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Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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The Tubes’ Fee Waybill On October 2019’s Shows In New York City, Plans For 2020, Polo & More

As led by singer Fee Waybill since 1972, The Tubes have scored plenty of hit songs, including “She’s A Beauty,” “Talk To Ya Later,” “White Punks On Dope” and “Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore.” Waybill has experienced further acclaim in working with the Foo Fighters, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Kenny Loggins, Vixen and Richard Marx, beyond appearing in Xanadu and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

One of the first theatrical rock bands, The Tubes have been innovators in every sense possible. In turn, they are the rare sort of band that would have played theme parks, had an MTV concert special, opened for Led Zeppelin, appeared on the SCTV‘s TV show, and also appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. In other words, with The Tubes, it’s always been a mix of pop and the avant-garde.

I spoke with Fee Waybill by phone on October 21, 2019 — as New York City’s legendary Iridium — as partially transcribed for Sportskeeda — and among the topics that came up within our early-evening conversation:

– His group’s shows at New York City’s New York City’s legendary Iridium
– His appreciation of The Tubes’ The Completion Backward Principle album
– His love for the sport of polo
– Participating in 2019’s Lost 80’s Live! tour
– Working with Live Nation
– 2020 plans for The Tubes

More on Fee Waybill and the other members of The Tubes can be found online by visiting www.thetubes.com and/or www.facebook.com/TheFeeWaybill.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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