The Tubes On Tour Welcome Back to the UK

The Tubes On Tour Welcome Back to the UK

The Tubes On Tour Welcome Back to the UK

With dates around the U.K. Including dates supporting ALICE COOPER

In 1977 The Tubes toured the UK, but many of their shows were banned due to British censorship. In February 1978 they released the ground-breaking live album What Do You Want From Live – recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in November 1977, followed by their UK television debut on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

“We’re thrilled to return to the country that started it all for us,” says 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.”

The news of the UK tour dovetails with the August 11th release of The Tubes: “The A&M Years” Box Set which includes the band’s first five studio albums. The box set can be ordered from Amazon UK HERE.

The band’s over-the-top theatrical visual live performances are known to rock fans worldwide for their quasi-pornographic and satiric take on the media, consumerism, and politics, celebrated by lead singer Fee Waybill’s deranged on-stage characters, including the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged out British glam rock star Quay Lewd.

The current line-up of The Tubes features four original members – Fee Waybill (lead vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Rick Anderson (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums), plus David Medd (keyboards), the latter has played with the band since 2006.

One thing is a certainty the evening will be a non-stop rollercoaster ride of theatrics and great music.

The Tubes On Tour Welcome Back to the UK



Southampton, Engine Rooms – Saturday 4th November 2017
Tickets: £27.50 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Online: – Venue: 0800 688 9311

Bristol, The Fleece  – Sunday 5th November 2017
Tickets: £27.50 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Online: See Tickets 
– Venue: 0117 945 0996

Reading, Sub 89 – Monday 6th November 2017

Tickets: £27.50 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Online: See Tickets – Venue: 01189 595 395

Newcastle, Boiler Shop – Thursday 9th November 2017

Tickets: £28 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Online:  Ticket ABC or We Got Tickets  

Edinburgh, The Liquid Room – Friday 10th November 2017
Tickets: £28 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Online: Ticket ABC

Leeds, First Direct Arena – Saturday 11th November 2017

(*supporting Alice Cooper) 
Tickets from £46.30 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Tickets:  AXS / Eventim

Glasgow, The SSE Hydro – Sunday 12th November 2017
(*supporting Alice Cooper)
Tickets: £45.40 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Tickets: The SSE Hydro / AXS
Box Office: 0800 952 0110 

Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena – Tuesday 14th November 2017  
(*supporting Alice Cooper)
Tickets from £45.80 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Tickets: Barclay Card Arena 
Box Office: 0844 338 8222

Manchester, Arena – Wednesday 15th November 2017

(*supporting Alice Cooper)
Tickets: £44.75 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Tickets: Eventim 
 /  AXS
Box Office: 0844 847 8000

London, SSE Wembley Arena – Thursday 16th November 2017

(*supporting Alice Cooper)
Tickets: £46.75 and £55.75 (Inc. booking fee)
Book Tickets:  AXS

Norwich, The Waterfront – Friday 17th November 2017 

Tickets: £27.50 (Inc. Booking Fee)
Book Tickets:  The Waterfront 

Box Office: 01603 508 050

Bluesdoodles are delighted The Tubes are back in the U.K. 

We reviewed the show at The Globe in Cardiff   – “What to expect from the Tubes? Expect the Unexpected, they will challenge, make you laugh and sing along, every tour is different this was a technicolour delight with references to the movies Tarantino meets Brando. Till the next time, you come to entertain us. Thank you for the music and fun”.  Read more …..

 Read what we talked about when Liz chatted to Fee HERE

The Tubes On Tour Welcome Back to the UK

ELO AGAIN Saturday 20th September @ St David's Hall Cardiff

ELO Again - Cardiff - Sept 2014 - DSC_8731lSaturday night in Cardiff and St David’s Hall was packed to the rafters as people swarmed to see ELO Again. They wanted to relive the days of dancing along to ELO Again, and many memories were re-kindled by the look of the happy, smiling on their feet, dancing in the aisles audience by the end of the show… St David’s Hall was rocking tonight.

ELO Again - Cardiff - Sept 2014 - DSC_8739lThe whole experience was a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert, with the light show for the opening number Eldorado -Spaceship with Shooting Stars, Expanding Star and black moon combined with the eight piece band providing the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations full of depth and tone, comprising two keyboards, two Cello’s, and violinist, bass, guitar and drums driving the beat from the back. The tracks were what everyone wanted to hear including Standing In The Rain; Diary of Horace Wimp with excellent video animation working a treat and was suitably haunting. Wild West Hero had great images of cowboys across the back of the stage, rekindling memories of the video when the single was released back in early 1978.

ELO Again - Cardiff - Sept 2014 - DSC_8925lDuring the second set we were treated to the Blue Sky Singers to provided a choral backdrop for Confusion, they added another layer of sound to fill the auditorium and it also worked a teat.

ELO Again, certainly knew how to entertain and the violin solo certainly hit the hearts of the audience with a great rendition of ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ which had the crowd singing with passion and fervour. The version of Mr Blue Sky bought the original sound across the auditorium and the dancing fans up on their feet. The encore was full of energy with two tracks, Don’t Bring Me Down; certainly ELO Again brought every one’s mood up as they finished with Roll Over Beethoven.

ELO Again brought the age of glam rock to be re-heard in the 21st Century as they delivered the songs of Jeff Lynne as they paid tribute to ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and unforgettable classics.

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