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Wire Headed To Auckland in February

Wire Headed To Auckland in February

Friday 20th December, 2013 1:53PM

Post-punk legends Wire will return to New Zealand for one Auckland show in February. No mere legacy acts, these guys are real deal and have released music consistently since forming in the late 70s. Their latest album, Change Becomes Us, came out earlier this year and sees the pioneering Brits saunter back down our way in the new year...

Wire

Monday 17th February, The Powerstation, Auckland

Ticket available from Ticketmaster.


Here's the lead single from the new album...


And here's a favourite from Chairs Missing (1978), an extended version of 'Outdoor Miner' (track only)...


Press Release:

Strange News in association with 95bFM are ecstatic to announce … the return of the group who put the post in postpunk:

WIRE

Last here for a packed out bFM Private Function at the Kings Arms in 2011, seminal UK quartet Wire are returning in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘Change Becomes Us’, this time opting to make room for more at the iconic Powerstation, Monday February 17th. Joining founding members Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, and Robert “Gotobed” Grey is guitarist Matthew Simms, also known as frontman for UK indie darlings It Hugs Back; now considered a permanent fixture within the group…yet another twist in the tale of Wire!

An always forwardsmoving entity, writing the book on everything from British punk to synthpop, Wire have in the past been infamous for their flat refusal to play their earlier “hits”, once resorting to hiring a Wire tribute band as their own support act. On this tour, however, fans will see the band showcasing newer material as well as classics from their wide ranging oeuvre. Brilliant.

Strange News in association with 95bFM present:
WIRE “Change Becomes Us Tour”
with special guests Trust Punks
Monday 17th February / Powerstation / R18
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz





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