Gary Numan, is the stage name of Gary Webb, an English new wave electronic singer-songwriter and musician from Hammersmith in West London, best known for tracks such as Cars and Are 'Friends' Electric?
Starting his music career in 1977, as the lead singer of Tubeway Army, the band released two albums, before splitting in 1979. Numan went on to release his debut solo album, ‘The Pleasure Principle’ in 1979, which contained the #1 single Cars. His second album, ‘Telekon’, released in 1980, also topped the UK Albums Chart, with ‘Dance’ in 1981, reaching #3 and ‘I, Assassin’, hitting #8 and ‘Warriors’ peaking at #12. He released his twelfth album, ‘Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)’, in 2013. 2014 saw the next album, 'Terrestrial Channels', followed by 2017's 'Savage (Songs From a Broken World)', most of which were interspersed with live album releases.
2017 saw the electro pioneer play Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre in July, supported by John Foxx and The Maths, as part of ’50 Summers of Love’. He additionally head out on a UK tour in October, and across Europe and North America later in the year. In 2018 he toured The Savage Tour Part 2 in March.
Later this year, Gary Numan will hit the road again for a UK tour with The Skaparis Orchestra - with extra dates added due to such high demand. This is following a tour of the US and Canada and UK Bluedot festival warm up shows in Holmfirth, Worthing and Basingstoke. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
After an excellent support from The Losers it was time for Gary Numan and on he came to the brightest lights I have ever seen. I Am Dust from the new album 'Splinter' was the first song performed to precision.
Numan is a man at the top of his craft. Through the concert the whole of the new album was performed, Lost and My Last Day being my faves and it's great to hear the power of the synths like Numan had at his hight. Of course there was the older well known tracks thrown in to keep the older fan happy. Films, Down in the Park and Are Friends Electric, some tracks from 'Pure'. Sadly no tracks from last years 'Dead Sun Rising' but as Gary says he cant play them all.
Great gig. Keep doing what your doing Gary. Sorry that the crowd was a bit flat.