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