Television To Play First U.S. Dates Since 2007

Seminal NYC rockers Television haven’t performed in the U.S. since 2007, but that will change in November when Tom Verlaine and Co. play three shows in America.

Over the course of the five years between 1973 and 1978, before they originally broke up, the Verlaine/Richard Hell-led band brought a level of technical proficiency to raw rock that hadn’t been seen up until that point. Look no further than the iconic dual lead guitar riffs that are at the heart of the band’s best known song, “Marquee Moon,” to see what made Television so special…

Television will play San Francisco’s The Independent on November 5 before heading to the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA for their first Southeastern U.S. show since 1993 on November 7. The brief run comes to an end with an appearance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest some time between November 8 and 10. The group, which currently consists of Verlaine, Billy Ficca, Fred Smith and Jimmy Ripa, will also play a handful of shows outside of the US including the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the UK and the ATP Release The Bats festival in Australia.