Wire Announces 2011 Tour Dates

    For every post-punk band that’s reunited just for nostalgia’s sake, there are a few that continue to put out legitimately compelling, creative work. Wire is one such band. They’re as vital and forward-leaning as they were 30 years ago.


    Fresh off a series of intimate, pared-down gigs in London, Wire has announced a much lengthier worldwide tour. Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, and Robert Grey, along with new live guitarist Matt Simms, will play 16 countries in four months in support of Red Barked Tree, due out Jan. 10.


    The tour is slated to kick off at Rough Trade East on Jan. 11, and they’ll hit North American shores on April 1. Additional tour dates, including a trip to Australia and continental Europe, are expected to be announced shortly.


    Wire tour dates:


    01.11 London, England: Rough Trade East
    02.01 Brighton, England: Komedia
    02.02 London, England: Scala
    02.03 Nottingham, England: Rescue Rooms
    02.04 Manchester, England: Deaf Institute
    02.05 Dublin, Ireland: Academy 2
    02.06 Belfast, Northern Ireland: Spring and Airbrake
    02.08 Edinburgh, Scotland: Cabaret Voltaire

    02.09 Glasgow, Scotland: King Tuts

    02.10 Bristol, England: The Fleece

    04.01 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace

    04.02 Montreal, QC: Le Cabaret du Mile End

    04.03 Boston, MA: Middle East Downstairs

    04.05 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg

    04.06 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom

    04.07 Washington, DC: Black Cat

    04.08 Austin, TX: Mohawk

    04.09 Chicago, IL: Metro

    04.12 Portland, OR: Dante’s