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The Tubes – November 2017 UK tour

The Tubes return to the UK this November for six club dates, plus five arena concerts supporting Alice Cooper.

“We’re thrilled to return to the country that started it all for us,” said The Tubes’ frontman Fee Waybill. “I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world. The tour will be incredible fun.”

Renowned for their over-the-top theatrical visual live performances alongside a quasi-pornographic and satiric take on the media, consumerism, and politics, The Tubes released their first eponymous first album back in 1975, and it featured their shock rock anthem ‘White Punks On Dope’, an integral part of their live act to this day when Waybill takes on the role of the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged-out British glam rock star Quay Lewd.

Fittingly in time for their UK appearances, The Tubes: “The A&M Years” Box Set was released this August featuring as it does the band’s first five studio albums. The box set can be ordered from Amazon UK.

THE TUBES – NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR (*Supporting Alice Cooper)

 Southampton Engine Rooms: Saturday 4 November

Bristol, The Fleece: Sunday 5 November

Reading Sub 89: Monday 6 November

Newcastle, Boiler Shop: Thursday 9 November

Edinburgh, The Liquid Room: Friday 10 November

*Leeds, First Direct Arena: Saturday 11 November

*Glasgow, The SSE Hydro: Sunday 12 November

*Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena: Tuesday 14 November        

*Manchester Arena: Wednesday 15 November

*London, SSE Wembley Arena: Thursday 16 November

Norwich, The Waterfront: Friday 17 November

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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