09/04/16 Kingston, NY BSP Lounge
09/06/16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
09/08/16 Hopscotch Music Festival
09/10/16 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
10/16/16 Desert Daze Festival
10/18/16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
10/21/16 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
They made their live debut at Townhouse Theatre, New York, NY in 1974.
Television was one of the first bands to play legendary music club CBGB in New York’s East Village.
On their official Facebook page, the band identifies with three musical genres: post- punk, new wave & rock.
Some of the band’s influences include The Rolling Stones and jazz icon Miles Davis. Television’s musical style is less bluesy and more about garage rock and jazz. One of their trademarks is their tendency toward lengthy guitar jams between lead and rhythm guitar.
In 1975, Television’s demo was turned down by Island Records, but the band was undeterred. They released the single “Little Johnny Jewel” on their own label- Ork- and the song became an underground hit. They signed with Elektra Records in 1976 and their debut album, Marquee Moon, was released in 1977.
Television broke up not long after the release of their sophomore album, Adventure (1978) to pursue solo careers or to join other bands.
Television briefly re-formed in 1991, signed with Capitol Records and released their third studio album, Television (1992).
Television disbanded once again in 1993, but the band continues to play together on and off.
Television provided inspiration for guitar-based post-punk bands of the late 70s and 80s, synth pop bands of the 80s and indie rock bands of the 90s.
On September 10, 2016, Television will play the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. A whole lot of people in Athens- a town known for its own collection of seminal bands, many of whom credit Television as an influence- are eagerly anticipating this show. Tickets are available through the Georgia Theatre’s website: georgiatheatre.com.
Chris Stamey (Alex Chilton, Sneakers, the dB’s) will open for Television.
Fans eagerly anticipate the as-yet-to-be-determined release of Television’s latest- a ‘secret’ album, recorded in 2007 and awaiting the finishing touches of vocals and mixing. We are told we can expect to hear many of these new tracks live at the show.