+ CHEAP FREAKS
Influential rock survivors Wire have announced a return to these shores with a headline date at Whelans on Saturday November 26th.
Tickets priced €20 inclusive of booking fee go on sale Monday May 23rd at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide & Ticketmaster.ie
Since their formation in London in 1976, the members of Wire have maintained and advanced a musical project which treats the creative potential of a rock band as a fluid, amorphous medium. As removed from self-conscious intellectualism as they are from the inherent conservatism of much rock music, Wire employ their unique, endlessly restless and risk-taking creativity to question every aspect of songwriting, recording and performance. They delight and disturb in equal measure, troubleshooting the circuitry of perfect pop, or patrolling the limits of focused experimentalism. In terms of working together as Wire, the group’s members disbanded in 1980, reformed in 1985, disbanded in 1992 and reformed for the second time in 2000. Such sabbaticals from their career asWire have served to sharpen the group’s edge and focus, updating the tactics with which they pursue this shared project.
Wire came to prominence through the cultural revolution of punk in the UK, the effects of which were felt throughout the latter half of the 1970s. Immediately fluent in the language of contrariness and paradox, Wire‘s very name was both industrial and poetic, blank and eerie.