Wire circa 2013

Post-punk legends Wire this summer ventured to the U.S. for a brief tour in support of the band’s 13th studio album Change Becomes Us, sticking to the eastern portion of the country. Now fans on the West Coast will get a chance to see the group, as a pair of dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco have been announced with the promise of “more to follow.”

The band — featuring core members Colin NewmanGraham Lewis and Robert Grey. plus new guitarist Matt Simms — this week announced plans to play L.A. and San Francisco on Nov. 17 and 18 (full details below), and told fans on their Facebook page to expect additional dates.

Those concerts follow a previously announced European tour that opens Saturday in Paris.

In March, Wire released Change Becomes Us, the band’s fourth post-reunion album, and one that “began as an exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979-80.” The record also is the first to feature Simms, who previously had served only as a touring guitarist for the band.

 

Wire tour dates:

EUROPE
Oct. 5: Trabendo, Paris, France
Oct. 6: Luxor, Koln, Germany
Oct. 7: Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 8: Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 9: Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
Oct. 10: WuK, Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12: Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
Oct. 13: Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland
Oct. 14: Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct. 15: Kleine Freiheit, Osnabruck, Germany
Oct. 16: Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct. 30: Babylon Club, Istanbul, Turkey
Nov. 2: Barby, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nov. 7: Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 9: Wroclaw Industrial Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

UNITED STATES
Nov. 17: The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 18: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

 

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