NEWS: The Tubes 40th Anniversary Tour

NEWS: The Tubes 40th Anniversary Tour

thetubes_albumIt is hard to believe that forty years have now elapsed since The Tubes blew out of San Fransisco with a sound that was lodged somewhere between glam rock and punk and an accompanying live act that embraced scandal, satire and overt sexuality and had morally outraged local councillors diving for cover in their efforts to get their shows banned. If you think of some hugely overblown hybrid of Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls you may just about start to get The Tubes’ picture. It was, and still is, big on energy, high drama, grand theatre and good old fashioned rock’n’roll.

In less than a week’s time The Tubes embark on the UK leg of their 40th anniversary tour with the first of their nine dates scheduled for next Monday at The Fleece in Bristol. The current five-man line-up of the band features four original members – Fee Waybill (lead vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Rick Anderson (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums) – and also has David Medd (keyboards), who has played with the band since 2006.

Expect to hear ‘What Do You Want From Life?’, ‘Mondo Bondage’, ‘Sushi Girl’, ‘Talk To Ya Later’, their monster 1983 single ‘She’s A Beauty’ and the controversial song that had originally seen them break the UK market six years earlier, ‘White Punks On Dope’ (see below).

Full UK tour and ticketing details:

BRISTOL, THE FLEECE
MONDAY 3rd AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £27.50 / BOX OFFICE: 0117 945 0996
BOOK ONLINE: SEE TICKETS, BRISTOL TICKET SHOP, GIGANTIC
DOORS: 17:30
12 THOMAS STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6JJ
http://thefleece.co.uk

BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
TUESDAY 4th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £26.50 + BOOKING FEE / BOX OFFICE: 01273 673 311
BOOK ONLINE: Concorde 2
DOORS: 19:30
MADEIRA DRIVE, BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, BN2 1EN
www.concorde2.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, THE BROOK
THURSDAY 6th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £22.00 ADVANCE / £25.00 ON THE DOOR
BOOK ONLINE: WE GOT TICKETS / DOORS: 20:00
BOX OFFICE: 02380 555 366 / 1-7pm MONDAY-SATURDAY
466 PORTSWOOD ROAD, SOUTHMAMPTON, SO17 3SD
www.the-brook.com

LONDON, CLAPHAM GRAND
FRIDAY 7th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £25.00 (Stalls), £30.00 (Circle) + Booking Fee
BOX OFFICE: 020 7223 6523  / BOOK ONLINE: AGMP, EVENTIM
EMAIL: info@claphamgrand.com / DOORS: 19:00
21-25 ST JOHN’S HILL, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, LONDON, SW11 1TT
www.claphamgrand.com

MANCHESTER, CLUB ACADEMY
SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £25.00 + BOOKING FEE
BOX OFFICE: 0161 275 2930 / BOOK ONLINE: AGMP, TICKETLINE, EVENTIM
DOORS: 19:30
OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER, M13 9PR
www.manchesteracademy.net

GLASGOW, THE ART SCHOOL
SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £23.00 + BOOKING FEE
BOOK ONLINE: SYNERGY CONCERTS / DOORS: 19:30
GSA STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, 20 SCOTT STREET, GLASGOW, G3 6PE
www.theartschool.co.uk

LEEDS, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £25.00 + BOOKING FEE
BOOK ONLINE: SEE TICKETS, WE GOT TICKETS, JUMBO RECORDS, CRASH RECORDS
BOX OFFICE: 0113 275 2411 / DOORS: 19:30
33 QUEEN’S ROAD, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, LS6 1NY
www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

EDINBURGH, LIQUID ROOMS
WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £23.00 + BOOKING FEE
BOOK ONLINE: TICKETWEB, SYNGERY CONCERTS
BOX OFFICE: 0131 225 2564 / DOORS: 19:00
9c VICTORIA STREET, EDINBURGH, EH1 2HE
www.liquidroom.com

WOLVERHAMPTON, ROBIN 2
THURSDAY 13th AUGUST 2015
TICKETS: £22.5O (ADVANCE), £25.00 (ON THE DOOR)
BOOK ONLINE: ROBIN 2 / BOX OFFICE: 01902 401 211
20-28 MOUNT PLEASANT, BILSTON, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

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