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Television to Play The Neptune This September; Tickets on Sale Friday

Television to Play The Neptune This September; Tickets on Sale Friday

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following show going on sale: Television, coming to The Neptune on September 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

Age Limit: All Ages. Price: $37.00 (not including fees). General Admission. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.

A dictionary entry for the word "influential" might easily place a picture of Television and stop there. The band has a devout following worldwide and has had a major effect on British post-punk rock as well as American indie rock.

Starting in New York's East Village in 1973, the band, consisting of Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Billy Ficca and Richard Lloyd, were at the center of the scene soon to be labeled punk. The band crystalized with the departure of Hell in 1975 and the addition of FrEd Smith on Bass.

Television's debut album released in February 1977 Marquee Moon was hailed by critics as one of the most striking and original recording debuts in years. The scissory, cascading guitar lines, the jabbing vocals, and the "psychotic calypso" drumming demonstrated that there was nothing punky or muddled about Television - it has the silvery clarity of a poised knife.

Various problems within the group led to a breakup later that year, with Verlaine and Lloyd pursuing solo careers.

In 1992 Television reunited to record a self-titled album that was well received by critics, who noted admiringly that the band's trademarks - brilliant guitar work, clever songwriting, and noirish lyrics - were all still in evidence. The reunited band did a world tour in 1993, including show's at the Glastonbury and All Tomorrow's Parties festivals in England.

In 2007, the band announced Richard Lloyd would be amicably leaving the group and guitarist Jimmy Rip, a collaborator on most of Verlaine's solo recordings and tours since 1981, would be taking his place.

2013... 40 years since the bands founding, has seen them more active than anytime in many years. Not only have they have just completed a sold out tour of South America and Asia, there is a new record in the works. Television is back.

Seattle Theatre Group's mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon. STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.



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