WIRE 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Wire Bowery NY 2o15 photo Matias Corral  [ WEB  VERSION]

Wire, whose 15th studio album ‘Silver/Lead’ is set for release on March 31, have announced a busy live schedule aimed at celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary (since the first gig at London’s Roxy played by the ‘classic’ line-up in 1977) in typically forward-looking manner. They will be presenting a series of their ‘Drill’ events, what they describe as ’boutique festivals’, with different special guests appearing at each venue including Shobaleader 1, Blanck Mass, Automat, Bob Mould and Julia Holter.

Details here: http://drillfestival.com/

DRILL : LA
30th March-2nd April 2017 at the Echo & Echoplex, LA
WIRE * Bob Mould * Julia Holter * Mild High Club, * Laetitia Sadier * FITTED (Bob Lee, Graham Lewis, Matthew Simms, Mike Watt) * Part Time Punks * HowardAmb, * Once and Future Band * Chasms * Noveller * Immersion * Slows * The pinkflag Guitar Orchestra
More Special Guests To Be Announced Soon

DRILL : LEEDS
21st-23rd April 2017 in and around the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
WIRE * Shobaleader 1 * Bilge Pump * Nanna * Azores * Richard Formby * Immersion * Slows * Nope *
Golden Meat + The pinkflag Guitar Orchestra & many more to be announced.

DRILL : BERLIN
7th May 2017 at the Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin
WIRE * Automat * Camera * Tarwater * Cummi Flue * The pinkflag Guitar Orchestra + DJs

DRILL : BXL
13th May 2017 at the Ancien Belgique, Brussels
WIRE * Blanck Mass * Dans Dans * Raime * Paper Hats * Onrust * Delvaux * The Fly * The pinkflag Guitar Orchestra

In addition to the DRILL events, the band have announced a number of regular concerts including 2 nights at the newly refurbished Garage in London. Here’s the full list:

March
15th READING (UK) Sub89
28th PHOENIX (USA) Crescent Ballroom
29th SAN DIEGO (USA) Casbah
30th -1st April LOS ANGELES (USA) DRILL : LA
April
3rd SAN FRANCISCO (USA) Slims
7th VANCOUVER (CANADA) Imperial Theatre
8th SEATTLE (USA) Crocodile
21-22nd LEEDS (UK) DRILL : LEEDS
May
4th LONDON (UK) The Garage
5th LONDON (UK) The Garage
7th BERLIN (DE) DRILL : BERLIN
9th COPENHAGEN (DK) Loppen
11th UTRECHT (NL) De Helling
12th PARIS (F) La Moroquinerie
13th BRUSSELS (B) DRILL: BXL