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This is the official Wire site. From 1977's Pink Flag to the band's most recent album, Wire, legendary art-combo Wire have created a unique body of work. Subverting genres, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms continue to work on new material, regularly confounding expectations.

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We have a bounty of DRILLS! On the main page of you can now CHOOSE YOUR DRILL- either the newly launched DRILL : CHICAGO June 11-13 - full line up here or the previously announced DRILL : LEXINGTON April 14-18.

It is now also possible to stream the New album WIRE in its entirety - either from or Which one works will be dependent on your location.

DRILL : LEXINGTON - Full Lineup - NEW Track UPMar 12


The full line-up of DRILL : LEXINGTON can now be announced. Brought to you by a the team of The Quietus, The Lexington & Wire who were also responsible for DRILL : LONDON the latest edition of the festival with no fixed City, Date or Format comes perfectly formed and Lexington sized! Each night Wire will host a different support band in a way that echoes DRILL : FESTIVAL's roots in 2 nights at the Lexington in November 2010. See below for Lineup and ticket links.

Alongside the announcement we are making a further track from the new album WIRE available to stream on Soundcloud. The track is entitled Split Your Ends


In addition we have just now added 2 dates to the US tour
Portland OR, Dantes - May 26th
Millvale PA, Mr Smalls Theatre - June 7th

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Upcoming Wire gigs

  • July 30: Bolognetti Rocks Festival, Bologna, Italy Book tickets
  • July 31: Arena Parco Castelli, Brescia, Italy - FREE FESTIVAL
  • Aug 08: Absolutely Free Festival, Genk, Belgium - FREE FESTIVAL
  • Oct 22: West End Centre, Aldershot, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 23: Mono, Falmouth, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 24: Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK Book tickets

View past gigs in the gigography

More recent Wire news

New album!Feb 11


Today, Wire's new album - simply entitled WIRE - is being launched. You can right now stream the track "Joust & Jostle" at Noisey and pre-order from pinkflag mail order. We are also announcing a UK tour (including DRILL : LEXINGTON) and a US tour. You can read more about the album HERE.

6 Music Festival Jan 27


Today we are able to share that we will be part of the 2015 6 Music festival line up. The show will be in the main concourse at the Sage in Gateshead. More info can be found here. For those who cannot get to Gateshead the show will be filmed and be able to view under the red button as well as online.

Watch this space for further announcements

UK datesJan 09, 2015


Today we are announcing a couple of UK dates:

19th February 2015 - The Musician, Leicester
20th February 2015 - Unity, Wakefield

There will be plenty more announcements in 2015 but for now that's all we can say, apart from all the best for 2015!

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