018 NOTTINGHAM - Foremans
With Arturo Bassick, Verbal Warning and Static Kill. Big line up for a small venue. If it's not already sold out, it soon will be - get in fast if you want a ticket for this!
Germany
Thu 15 Feb 2018 DüSSELDORF - Zakk
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers support the UK Subs with a "Best Of Adverts" set.
Fri 16 Feb 2018 HAMBURG - Hafenklang
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Best of TV"
Sat 17 Feb 2018 HANNOVER - Bei Chez Heinz
After his solo gig here on the 30th December - a swift return for TV to Bei Chez Heinz, this time with the Bored Teenagers playing a "Best Of" set.
Sun 18 Feb 2018 HALLE - Vl Ludwigstrasse
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Best Of TV"
Mon 19 Feb 2018 CHEMNITZ - Subway To Peter
TV Smith & The Bored Teenagers play "Best of TV"

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.
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.

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

10 Dec 17 - Setlists
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