Gary Numan announces warm up show for July 2018

Gary Numan announces warm up show for July 2018

GARY NUMAN ANNOUNCES UK WARM UP SHOWS FOR JULY 2018 AHEAD OF HIS PERFORMANCE AT BLUEDOT FESTIVAL

ALBUM ‘SAVAGE: SONGS FROM A BROKEN WORLD’

OUT ON NOW ON BMG

 

Gary Numan has announced some select UK warm up dates for July 2018, ahead of his appearance at Bluedot Festival.  Full dates can be seen below…tickets are on sale now through WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM , WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK  & WWW.GARYNUMAN.COM.

 

‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ was released last year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary’s career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential Gary Numan. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos this year.

 

‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is an album with a narrative that’s set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It’s a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

 

While Numan was writing the record, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

“The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment,” explains Numan. “It’s about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they’ve done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there.”

 

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan’s own studio in LA, and in the UK. Numan and Fenton’s creative connection goes back to 2006’s ‘Jagged’. “Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances,” says Numan. “It’s easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he’s not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again.”

 

As the project took shape, Numan also set up a Pledge Music campaign to create an experience for fans that would let them see how an album was put together, from the first note to the finished shrink wrapped package. It was a strategy that brought Numan closer to his fans, and allowed him to communicate the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a record. The campaign grew so successful that Numan consequently secured a record deal with BMG.

 

‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is out now on CD, deluxe CD, double vinyl, cassette, digital and MFiT formats.

The tracklisting for the standard CD edition of ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is:

 

1.            ‘Ghost Nation’

2.            ‘Bed Of Thorns’

3.            ‘My Name Is Ruin’

4.            ‘The End Of Things’

5.            ‘And It All Began With You’

6.            ‘When The World Comes Apart’

7.            ‘Mercy’

8.            ‘What God Intended’

9.            ‘Pray For The Pain You Serve’

10.          ‘Broken’

The vinyl format adds ‘If I Said’ (track 9) and ‘Cold’ (track 12) while ‘If I Said’ also features on the deluxe CD (track 10).

 

Gary Numan will embark upon a short run of UK dates next July. He’ll play the following shows:

GARY NUMAN UK TOUR DATES JULY 2018

WEDNESDAY 18TH – HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDOME

THURSDAY 19TH – WORTHING, ASSEMBLY HALL

FRIDAY 20TH – BASINGSTOKE, THE ANVIL

FRIDAY 21ST – JODRELL BANK, BLUEDOT FESTIVAL

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