Date and Time
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 3:30pm
Gary Numan Gary NumanTuesday, 27th May 2014Doors open at 7:30PMTicket price from: $85.00Buy tickets for Gary Numan, click hereGeneral Admission Standing 18+Gary Numan is a truly unique artist and everybody knows it. And he is back in black and ready to darken Australia and New Zealand once again! Never one to let the past remain his legacy, Gary released his 22nd album at the end of 2013. Splinter has been described by Filter Magazine as "mechanized, sci-fi mini-operas.. awesomely grandiose. It can be considered one of the best albums he has ever produced and Numan shows no signs of slowing down with a return tour to Australia confirmed for May 2014!He has influenced everyone from Trent Reznor to Prince and The Prodigy to Afrika Bambaataa, Basement Jaxx and Kayne West as you can see by their worship here.Trent Reznor says he is "vitally important and a huge inspiration I see me doing what I learned from him " while Prince says that "Replicas never left my turntable...there are people still trying to work out what a genius he was Afrika Bambaataa muses that "Numan was so spooky, so spaced out and it sounded like the future of music to me. Anyone who knows hip hop will be familiar with his track 'Films' because that's one of the original hip hop breaks You'd be surprised what people like George Clinton from Parliament and Funkadelic used to listen to and Kanye owes him a huge debt and says "I was listening to Gary Numan and I ended becoming more polished as a designer. I started to design my tracks The admiration comes from all corners of the music industry with David Bowie saying he has 'has written a couple of the finest things in British pop while Marilyn Manson, an artist who Numans influence on is totally obvious, states that he 'pioneered electronic dance music and Numans own contemporaries hold him in the highest regard with Devo stating that "The Pleasure Principle is so original and cool and ground breaking it still sounds great today Industrial metallers, Fear Factory also paid homage with a brilliant cover of Cars that sees Numan make a cameo in the music video and on the song itself. Numans May tour will feature highlights from Splinter as well as a rich selection of material from his extensive back catalogue. Recent anthems like The Fall and A Prayer For The Unborn and the classics, Down In The Park, Metal, Are Friends Electric and of course, Cars - theyll all be there, live and in living (dark) colour! Combine Numans incredible collection of songs with his larger than life stage presence and you know youre in for a memorable night!