BUMBERSHOOT & U.S. SHOWS
Gary Numan will be playing at the BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL in Seattle on Saturday 31 August 2013. There’s a great line up for this, including Crystal Castles on the same day.
For more information please HERE
Numan is also playing a series of shows around the festival:
28 Ace Of Spades, SACRAMENTO, CA
29 WOW Hall, EUGENE, OR
31 Bumbershoot Festival, SEATTLE, WA
1 Wonder Ballroom, PORTLAND, OR
3 Metro Opera House, OAKLAND, CA
4 The Observatory, SANTA ANA, CA
VIP packages for these shows are now available from HERE.
These VIP packages feature access to the soundcheck and a meet-and-greet with Gary Numan. Please note that the VIP laminates and exclusive CD will be handed to you when you arrive at the venue. And these VIP packages do NOT include a concert ticket.
MOUNTAIN OASIS FESTIVAL
Gary Numan will be performing at the Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville on Saturday 26 October, 2013. Weekend Passes are on sale now. For more details please VISIT
Gary is also playing two further shows in October. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Friday 25 October – The Masquerade, ATLANTA, GA
Sunday 27 October – Black Cat, WASHINGTON, DC
SPLINTER ALBUM & UK TOUR
Gary Numan’s new album Splinter will be released worldwide on Monday 14th October, to be followed by a UK Tour in November. We’ll have more details soon, but it ranges from the wall-of-electronic noise that is ‘I Am Dust’ to slower velocity anthems such as ‘Where I Can Never Be’ and the orchestral strings of ‘Scream’. The album features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses) and is produced by long-standing collaborator Ade Fenton.
Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album Dead Son Rising in 2011, this is his first self penned full album since Jagged in 2006. In recent years he’s been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West; Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails (the latter inviting Numan on stage at several shows in 2009, including their o2 Arena concert in London); Prince to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles (they released a single ‘My Machines’ on Warp Records with Numan in 2011). But while Numan’s unique style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of Metal, Hip Hop, EDM, Industrial and Indie, he remains as focussed as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. Splinter sounds like no-one else while utilising new sounds and ideas. Perhaps it’s the voice – one of the most distinctive in rock music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to Numan’s songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the new album where there are 4 or 5 tracks that set Numan’s vocals against moody atmospheric slow-burners to stunning effect.
TICKET LINKS FOR ‘SPLINTER’ UK TOUR:
GOLD VIP Tickets are available HERE
7 Bristol 02 Academy:
8 Ireland Dublin Button Factory:
10 Nottingham Rock City:
11 Sheffield 02 Academy: http://
12 Newcastle 02 Academy:
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19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall:
LEAMINGTON SPA ASSEMBLY HALL
Gary Numan will be playing a show at Leamington Spa Assembly Hall on Friday 7 June. Tickets are available from HERE
For Gold VIPs (concert ticket isn’t included) please visit HERE
GARY NUMAN CHOOSES VOCALBOOTH FOR STUDIO
After relocating to LA from the UK, Gary wanted to turn his guest house into a professional studio and opted to use VocalBooth to make this happen. Read more about it by clicking here.
PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL AT BRIXTON ACADEMY LONDON
Gary will be headlining at The Playground Festival at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday 8 June, 2013. He will be playing a full live set with the band. Other acts include Derrick May, UNKLE and John Foxx & The Maths. For more information and tickets please visit HERE
Message about unofficial eBay items from Gary
Could we bring your attention to the supposed ‘Gold album award for Pure’ currently being auctioned on E-Bay.
Please understand this is not official. This has been made by the same people it’s supposedly been ‘presented’ to, with the singular intention of trying to pretend it’s rare and sought after and in so doing get some innocent fan to pay a lot of money for it. Please don’t do it. It’s a rip off. We can all paint an album we couldn’t sell with cheap Gold paint and get it framed, then pretend it’s an ‘award’. Do you really want to pay hundreds of pounds for tat like that?
It’s just another example of how this particular person has been targeting Gary Numan fans for a number of years now. He’s threatened me before when we blocked his attempts to rip you off, I’m sure he will now do so again. Save your money.
ARTROCKER APP FOR IPAD & ANDROID
The Artrocker Gary Numan is now available for download.
For more information about the App for the iPad please visit HERE
You can also purchase the album for Google Play enabled tablets – Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, etc – by visiting HERE
Artrocker editor-in-chief Tom Artrocker has conducted a series of interviews with Gary spanning April to September 2012, discussing the past, present and future. Tom also spoke to co-producer Ade Fenton, members of Gary’s present band as well as former alumni, Gary’s merch man of many years. Eight tracks from Dead Moon Falling are also available as a free download.
(PLEASE NOTE: THE DEAD MOON FALLING REMIXES WILL NOT DOWNLOAD DIRECT TO YOUR iPAD. YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD TO A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER AND THEN SYNC YOUR iTUNES)
For this App, Artrocker commissioned photographer Keith Martin to take a series of new photos of Gary, his crew and fans. The result is nearly 200 brand new, never seen before photos. Embedded in the app are a dozen interview videos, on subjects as diverse as ‘Cars’ and moving to the USA.
Gary talks about his recent return to prominence, moving to America, writing, recording, producing and performing, future plans, the next album… even the make of car he’ll be driving around LA. He also discusses how it all began, the first fateful meeting with a synthesiser, riding the instant rocket to fame, the come down, the lost years and the fight back. We have nearly 100 flyers, programmes, back stage passes, photos from the period and vintage magazine covers.
VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
I wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year. I am, as always, very grateful for the support you gave to me in 2012, I can promise you that it isn’t something I take for granted. I am deeply aware that your support is something that I have to earn, year after year. We are working flat out on new Splinter tracks at the moment so, for me, 2013 will be a very exciting period as we also have ambitious plans for touring the new album around the World. We have several other projects planned throughout next year as well, so it promises to be extremely busy with lots for fans to hopefully enjoy. Thank you all, have a great holiday, and I hope to see you all again in 2013.
Listen to work-in-progress clips of two new songs from the forthcoming Splinter album on the Music Player, or via Soundcloud:
‘I Am Dust’ – HERE
‘We’re The Unforgiven’- HERE