70′s influential rock band Television, have officially confirmed a return to the live circuit in 2015 with an Academy Dublin headline show scheduled for this coming June 2015. In association with MCD Promotions, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Television will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Friday the 12th of June 2015. Tickets for Television live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €32 (including booking fee) and will be on sale from 9am on Friday the 20th of March 2015 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Television live at The Academy in Dublin this coming June 2015.
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Television were one of the most innovative bands to emerge from New York’s underground scene of the mid-70s, creating an influential new guitar vocabulary. Guitarists Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd didn’t quite follow the accepted rock structures for improvisation – they removed the blues while retaining the raw energy of garage rock, adding complex, lyrical solo lines that recalled both jazz and rock. With its angular rhythms and fluid leads, Television‘s music always went in unconventional directions, laying the groundwork for many of the guitar-based post-punk pop groups of the late ’70s and ’80s.
Nearly 14 years after their breakup, Television re-formed in late 1991, recording a new, self-titled album for Capitol Records. The reunited band began its comeback with a performance at England’s Glastonbury summer festival in 1992, releasing ‘Television‘ a couple of months later. The album received good reviews, as did the tour that followed.
They have since continued to play sporadically doing Noise Pop Festival in Chicago, ATP in the UK and LA and various shows in Europe, Japan and South America. In 2007 Lloyd left the band and they were joined by Jimmy Rip who had played with Tom since 1981 on all his tours and recordings.
This new line-up has since played New York, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Japan and Korea.
Television members now include -
Tom Verlaine: guitar & lead vocals
Jimmy Rip: guitar & backing vocal
Fred Smith: Bass & backing vocal
Billy Ficca: Drums
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