Digital Music, Tour Dates — January 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

Wire streams new album ‘Red Barked Tree,’ sets short North American tour in April


Postpunk survivors Wire will embark on a short nine-date North American tour this April (and possibly play a certain festival) in support of their 12th studio album — the 11-track Red Barked Tree — which is due out on Tuesday, although you can now stream the record in its entirety on NPR’s website.

The band — Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey — will open the spring dates April 1 in Toronto, Ontario, and wrap up in Portland, Ore., on April 12. The shows are part of a planned worldwide tour, which the band says, on its website, will hit 16 countries on three continents, wrapping up “at a location in North America we cannot for the moment reveal” — surely a reference to the Coachella festival, which runs April 15-17.

STREAM: Wire, Red Barked Tree

See Wire’s North American tour dates after the jump…

Wire North American tour dates:

April 1: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
April 2: Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, QC
April 3: Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
April 5: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
April 6: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
April 7: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
April 8: Mohawk, Austin, TX
April 9: Metro, Chicago, IL
April 12: Dante’s, Portland, OR



  1. Wow…I didn’t realise before this post that Wire are down to only 50% of their original lineup.

    Will the next Wire tour be Colin Newman solo?

  2. Wow..I didn’t realise that Wire were down to only 2 original members.

    Will the next Wire tour be Colin Newman solo?

  3. It’s the same drummer – he’s just reverted back to his given name.

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