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T U B E S - FAQ Updated: 2012
Over the years, many of you have sent us your feedback and questions via email. Here are the most frequently asked questions -- and their answers.

 Tubes Shows
 Where will The Tubes be playing next?
 When will The Tubes be playing in [City/State/Country]?
 Can you let me know when The Tubes will be playing in [City/State/Country]?
 I've heard about or seen a show advertised, but you don't have it listed on your web site. Why not?
 Where can I buy tickets to an upcoming Tubes show?

 Merch
 T-shirts
 Where can I buy Tubes T-shirts?
 CD's
 Where can I buy Tubes CD's?
 Where can I find "Young & Rich" on CD?
 Where can I find "Now" on CD?
 Is the song "Gonna Get It Next Time" available on CD?
 Is the song "Rock and Roll Hospital" available on CD?
 Videos/DVDs
 Which Tubes videos have been released on DVD?
 When will the Wild West Show DVD be released in the US?
 I live in the US. How can I play the Wild West Show PAL DVD?
 What other Tubes videos have been released?
 In what other movies/videos have The Tubes appeared?
 Where can I buy Tubes videos?
 Other
 Can you send me an autographed photo of the band?
 Okay, can you just send me photos of the band?

Tubes Shows
  • Where will The Tubes be playing next?   [top]


  • When will The Tubes be playing in [City/State/Country]?   [top]


  • Can you let me know when The Tubes will be playing in [City/State/Country]?   [top]

      Yes! We'd be happy to send you emails when new shows are confirmed, and when there's Tubes News to report. Our email distribution list is worldwide, so you'll get information about all Tubes happenings. To subscribe, submit your email address here.

  • I've heard about or seen a show advertised, but you don't have it listed on your web site. Why not?   [top]

      We only post confirmed shows on the Upcoming Shows page, and we get our information from The Tubes Management. If you hear of a show that we don't have listed, it's because The Tubes Management does not consider the show confirmed.

      It is quite possible that the gig will eventually be confirmed, but it is also possible that the show will not be confirmed and the band will not perform at that advertised event.

      Bottom line: When a show is confirmed, it will be posted on the Upcoming Shows page and announced in The Tubes Inner Circle Newsletter. If a show doesn't eventually get posted on the Upcoming Shows page, it's not going to happen!


  • Where can I buy tickets to an upcoming Tubes show?   [top]

      When a show is posted on the web site, we include the information that's available at that time, i.e. web site URL, venue address, phone number, ticket purchase info, etc.. In many cases, more event information becomes available after a show has been posted, and then the Upcoming Shows page is updated. So, if a show has been announced and you don't see the information that you need, check back for updates or contact the venue directly.

Merch: T-Shirts
  • Where can I buy Tubes T-shirts?   [top]

      Folks in the US can purchase Tubes T-shirts from the Merch page.

      In addition, Tubes T-shirts are typically available for purchase at Tubes shows. So, don't spend all your money on drinks, save some for a shirt!


Merch: CD's
  • Where can I buy Tubes CD's?   [top]

      Tubes CD's are available at most retail CD outlets. You can also buy Tubes CD's from the e-tailers listed on our Links page.

  • Where can I find "Young & Rich" on CD?   [top]

      "Young & Rich" was released by A&M on CD in 1988, but it is now out of print.

      However, in 2003, all of the "Young & Rich" tracks were released on the CD "White Punks on Dope".


  • Where can I find "Now" on CD?   [top]

      Right here:

      Information about the release "Now" can be found on the Discography.

  • Is the song "Gonna Get It Next Time" available on CD?   [top]

      We've heard that it's on the "Premium Gold" compilation CD, but we haven't been able to get a copy of the CD to verify.

  • Is the song "Rock and Roll Hospital" available on CD?   [top]

      "Rock and Roll Hospital" is not available on CD. That song is on a double-LP bootleg/promo called "The Tubes in Rock & Roll Hospital". We've seen 2 versions, one pressed on black vinyl and the other on bloodwax vinyl. Where can you find the booleg? Sorry, we can't help you with that one.

Merch: Videos
  • Which Tubes videos have been released on DVD?   [top]

    • the tubesThe Tubes Wild West Show
      Year: 2005   Format: DVD, PAL(EU) format   Available
      Recorded live at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire in December 2004. Includes performances of new Tubes songs Mad Cow Auctioneer, My Asylum, Life is Pain, and Talking to the Moon. Complete track list

      This DVD will play in PAL (European) or multi-format DVD players. Scroll down for more information about playing this DVD in the US.

    • DVD: Amazon
      DVD + Wild West Show CD: Amazon


  • When will the Wild West Show DVD be released in the US?   [top]

    • We have not been informed of a US release date. Once the release date is known, we will post it on the web site and announce it in a newsletter.

      Scroll down for more information about playing this DVD in the US.


  • I live in the US. How can I play the Wild West Show PAL DVD?   [top]

    • The Wild West Show DVD is available in the PAL format. This format will play on European DVD players and multi-format players. Check to see if your DVD player will accept the PAL format.

      In addition, a number of computer DVD applications will play mulitple formats. There is a database on a Tubes Yahoo!Group that shows some Platform/OS/DVD applications that will play the DVD. Go to the Database section of this Tubes Yahoo!Group for more information.


  • What other Tubes videos have been released?   [top]

    • The Tubes: Live At The Greek
      Year: 1979, 1991   Format: VHS   Available
      Taped at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA during the Remote Control Tour. Includes performances of TV is King, Don't Touch Me There, What Do You Want From Life, No Way Out, Telecide, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope, Baba O'Riley, and The Kids Are All Right.

    • VHS:


    • The Tubes Video
      Year: 1981   Format: VHS, Laserdisc   Out-of-print
      Concept video / music videos. Includes Think About Me, Matter of Pride, Sports Fans, Amnesia, Mr. Hate, Mondo Bondage, Don't Want To Wait Anymore, Business, Talk To Ya Later, Sushi Girl, Let's Make Some Noise, Weebee Dance, and White Punks on Dope.



  • In what other movies/videos have The Tubes appeared?   [top]

      Members of The Tubes have made appearances in these movies/videos.

    • Cracking Up
      Year: 1977   Format: VHS   Available
      What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster.
      Note: This is not the 1983 Jerry Lewis movie of the same name.

    • VHS:


    • Alice Cooper & Friends
      Year: 1977   Format: VHS   Out-of-print
      A TV concert special showcasing performances by Alice Cooper and supporting acts. Filmed June 19, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, this special was broadcast in September 1977 on US television.


    • Xanadu
      Year: 1980   Format: VHS, DVD   Available
      The Tubes perform the song, Dancin' in the movie. Choreography by Kenny Ortega.

    • DVD: Amazon, VHS: Amazon


    • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
      Year: 1982   Format: DVD   Available
      Fee and Vince appear in the band The Metal Corpses.

    • DVD: Amazon


    • Sexy Shorts
      Year: 1984   Format: VHS   Out-of-print
      Includes the music videos for "Sports Fans" and "Mondo Bondage".


    • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
      Year: 1989   Format: VHS, DVD   Available
      Fee appears as one of "The Three Most Important People in the World".

    • DVD: Amazon, VHS: Amazon


  • Where can I buy Tubes videos?   [top]


      "The Wild West Show" DVD may be purchased on-line. This DVD will play in PAL (European) or multi-format DVD players. Read this topic for more information about playing this release in the US.
      the tubesThe Wild West Show
      DVD: Amazon

      "The Tubes: Live at The Greek" may be purchased on-line.
      The Tubes: Live At The Greek
      VHS:

      "The Tubes Video" is out-of-print. Search for it at used-video sources such as used-video stores, eBay, etc..

      Some of the videos where members of The Tubes have made an appearance, not necessarily a starring role, are available on-line.

      Cracking Up
      VHS:
      Xanadu
      DVD: Amazon, VHS: Amazon
      Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
      DVD: Amazon, VHS: Amazon

Merch: Other
  • Can you send me an autographed photo of the band?   [top]

      We're not in a position to send autographed photos of the band. However, the band generally signs autographs after a performance, so take a CD insert or album cover and you might be able to get an autograph or two.


  • Okay, can you just send me photos of the band?   [top]

      We're not in a position to send photos of the band to the fans. The photos on this web site are for display only, so you need to email the photographers if you'd like copies or permission to download or display them. A link to the photographer typically appears under each photograph.

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