“Wire always seem to be ahead of their time, no matter what they choose to exist in.” Pitchfork
There aren’t many bands that can boast a discography as influential as UK post-punks Wire can. From their inception in 1976 and their seminal debut LP ‘Pink Flag’ in 1977, Wire have continued to challenge the rubrics and conventions of their genre, always creating, never stagnating.
With 13 albums spanning close to 40 years, Wire are a band that simply cannot settle for one single identity. Their ever-changing aesthetic is set upon the juxtaposition of the familiar and the unversed, the comfortable and unsettling, the melodic and the brutal, the rational and the absurd.
After a hugely successful national jaunt in 2011, we are ecstatic to announce Wire’s return to Australian shores this summer in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Change Becomes Us’. The band’s latest album is mostly comprised of original blueprints of songs from 1979 and 1980 and was met with glowing reviews. Whilst the band will be showcasing their new material, much to the joy of their diehard fans, they will undoubtedly revisit songs from their early definitive releases.
Since their last visit to Australia, part-time guitarist Matthew Simms has been sworn in as a permanent member of the band, offering his unique sound-based approach as a mainstay to the Wire fold. He joins the original lineup of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.
Wednesday February 19
Brisbane - The Zoo / Tickets available from thezoo.com.au
Thursday February 20
Sydney - Oxford Art Factory / Tickets available from oxfordartfactory.com
Friday February 21
Melbourne - Corner Hotel / Tickets available from cornerhotel.com
Saturday February 22
Adelaide – Jive / Tickets available from jivevenue.com
Monday February 24
Perth - Perth Festival / Tickets available from perthfestival.com
Tickets on sale November 14th (except Perth November 12th)