THE TUBES featuring FEE WAYBILL

The Tubes

The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band that used a mix of progressive rock theater, multimedia, and scathing social criticism of America's television culture. The original line up consisted of Fee Waybil (Vocals), Rick Anderson (Bass), Prairie Prince (Drums), Roger Steen (Guitar and Vocals), Vince Welnick (Keyboards), and Michael Cotten (Synthesizer). Their live performances were surreal vaudeville shows in which songs became full fledged production numbers. The Tubes scored their first hit "White Punks on Dope" on their self-titled debut album released on A&M records. Their second album, “Young And Rich”, included their second hit single – the suggestive duet “Don't Touch Me There”. The Tubes released three more albums on A&M before being dropped in 1982. Capitol Records signed the Tubes upon their release from A&M and the Tubes released their most successful album to date, the concept album “The Completion Backward Principle”. “The Completion Backward Principle” contained the hits, “Don't Want To Wait Anymore”, “Sushi Girl” and the classic rock staple “Talk To You Later”. Their next release on Capitol was "Outside Inside" which featured the top 10 US single “She's A Beauty”. In 1985 The Tubes released “Love Bomb”. The album was not a commercial success and years of expensive tours left the band a half million dollars in debt. Capitol dropped the Tubes and lead singer Fee Waybill left the band.
The years that followed saw several personnel changes in the band, with Waybill ultimately returning to the band in the 1990's. While the Tubes have continued to release music, the fame and notoriety of the late 70's and early 80's remain as the bands true legacy.

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Performing Iconic “'Completion Backward Principle'” Album In Its Entirety! Legendary Theatrical Stage Show Will Feature Singer Fee Waybill’s Famed Quay Lewd Character, Greatest Hits.

The Tubes, the San Francisco band which pioneered theatrics in rock ‘n’ roll long before MTV and music video made it fashionable, will embark on a national tour in which, for the first time, they will perform their hit 1981 album, The Completion Backward Principle – their first for Capitol Records, produced by Grammy-winner David Foster – in its entirety. Led by lead singer Fee Waybill – known for an array of characters which include iconic, glam-rocking, stacked-heel vocalist Quay Lewd and punk parody Johnny Bugger – The Tubes’ current line-up also includes original members; drummer Prairie Prince, guitarist Roger Steen and bassist Rick Anderson along with longtime keyboardist David Medd

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