Visionary '70s band Television who are reuniting in England next month for their first show since 1993 also have scheduled a U.S. show for May at the Noise Pop Chicago festival.
The five-day festival, to be held in the Windy City from May 9 to 13, will feature Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo and Creeper Lagoon, the festival's publicist said Wednesday (March 21).
Other confirmed performers are Anti-Pop Consortium, Autechre, the BellRays, Couch, Eleventh Dream Day, Goldfrapp, Jah Wobble & Deep Space, Konishi Yasuharu of Pizzicato Five, Luke Vibert, Mike Ladd, Saul Williams, Sonic Sum and Suicide.
More bands will be announced. For updates, fans can check www.noisepop.com.
Yo La Tengo and Eleventh Dream Day will play the opening event, at Metro on May 9.
Television's first scheduled show is set for April 8 at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England. They also have shows in Gijon, Spain, scheduled for April 12 and in London on April 15.
The band singer/guitarist Tom Verlaine, guitarist Richard Lloyd, bassist Fred Smith and drummer Billy Ficca was at the center of New York's CBGB punk scene in the 1970s. Television broke up in 1978, after releasing their second album, Adventure. They regrouped to record 1992's Television but disbanded the following year.