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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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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

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.

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Upcoming Wire gigs

  • Apr 12: The Prince Albert, Brighton, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 13: The Prince Albert, Brighton, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 14: DRILL : LEXINGTON, + Karen Gwyer The Lexington, London, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 15: DRILL : LEXINGTON + Tomaga The Lexington, London, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 16: DRILL : LEXINGTON + Boothroyd The Lexington, London, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 17: DRILL : LEXINGTON + Orlando The Lexington, London, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 18: DRILL : LEXINGTON + Xaviers The Lexington, London, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 20: Engine Rooms, Southampton, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 21: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 22: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 23: The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 24: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 26: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 27: King Tuts, Glasgow, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 28: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 29: Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK Book tickets
  • Apr 30: The Fleece, Bristol, UK Book tickets
  • May 26: Dantes, Portland OR, USA Book tickets
  • May 27: Neumos, Seattle WA, USA Book tickets
  • May 29: Slim's, San Francisco CA, USA Book tickets
  • May 30: The Echoplex, Los Angeles CA, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 02: The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 03: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 04: Bowery Ballroom, New York NY, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 05: Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 06: Black Cat, Washington DC, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 07: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 08: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 09: Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI, USA Book tickets
  • Jun 10: Headliners, Louisville KY, USA Book tickets

View past gigs in the gigography

More recent Wire news

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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