LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — San Francisco-based punk rock legends The Tubes announced that they will be marking their 40th anniversary with a 9-date tour of the UK, starting in August.
The tour kicks off at Bristol, The Fleece on August 3, followed Brighton Concorde 2 (August 4), Southampton, The Brook (August 6), London Clapham Grand (August 7), Manchester Club Academy (August 8), Glasgow, The Art School (August 9), Leeds Brudenell Arts Club (August 11), Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (August 12), and Wolverhampton Robin 2 (August 13).
The band is known for their theatrical live shows that include satires of media consumerism, and politics.
The Tubes are best remembered for their 1983 single She's a Beauty, a top 3 U.S. hit single bolstered by a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV. The current five-man 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 who's played with the band since 2006. The upcoming tour will see The Tubes perform their classics including What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later, She?s A Beauty and White Punks On Dope.