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Richard Hell Tells Story | CD & Book | Tour Dates

Rhino Records will release Spurts: The Richard Hell Story on August 2nd, a twenty-one-track overview of Hell’s career in pioneering New York bands Television, the Heartbreakers and the Voidoids.

“I’ve wanted to compile these songs for a long time,” says Hell. “Now I can walk away and not look back.”

One of New York’s original punk rockers revisits the Seventies on “Spurts”


CLEVELAND, OH, Sat Jun 11, time TBA, free to CMJ and R & R Hall attendees
90 minute public interview conducted by Warren Zanes at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in association with the CMJ festival

LONDON, ENGLAND, Sat Jun 18, time 8pm, £12.50 GBP
solo full scale reading and book signing in the Purcell Room of the South Bank Centre as part of the Meltdown Festival, curated this year by Patti Smith (0870 401 8181)

NEW YORK, NY, Wed Jun 29, 7pm,
short reading and book signing at Barnes and Noble bookstore, 4 Astor Place (212 420-1322)

NEW YORK, NY, Thu Sep 8, 7pm
short reading and book signing at McNally Robinson booksellers, 52 Prince St. (212 274-1160)

SEATTLE, WA, Wed Sep 21, 7:30pm, $7, $5 members
solo full scale reading and book signing at Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. (206 322-7030)

PORTLAND, OR, Fri Sep 23, 7:30pm
short reading and book signing at Powell’s bookstore, 1005 W. Burnside (503 228-0540)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Tue Sep 27, time TBA
full scale reading at Make-Out Room (possible other reader to be announced), 3225 22nd St. (415 647-2888)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Thu Sep 29, 7pm
short reading and book signing at City Lights bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave. (415 362-8193)

VENICE, CA, Sat Oct 1, time TBA
full scale reading and book signing at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. (310 822-3006)

NEW YORK, NY, Wed Oct 26, 8pm, $8, $7 students and seniors, $5 members
full scale reading and book signing at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th St. (212 674-0910)

Read an interview with Richard Hell by BookSlut

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