They're cited regularly as the main influence (to the point of paint-by-numbers plagiarism in some cases) to the likes of The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand, they are Television, and they partake in a European tour in June. The tour includes a shows at London ULU June 23rd, Glasgow The Arches on 24th, Dublin (venue tbc) 25th and then Glastonbury Festival on June 27th.
The seminal 70s art-punkers reformed back in 2001, and their last peformance in the UK was at David Bowie's Meltdown Festival in 2002. They also re-issued their classic LP 'Marquee Moon' last year. And there was even talk on Pitchfork last year about the band going back into the studio to work on new material.
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