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As stated in earlier newsletters. we held back the vinyl from our own pinkflag shop in order that shops could get stock for Record Store Day, which turned out to be a great success! Thanks to those that came to see us at Berwick Street on the 21st of April and all of those that bought the record at various stores throughout the world. However, many will have missed out, and so we are now able to offer the vinyl version through the pinkflag shop.





Alongside previously announced dates in North America, Wire are now announcing a series of shows in the UK and continental Europe. These include a few festivals and special events such as The MIV Festival in Pordenone, Italy (free entry), Open East Festival in London (the official re-opening of the Olympic Park), boutique festivals Beacons in Skipton, and No.6 in Portmerion (where the iconic ’60s TV series "The Prisoner" was filmed) as well as a very special show in the Amerikaans Theatre in Brussels. Here is the list of everything that is announced at this point.



29th - ITALY - Pordenone - MIV Festival


9th - USA - Detroit, Mi - Museum of Contemporary Art

10th - CANADA - Toronto - Lee's Palace

12th - USA - Cambridge, Mass - The Sinclair

13th - USA - Phiadephia, PA - Union Transfer

14th - USA - Washington, DC - Black Cat

15th - USA - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

17th - USA - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

19th - USA - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival

28th - UK - London - Open East Festival


17th - UK - Skipton - Beacons Festival

23rd - Switzerland - Lausanne - For Noise Festival


14th - UK - Leicester - Musician

15th - UK - Portmerion - Festival No. 6

17th - UK - Glasgow - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

18th - UK - Newcastle - Cluny

19th - UK - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club

20th - UK - Norwich - Arts Centre

21st - Belgium - Brussels - Amerikaans Theatre

23rd - UK - Brighton - Komedia

24th - UK - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall

25th - UK - Bristol - Fleece

26th - UK - Manchester - Gorilla

27th - Eire - Dublin - Workingman's Club


05th - France - Paris - Trabendo

06th - Germany - Koln - Luxor

07th - Germany - Hamburg - Knust

08th - Germany - Berlin - Postbahnhof

09th - Germany - Dresden - Beatpol

10th - Austria - Vienna - WuK

12th - Switzerland - St Gallen - Palace

14th - Germany - Stuttgart - Universum

15th - Germany - Osnabruck - Kleine Freiheit

16th - Netherlands - Utrecht - Tivoli


07th - Finland - Helsinki - Tavastia

09th - Poland - Wroclaw - Wroclaw Industrial Festival


There are additional dates both within this period and outside it which we cannot announce yet. Please keep an eye on the front page of pinkflag.com for further announcements.






Due to circumstances beyond our control and not of our making, the radio session planned for the 10th of May at XFM for John Kennedy was cancelled. Recording will now take place on the 29th of July. XFM sessions aren't live, and so John will be playing it out a few days after the recording. Also, a September 16th session with Marc Riley has already been booked. This will be live to air. Doubtless there will be radio appearances in the USA in July as well. We'll let you know!



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