Musical pioneers WIRE release their 15th studio album Silver/Lead on the 31st March 2017 via pinkflag, on the eve of their 40th anniversary. However, this is an album with its sights firmly set on the future.
Consequently, on April 1st 2017 (the anniversary of the band’s first gig as the “classic 4 piece” at the Roxy Club, London), WIRE will be giving a headline performance at the Los Angeles edition of the band’s boutique city festival DRILL : LA This will be followed by a US West Coast Tour, and 3 more DRILL : FESTIVALS in Leeds, Berlin and Brussels.
Since their first event in London in 2013, WIRE have been curating a series of international city festivals with the name DRILL. The idea being to bring together the best overview of both classic left field artists and new and emerging cutting edge talent. Previous events have seen Wire & friends take over Brighton for a weekend, take up residency at London’s The Lexington for 5 nights, curate a stage at Incubate Festival in The Netherlands, as well as host events in Chicago & Seattle.
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:
15th READING (UK) Sub89
28th PHOENIX (USA) Crescent Ballroom
29th SAN DIEGO (USA) Casbah
30th -1st April LOS ANGELES (USA) DRILL : LA
3rd SAN FRANCISCO (USA) Slims
7th VANCOUVER (CANADA) Imperial Theatre
8th SEATTLE (USA) Crocodile
21-22nd LEEDS (UK) DRILL : LEEDS
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