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Monday, July 21, 2008

Wire on Tour

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As you have no doubt surmised if you read this blog, ‘music lists’ are a big part of my being. Formed after listening to countless hours of music and reading far too many music magazines my brain is equal parts itunes, the remainder- rebellious jukebox. For the record then, #19 of my favourite recordings of all time is Wire’s seminal recording Pink Flag. (Hands up if you knew the song ‘Strange’ on R.E.M.’s Document was a cover from Pink Flag.) Needless to say, my excitement was palpable when I heard news that their newest release Object 47 had finally seen release on July 7th. Even better, Wire have announced a late summer/autumn tour. Details below.

Wire on tour:

08/30 London, England - Hainaut Forest Country Park (Offset Festival)
09/08 London, England - The Scala
09/09 Leeds, England - Met University
09/10 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
09/11 Glasgow, Scotland - The Arches
09/12 Manchester, England - Academy 3
09/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
09/20 Ghent, Belgium - Minnemeers
09/21 Tilburg, Netherlands - ZXZW Festival
09/22 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
10/05 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10/06 Ottawa, Ontario - Barrymore's
10/07 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
10/08 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
10/10 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/12 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/14 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10/15 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10/16 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore Ballroom
10/17 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/18 Chicago, IL – Metro

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And who doesn’t love free music. The band has a number of other free and legal downloads at their official site.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wire did play one new song when they played Sled Island here recently. They are sounding really good and obviously touring is agreeing with them.

Sean Wraight said...

WIRE really do shine in a live environment and like any great band have truly reinvented themselves over their thirty year plus career. I think its so amazing they were part of Sled Fest this year. It's nice when little musical surprises like that happen.

You must be pretty happy with all of the opportunities that have been popping up in your town this year.