Wire's Concert History

Wire is a band formed in 1976 in Watford, England and after splitting in 1980, have reformed three times. They consist of Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (vocals, bass) and Robert Gotobed (drums). Founding guitarist Bruce Gilbert left in 2004. In 2008, Margaret Fielder McGinnis of Laika joined the band as their touring guitarist, but as of 2010 has been replaced by Matt Simms.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Mar 24, 2021 Wire Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
Mar 07, 2020 Wire   Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA USA
Mar 06, 2020 Wire   Mercy Lounge Nashville,TN
Mar 03, 2020 Wire / DJ Jake Rudh   Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
Jan 30, 2020 Wire   Garage G2 Glasgow, UK
Aug 29, 2019 –
Sep 01, 2019
End of the Road Festival 2019  
Metronomy / Michael Kiwanuka / Deerhunter / Courtney Barnett / Parquet Courts / Low / Spiritualized / Cass McCombs / Mitski / girl in red / Wire / Jarvis Cocker / Kero Kero Bonito / Kate Tempest / Sleaford Mods / Cate Le Bon / Tyler Childers / Baxter Dury / Tunng / Daniel Avery / Jade Bird / Georgia / Let’s Eat Grandma / Yves Tumor / Fontaines D.C. / Kikagaku Moyo / Beak> / Jessica Pratt / Wand / Stella Donnelly / Happyness / Steve Gunn / serpentwithfeet / Kelly Lee Owens / Goat Girl / The Beths / Angelo De Augustine / Charlie Parr / Black Midi / Israel Nash / William Tyler / Westerman / Bodega / BC Camplight / Sam Evian / Viagra Boys / Moses Boyd / Nubya Garcia / Gazelle Twin / Martha / Helena Deland / Sandro Perri / Rozi Plain / Squid / Ata Kak / SASAMI / The Murder Capital / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Flamingods / Nérija / Gia Margaret / KOKOKO! / Kathryn Joseph / Mark Mulcahy / TVAM / Oliver Coates / Black Country, New Road / Crack Cloud / Lonnie Holley / Kelly Moran / Pom Poko / Virginia Wing / Lisa O'Neill / BCUC / Porridge Radio / Anna St. Louis / Pottery / Molly Sarle / Jockstrap / N0V3L / Ohtis / Bilge Pump / Lewsberg / Seazoo / Sing Leaf / Harrison Whitford / Group Listening / Sweaty Palms / Sons of Raphael / Jim Ghedi / Steam Down / Nardeydey / Peach Pyramid / Moyes Boyd Exodus
Larmer Tree Gardens Sixpenny Handley, UK
Aug 29, 2019 –
Sep 01, 2019
End of the Road Festival 2019  
Metronomy / Deerhunter / Michael Kiwanuka / Courtney Barnett / Parquet Courts / Low / Spiritualized / Cass McCombs / Mitski / Wire / Jarvis Cocker / Tunng / Kate Tempest / Sleaford Mods / Kero Kero Bonito / Daniel Avery / Baxter Dury / Cate Le Bon / girl in red / Let’s Eat Grandma / Tyler Childers / Jade Bird / Beak> / Yves Tumor / Happyness / Kikagaku Moyo / Steve Gunn / Georgia / Wand / Jessica Pratt / Kelly Lee Owens / serpentwithfeet / Goat Girl / Charlie Parr / Israel Nash / Stella Donnelly / William Tyler / BC Camplight / The Beths / Fontaines D.C. / Bodega / Gazelle Twin / Westerman / Angelo De Augustine / Moses Boyd / Sam Evian / Sandro Perri / Martha / Nubya Garcia / Rozi Plain / Viagra Boys / Ata Kak / Helena Deland / Flamingods / Mark Mulcahy / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Kathryn Joseph / Oliver Coates / TVAM / SASAMI / Lonnie Holley / Nérija / Gia Margaret / Squid / Virginia Wing / Lisa O'Neill / Black Midi / KOKOKO! / Kelly Moran / Pom Poko / BCUC / Crack Cloud / Anna St. Louis / The Murder Capital / Bilge Pump / Sing Leaf / Porridge Radio / Seazoo / Black Country, New Road / Ohtis / Harrison Whitford / Sweaty Palms / N0V3L / Jockstrap / Pottery / Lewsberg / Group Listening / Jim Ghedi / Sons of Raphael / Molly Sarle / Peach Pyramid / Nardeydey / Steam Down / Moyes Boyd Exodus
Larmer Tree Gardens Tollard Royal, UK
Oct 06, 2018 Wire  
Nov 13, 2017 Wire   Patronaat Haarlem, NL
Sep 29, 2017 Wire Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
Sep 28, 2017 Wire / Norman Westberg   Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
Sep 26, 2017 Wire  
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Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Sep 25, 2017 Wire   The Black Cat Washington, D.C.
Sep 22, 2017 Wire / Minibeast   Space Gallery Portland, ME
May 11, 2017 Wire   Tivoli de Helling Utrecht
May 11, 2017 Wire       De Helling Utrecht, NL
Apr 20, 2017 Wire / The Cathode Ray   The Georgian Theatre Stockton on Tees
Apr 01, 2017 Wire / Julia Holter / Mild High Club / Once and Future Band / The Pinkflag Guitar Orchestra   Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Oct 07, 2016 –
Oct 09, 2016
Rockaway Beach 2016  
We Are Scientists / Suede / Yuck / Wire / Killing Joke / Lee "Scratch" Perry / Luna / The Wedding Present / Clinic / St. Etienne / Eagulls / Black Honey / Blanck Mass / Cat's Eyes / Jane Weaver / Joanna Gruesome / Bill Ryder-Jones / Jah Wobble / Eliza Shaddad / Kagoule / Fews / Aidan Moffat / Damo Suzuki / Desert Mountain Tribe / TVAM / Gang / Girl Friend / Man of Moon / The Membranes / Nile Marr / Don Letts / EYRE LLEW / ST Deluxe / Chris Geddes
Butlin's - Bognor Regis Portsmouth, UK
Sep 23, 2016 Wire The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Mar 11, 2016 Wire  
Wire
Komedia Bath
Oct 24, 2015 –
Oct 24, 2015
Simple Things 2015  
Battles / Vessels / Savages / Lower Dens / Speedy Ortiz / HEALTH / Lee "Scratch" Perry / Holly Herndon / Liturgy / Factory Floor / Skepta / Micachu / Slime / Chastity Belt / The Soft Moon / Wire / Spectres / Mild High Club / Beak> / Romare / Blanck Mass / Mike Skinner (DJ Set) / Lone / Moxie / Oliver Wilde / Giant Swan / Micachu & The Shapes / JME / Loyle Carner / Objekt / Dean Blunt / Khruangbin / Danny L Harle / Hunee / Galcher Lustwerk / Hodge / Dave Harvey / Untold / Futureboogie / Helena Hauff / Vessel / Penguin Cafe / Avalon Emerson / Bernard + Edith / Discodromo / DJ Funk / Darwin / Sex Swing / Long Arm / Ruff Sqwad / Grumbling Fur / Ron Trent / Daisuke Tanabe / Nicole Willis / Barnt / Maximum Joy / Duck House / Kokoro / ND_Baumecker / Eric Duncan / Scarlet Rascal / Something Anorak / Pardon My French / BARLI / J-Cush / Gramrcy / Strange Fruits / The Quietus DJs / The Gnarwharls / Studio 89 DJs / Malestripper
Various Venues Bristol
Sep 20, 2015 Incubate
Wire / No Joy / Idaho / Hella Comet
Various Tilburg, Netherlands
Jun 02, 2015 Wire   The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
May 27, 2015 Wire / Posse   Neumos Seattle, WA
Feb 19, 2015 Wire   The Musician Pub Leicester, UK
Nov 20, 2014 –
Nov 23, 2014
Le Guess Who? 2014  
Mac DeMarco / St. Vincent / Sharon Van Etten / The Growlers / Tune-Yards / Perfume Genius / Parquet Courts / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Cloud Nothings / Dr. John / Son Lux / Swans / Savages / Wire / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy / Autechre / Tim Hecker / king tuff / Benjamin Booker / Iceage / Xiu Xiu / Broncho / Hinds / Sleaford Mods / Suuns / Owen Pallett / Curtis Harding / Preoccupations / The Garden / Julianna Barwick / Einstürzende Neubauten / Hauschka / Amen Dunes / The Vaselines / Ought / Helado Negro / A Winged Victory for the Sullen / Wreckless Eric / Jenny Hval / Homeboy Sandman / Ben Frost / Daniel Norgren / White Lung / She Keeps Bees / Dean Blunt / Dorian Concept / William Basinski / Steve Gunn / The Coathangers / Ryley Walker / Silver Apples / Wildbirds & Peacedrums / Loop / Trans Am / Selda Bağcan / Brandt Brauer Frick / Juan Wauters / Prurient / Bo Ningen / Jozef Van Wissem / Federico Albanese / Steve Hauschildt / Greg Haines / Crows / Tamikrest / Baba Zula / The Parrots / Raime / Tape / Intelligence / Mdou Moctar / Xylouris White / zZz / Emptyset / Sebastian Plano / Machinefabriek / Jameszoo / PAUS / Greylag / Sir Richard Bishop / Selda / Carla Bozulich / The Monsters / Lucrecia Dalt / Hieroglyphic Being / The Walking Who / Baby Dee / Stephen O'Malley / Carlos Cipa / Jerusalem In My Heart / Leafcutter John / PC Worship / Torn Hawk / Cut Hands / Yonatan Gat / Chuckamuck / Okkyung Lee / Cristobal and the Sea / Peter Walker / Norberto Lobo / Movie Star Junkies / Tomaga / Father Murphy / Liquor Store / Obliterations / Broeder Dieleman / Thug Entrancer / Maarten Vos / John Lemke / Dracula Legs / Nouveau Vélo / Rodion G.A. / Danny and the Darleans / Ashraf Sharif Khan / Miseries / Full Ugly / Svava / uKanDanZ / Grup Ses Beats / Ela Stiles / Far-Out Fangtooth / I Am Many / Thee Oops / Dirk Serries / WOLVON / The Afterveins / Victor Herrero / PCPC / House of Cosy Cushions / Rooie Waas / DJ Fitz / Heartsnatcher / 7090 / Naomi Sato / Go Go Kill / John Eichenseer & Carla Bozulich / Rebel Up Dj's
Utrecht, Netherlands
Aug 27, 2014 T-Pain / Snootie Wild / Bando Jonez / Wire / Saguto Double Door Chicago, IL
Sep 13, 2013 –
Sep 15, 2013
Festival Number 6 2013  
James Blake / London Grammar / Daughter / AlunaGeorge / Manic Street Preachers / Lianne La Havas / Chic / My Bloody Valentine / Everything Everything / Tricky / Mount Kimbie / Badly Drawn Boy / Temples / Dan Croll / Laura Mvula / The Staves / Slow Club / Jagwar Ma / Wire / Crazy P / Little Green Cars / Public Service Broadcasting / I Am Kloot / Clinic / Daniel Avery / Carl Craig / Teleman / Caitlin Rose / Dutch Uncles / The Leisure Society / Chapel Club / Hookworms / Gilles Peterson / Søren Juul / Wave Machines / Neon Neon / Bill Ryder-Jones / Andrew Weatherall / Sivu / Psychemagik / Frankie Knuckles / MONEY / Melt Yourself Down / Maxxi Soundsystem / Bright Light Bright Light / Sweet Baboo / Greg Wilson / Horse Meat Disco / Islet / Sam Airey / The Low Life / San Soda / Justin Robertson / Mary Epworth / Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs / Pete Herbert / Sophie Lloyd / Colorama / Daddy G / Dicky Trisco / Jagz Kooner / Guy Williams / UnaBombers / Krysko / Will Sergeant / Hot Vestry / Balearic Mike / Futureboogie / Sancho Panza / AOR Disco / Mathew Gray / Nadia Ksabia
Festival Number 6 Criccieth, UK
Aug 23, 2013 For noise festival    
Eels / The Horrors / Wire
Pully for Noise Pully, Switzerland
Aug 22, 2013 –
Aug 24, 2013
For Noise Festival 2013  
Franz Ferdinand / Crystal Castles / Eels / The Horrors / Poliça / Christine and the Queens / Wire / Hanni El Khatib / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / The Soft Moon / Tomahawk / Veto / BRNS / Grand Pianoramax / The Animen / Paon / Camilla Sparksss / Emilie Zoé / JJ&Palin / WIDDERSHINS / Dead Sexy / Monoski / A Crashed Blackbird Called Rosehip / john dear / Static Frames / Lune Palmer / Palko Muski / Mrs Burroughs / SUNISIT / Rangleklods / French Cowby & The One / H0Burns / The Wild Guys
For Noise Festival Lausanne, Switzerland
Aug 18, 2013 –
Aug 18, 2013
Beacons Festival 2013
Bonobo / Local Natives / SBTRKT / Danny Brown / Django Django / Wolf Alice / Gold Panda / Temples / Dan Croll / Bondax / Savages / Wire / Floating Points / Bicep / Melody's Echo Chamber / Julia Holter / John Talabot / Ghostpoet / Machinedrum / Fucked Up / Mikal Cronin / Moon Duo / Eats Everything / Chad Valley / Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats / Jaws / James Holden / The Wytches / Dutch Uncles / Throwing Snow / Hookworms / Vondelpark / Childhood / Stealing Sheep / Esben and the Witch / Wolf People / SPLASHH / Only Real / Bill Ryder-Jones / Lulu James / Egyptian Hip Hop / David Rodigan / Move D / Thumpers / Lunar C / Menace Beach / Spectrals / Ben UFO / T. Williams / Oneman / Channel One Sound System / Gabriel Bruce / Josh Savage / Nancy Elizabeth / Iration Steppas / Middleman / Wet Nuns / Dark Bells / Galaxians / Department M / The Mexanines / Giuliano Modarelli / Jacobean Ruff / Gary Stewart Band / Black Ally
Heslaker Farm Skipton, UK
Jul 19, 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival 2013  
Mac DeMarco / Woods / Wire / Joanna Newsom / Björk / Pissed Jeans / Phosphorescent / ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead / Savages / Swans / The Breeders / Solange / Belle and Sebastian / DJ Rashad / Autre Ne Veut / Killer Mike / El-P / Sky Ferreira / Lil B / Chairlift / M.I.A. / R. Kelly / Toro Y Moi / KEN Mode / Run the Jewels
Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 19, 2013 –
Jul 21, 2013
Pitchfork Music Festival 2013   Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 19, 2013 –
Jul 21, 2013
Pitchfork Music Festival 2013   Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 19, 2013 –
Jul 21, 2013
Pitchfork Music Festival  
Pissed Jeans / Frankie Rose / Savages / The Breeders / Yo La Tengo / Killer Mike / Belle and Sebastian / Solange / Trash Talk / Swans / Lil B / White Lung / R. Kelly / Bjork / Angel Olsen / Wire / M.I.A. / Julia Holter / Run the Jewels / Phosphorecent
Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 17, 2013 Wire / Bear In Heaven / The Next New Nothings     Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH
Nov 30, 2012 –
Dec 02, 2012
All Tomorrow's Parties - Nightmare Before Christmas Curated by Shellac 2012  
Wire / Mono / Red Fang / Neurosis / Shellac / Mission of Burma / Future of the Left / Buke and Gase / Melt-Banana / Nina Nastasia / Shannon Wright / The Ex / Oxbow / Prinzhorn Dance School / Rachel Grimes / Kim Deal / Dead Rider / KA$H / Turing Machine / The Membranes / Zeni Geva / arcwelder / Bottomless Pit / Uzeda / Scrawl / Alix / Helen Money / Gay Witch Abortion / The Cravats / STNNNG / Bear Claw / Three Second Kiss / Pinebender / The Ex & Brass Unbound / MyOwnFlag
Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park Camber, UK
Nov 30, 2012 –
Dec 02, 2012
ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Curated By Shellac Of North America  
Shellac / Kim Deal / Wire / Mission of Burma / Oxbow / Helen Money / The Membranes
Pontins Camber Sands, UK
Dec 03, 2011 Wire / Zane Lowe / Charli XCX Plug Sheffield, UK
Nov 15, 2011 Wire / Talk Normal O2 Institute3 Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Nov 10, 2011 –
Nov 12, 2011
IndisciplinéEs  
The Fall / Keren Ann / Wire / Yuksek / Housse de Racket / [Trap] / Goose / Toxic Avenger / Herman Dune / The Shoes / Baxter Dury / Quadricolor / GaBlé
Espace Cosmao-Dumanoir Lorient
Sep 09, 2011 –
Sep 10, 2011
Berlin Festival 2011  
Skrillex / Diplo / James Blake / The Naked and Famous / Aloe Blacc / Santigold / Beirut / The Drums / Mogwai / Public Enemy / Primal Scream / A-Trak / Bag Raiders / Tune-Yards / Mount Kimbie / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Boys Noize / The Rapture / Gesaffelstein / The Bloody Beetroots / Suede / CSS / Yelle / Battles / Apparat / The Black Angels / Hercules & Love Affair / Oh Land / Austra / Wire / HEALTH / Mr. Oizo / LFO / Dry the River / Yuksek / Pantha du Prince / Kruder & Dorfmeister / dEUS / Casper / Kraftklub / Brodinski / Alex Winston / Waters / Boy George / Buraka Som Sistema / Housse de Racket / Florrie / Beginner / Jimmy Edgar / Hackman / Rainbow Arabia / DJ Hell / Djedjotronic / Jan Driver / Retro Stefson / Daniel Wang / Headman / Strip Steve / Firefox AK / Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 / Jr Seaton / Das Glow / Audionite / Marc Vedo / Discodromo / Andy Butler / Apparat Band / Last Days of 1984 / Full Nelson / DJ Feadz / Andrea Esu / Greco Roman Soundsystem / G.i. Disco / Remmidemmi / Boy George & Marc Vedo Dj-set / Berlin Battery
Berlin, Germany
Jun 18, 2011 The Sonics / Wire   Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre London, UK
May 19, 2011 –
May 19, 2011
Stag & Dagger Festival 2011
Grimes / Toro Y Moi / Wire / Ghostpoet / New Young Pony Club / Star Slinger / James Yuill / Beat Connection / Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows / Eagulls / Big Deal / No Joy / Dels / Patterns / Creep / Gatekeeper / Mazes / Cloud Boat / Solar Bears / Fiction / Echo Lake / Beaty Heart / The Proper Ornaments / Cocknbullkid / Banjo Or Freakout / Alexander Tucker / Becoming Real / Entrepreneurs / Christian Aids / Mammal Club / Young British Artists / Our Mountain / The Rayographs / Moshi Moshi DJs / Rockfeedback DJs / No Pain in Pop DJs
London, UK
Apr 15, 2011 –
Apr 17, 2011
Coachella 2011   Unknown venue San Diego, CA
Apr 15, 2011 –
Apr 17, 2011
Coachella 2011   Unknown venue San Diego, CA
Apr 10, 2011 Wire / Arcwelder First Avenue & 7th St Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 06, 2011 Wire   The 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Feb 14, 2011 Wire Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
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2016 3 concerts
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2010 5 concerts
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2007 1 concert
2004 4 concerts
2003 3 concerts
2002 4 concerts
2000 1 concert
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1988 2 concerts
1987 1 concert
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