Perform their 1985 masterpiece..



July 21-23, 2022


For THREE NIGHTS ONLY legendary pop-synth duo CVK (Clever and Vainglorious Kings) return to their Greek God personae to perform their 1985 LP EXTENDED PLAY

...in its entirety!

Come celebrate the re-release of this landmark New Wave classic - live and in person for the first time in 36 years!

Three Nights Only!!!

July 21 at 7 pm
July 22 at 8:30 pm
July 23 at 8:30 pm


Waterfire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI


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Clever and Vainglorious Kings (1984-86)

In 1986, the legendary, but short lived new wave duo CVK (Clever and Vainglorious Kings) played their final show at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. The band had produced only one four song EP and two full length records, and then disbanded as suddenly as they had come onto the scene. Dismissed by critics as "disco-tinged drivel" and "as pretentious as they are derivative,"  CVK achieved a cult status for their live shows, in which their musical performances were interwoven with political commentary, tales from their own personal narratives and (most quizzically) theatrical reenactments of Greek myths. By the release of their second and final album in 1985, the two had, in fact, assumed the characters of the Greek gods Artemis and Apollo, characters they would maintain both on and off the stage until their disbandment and subsequent disappearance the following year.

In the summer of 2022, CVK will reunite for one final show. With this show, their press release claims, CVK "resume their roles as the prophets, seers and bringers of light that every generation needs."

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