Wednesday 28th March 2018
The Limelight 1, Belfast
Tickets £32.50 + fee on sale 1st December 9am – buy yours here.
Select pre-sale tickets available from 29th November on certain dates.
Iconic electronic musician GARY NUMAN is pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at Limelight 1 on Wednesday 28th March 2018. Coming almost four years after his album ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ earned the best reviews of his career and his highest chart-placing in 20 years, the iconic and highly influential Gary Numan will be touring around Europe in support of his 22nd album ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ released September 2017. First single ‘My Name In Ruins’ is a menacing industrial march in which the unrelenting mechanised intensity is countered by the humanity of its sweet, swirling backing vocals which exude a palpable Egyptian influence. It’s immediately captivating but brutally uncompromising: the sound of an artist eager to continue to push both himself and his audience almost four decades after presenting his initial sonic prototype.
‘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 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’. 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.
Tickets go on sale Friday 1st December priced at £32.50 plus fees – buy yours here.