TELEVISION: two stops in Italy in March 2016

After their concert in the extraordinary setting of the Roman Theatre in Fiesole, Television return to Italy: appointment Tuesday 29 March 2016 at Orion Live Club in Ciampino (RM) e Thursday 31 March at Live Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (MI). The two shows will be different: on the Ciampino date, the Television will perform live their legendary album 'Marquee Moon'while in Trezzo they will present an overview of their 40-year career. Pre-sales are available at circuit Ticketone and points of sale Vivaticket.

I Television formed in New York in late 1973, from the meeting of singer/guitarist Tom Verlaine with the drummer Bily Ficcathe bass player Richard Hell (later replaced by Fred Smith) and guitarist Richard Lloyd. The band began performing at a club on Bowery Street: a club destined to go down in rock history, the legendary CBGBwhich would soon become a meeting place for punk and new wave artists such as Patti Smith, Blondie, Ramones e Talking Heads. After releasing the self-produced single 'Little Johnny Jewel' (1975), i Television attracted the attention of several major labels and, in 1977, released their debut album 'Marquee Moon' with the Elektra Records. In the USA, the album was received with great critical acclaim, although it failed to attract a large audience; in the UK, on the contrary, it reached No. 28 in the charts and sold out at all stages of the ensuing theatre tour. In 1978, the band's second album was released, 'Adventure' (Elektra Records)but a few months later the formation suddenly disbanded.

In 1991 the Television reformed and recorded the eponymous album for the Capitol Records. Since then, the band has continued to perform sporadically around the world. In 2007 Richard Lloyd left the band and was replaced by Jimmy Ripa former collaborator of Tom Verlaine since the early 1980s.

I Television are Tom Verlaine (vocals and guitar), Jimmy Rip (guitar and backing vocals), Fred Smith (bass and backing vocals) and Billy Ficca (battery).


Tuesday 29 March 2016 - Performing 'MARQUEE MOON

Ciampino (RM), Orion Live Club - via John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 52

Doors open at 20.00 / Concerts start at 22.30

Standing room only: € 25.00 + prev. / € 30 at the box office on the evening of the concert


Thursday 31 March 2016

Trezzo sull'Adda (MI), Live Club - via Giuseppe Mazzini, 58

Standing room only: € 26.00 + prev. / € 30 at the box office on the evening of the concert


Tickets available on the circuit Ticketone and related resales from Monday 7 December.