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This is the official Wire site. From 1977's Pink Flag to the band's most recent album, Change Becomes Us, 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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October 19, 2013DRILL : SEATTLE
We can now finally resolve the mystery of the "missing" West Coast dates with the announcement, first carried on Pitchfork of the 2nd edition of Wire's festival DRILL to take place in the US city of Seattle. The Festival, to take place on the 21-23 November will be at the end of a short run up the West Coast with support provided by Chastity Belt, who like Xaviers in the UK & Traams on the EU dates have been personally chosen by Wire. The Portland date will be a co-headliner with Helmet, Page Hamilton being an old friend of the band, even having played on Object 47.
The Festival will feature some of the quirky Wire elements from the London edition including - The "in"famous Pinkflag Guitar Orchestra (closing the bill on the 23rd @ Neumos), the collaborative Drill (with Earth on the 21st @ Barboza) and Wire "unnanounced" opening the bill for another band (you'll have to figure that one out yourselves!).
More news to follow!
Upcoming Wire gigs
- Feb 19th: The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
- Feb 20th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
- Feb 21st: Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
- Feb 22nd: Jive, Adelaide, Australia
- Feb 24th: Perth Festival, Perth, Australia
More recent Wire news
Aug 16, 2013John Kennedy's Exposure
Following the recent session the band recorded for John Kennedy at XFM we are today announcing that WIRE will be playing a special show in John's Exposure series at the Barfly in Camden on 12th September, immediately prior to the UK tour. The venue has a capacity of 200 and will sell out quickly. You can buy tickets here.
May 29, 2013CBU VINYL
We can now announce that the vinyl version of Change Becomes Us is now finally available in the pinkflag shop. This edition is exactly the same as the version available on Record Store Day (Double Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve) but lacks the numbering.
December 11, 2012Change Becomes Us (pf19)
As Pinkflag newsletter subscribers will already know, a new Wire album will be released on CD and digital in March 2013, with vinyl following for Record Store Day on April 20. "Change Becomes Us" began as an exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979–80. Some of this material had only ever existed as quickly prepared sketches for one-off performance; however, subjected to the rigour of a Wire working process of both touring and studio, it evolved organically into what we think is a fascinating hybrid. Liberated from its historic roots, it simply took off! "Really fresh!" is the common quote of the few who've heard it!
You can pre-order the "Special Edition" from our Mail Order (regular CD or vinyl will be available to order at a later date) and you can read more in our most recent newsletter archived here.
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