Warhol Bringing Legendary NYC Band Television to Pittsburgh in September


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Here’s one you probably did not see coming:

The Andy Warhol Museum has announced that legendary New York City band Television will play a rare North American show at the Carnegie Music Hall on Sept. 25.

Tickets are $30; $25 members and students. Details are available at www.warhol.org.

The concert originated from frontman Tom Verlaine’s solo performance here in October as part of “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.” Warhol performance curator Ben Harrison simply asked about the possibility of a Television show here and the singer-guitarist agreed.

The band, which was part of the burgeoning NYC punk scene in the mid-’70s with the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads, is beloved for its influential 1977 debut “Marquee Moon.”

The current lineup has Mr. Verlaine joined by longtime members Fred Smith (bass) and Billy Ficca (drums), with guitarist Jimmy Rip in place of Richard Lloyd. This lineup has been active since 2011 and is said to be working on a new album.

So far in 2015 Television only has a few dates announced, including Dublin and Calgary in June and Wales in August.


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