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Wire announce new album & 2011 tour (MP3 & dates)

DOWNLOAD: Wire – “Two Minutes” (MP3)

Wire at Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
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Wire will return to in 2011 with a spanking new LP and a string of US dates! Red Barked Tree is the title of the band’s follow up to Object 47, and it’ll see the light of day on January 11 via their own Pink Flag imprint.

“Red Barked Tree was conceived, written and recorded mostly during 2010 by the pared-down line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey — with no guests. Ranging from the hymnal “Adapt” to the barking sledgehammer art-punk of “Two Minutes,” the album encompasses the full palette of style and nuance that has always endeared Wire to pastel-tinged pop aficionados and bleeding-edge avant-rockers alike.”

Download “Two Minutes” from that album above. Stream it below.

Less than three months after the album release, the post-punk legends will hit the road for a short batch of East Coast dates. NYC gets a double dose with Music Hall of Williamsburg hosting on 4/5 and Bowery Ballroom on 4/6. AmEx presale for both NYC shows begins at noon on Wednesday, 11/17, with regular sale kicking off at noon on Friday.

All tour dates, the stream of new song “Two Minutes”, full new album tracklist and videos, below…


Wire – “Two Minutes”Wire

The Wire – Red Barked Tree tracklist
01 Please Take
02 Now Was
03 Adapt
04 Two Minutes
05 Clay
06 Bad Worn Thing
07 Moreover
08 A Flat Tent
09 Smash
10 Down to This
11 Red Barked Trees


WIRE: Heartbeat (1979)

Wire – He Knows / Pink Flag – The Metro – Chicago, 10/18/08

WIRE – 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
April 01: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
April 02: Montreal, QC @ Le Cabaret du Mile End
April 03: Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
April 05: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg,
April 06: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
April 07: Washington DC @ Black Cat
April 08: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
April 09: Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 12: Portland, OR @ Dante’s

Wire – all 2011 tour dates
Jan 11: Rough Trade East, London, UK INSTORE
Jan 15: Kings Arms, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19: Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Jan 20: Beck’s Festival Bar, Sydney, Australia
Jan 21 & 23: Moma Fona Festival, Hobart, Australia FREE ENTRY
Jan 25: The Bakery, Perth, Australia
Feb 01: Komedia, Brighton, UK
Feb 02: The Scala, London, UK
Feb 03: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Feb 04: Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Feb 05: Academy 2, Dublin, Eire
Feb 06: Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, UK
Feb 08: Caberat Voltaire, Edinburgh, UK
Feb 09: King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
Feb 10: The Fleece, Bristol, UK
Feb 11: Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Feb 12: Point Ephemere, Paris, France
Feb 14: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 17: Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Feb 18: Sala Apolo 2, Barcelona, Spain
Feb 19: Velvet, Rimini, Italy
Feb 21: Circolo Degli Arti, Rome, Italy
Feb 22: Live Club, Milan, Italy
Feb 23: Abart, Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 24: Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Feb 25: Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
Feb 26: Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Feb 28: Luxor, Koln, Germany
Mar 01: Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 02: Debaser, Malmo, Sweden
Mar 03: John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Mar 04: Blaest, Trondheim, Norway
Mar 05: Garage, Bergen, Norway
Mar 08: Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 09: Little Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 01: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada
Apr 02: Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, Canada
Apr 03: Middle East Downstairs, Boston, USA
Apr 05: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA
Apr 06: Bowery Ballroom, NYC, USA
Apr 07: Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
Apr 08: Mohawk, Austin, USA
Apr 09: Metro, Chicago, USA
Apr 12: Dante’s, Portland, USA

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