The Tubes, the San Francisco-based art rock band, whose eponymous 1975 debut album included the rock anthem “White Punks on Dope,” celebrates their triumphant return to the UK with their “MONDO PULP TOUR on 7th October.
“We’re thrilled to be coming back to the country that started it all for us,” says the Tubes frontman Fee Waybill.
The band’s theatrical showcase 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.
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. The Tubes features four original members - Fee Waybill (lead vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Rick Anderson (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums), plus David Medd (keyboards), who has played with the Tubes since 2006.
The Mondo Pulp tour is a fantastic tribute to the Pulp Art era. The material will be different, but the Tubes will perform all the hits and fan favourites including What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later, She’s A Beauty and White Punks On Dope.
The Tubes – Mondo Pulp October 2016 UK Tour
London, Under The Bridge
Manchester Club Academy
Great British Alt Music Festival Sunday 9 October
Bristol, The Fleece
Plymouth, The Hub
Cardiff The Globe
Brighton Concorde 2
Southampton, The Brook
Wolverhampton Robin 2
Glasgow, The Art School