Gary Numan's North American tour starts in Orlando
British new wave pioneer Gary Numan has just announced a very rare North American tour for this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his classic album The Pleasure Principle.
The tour begins Oct. 17 in Orlando (yay Florida!) and runs through Nov. 4 in Los Angeles. Numan will play The Pleasure Principle in its entirety during each show. (Technically, the album was released in 1979, but I'm not complaining.)
In the U.S., Numan is best known for his hit Cars, but he's never disappeared from the radar screen in the U.K., where he still records and plays frequent live gigs. He's one of the very first synthpop stars and is credited with influencing scores of bands to come later, including The Human League, Depeche Mode and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
As NME recently noted, “every hip-hop production titan ever -- notably Dr. Dre -- has nicked the opening beats from the track Films. The likes of Timbaland and The Neptunes' minimal pop--featuring exquisitely produced drums and simplistic synthlines--are currently heralded as futuristic genius in the 21st century; The Pleasure Principle shows that Gary Numan was doing the same thing 30 years previously. His influence on hip-hop, while rarely recognized, is enormous. His influence on electronic music in general is unparalleled.”
Want to know if Numan is touring near you? Well then...
Catch GARY NUMAN on The Pleasure Principle 2010 Tour this fall:
10/17: Orlando, FL (The Firestone)
10/18: Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)
10/20: Washington, DC (Black Cat)
10/21: Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero w/ Emilie Autumn)
10/22: Boston, MA (Paradise)
10/23: New York, NY (Nokia Theatre w/Emilie Autumn)
10/24: Toronto, ON (Opera House)
10/25: Detroit, MI (Majestic Theater)
10/26: Chicago, IL (Metro)
10/28: Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
10/31: Seattle, WA (Neumos)
11/1: Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre)
11/2: San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
11/3: Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)
11/4: Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)