“Making electronic music that's inspired generations of musicians, and it doesn't look like he's letting up any time soon” Noisey
Gary Numan is pleased to announce a main stage appearance at this year’s Sonisphere festival on 4th July, Alt-Fest on 16th August and an exclusive London show for 2014 at The Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, on 28th November.
In anticipation of the shows, Gary has unveiled a brand new video for ‘I Am Dust’ (taken from his lauded recent album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind))’, which marked a deserved return to the top-rank of worldwide musical stardom.
The 'I Am Dust' video was made using a Tachyons+ video glitch synth effected live via HI-8 camera and a CRT television captured by a modern digital camera. No computer post production was used in the making of this video.Tachyons+ is a video glitch synth designing team that modifies vintage video gear to create new ways of crafting visual productions for video artists around the world. It was directed by Gary Numan fans Logan Owlbeemoth with effects by Omebi Velouriacan be viewed below.
‘I Am Dust’s grinding, apocalyptic, electro gives way to a gigantic chorus, all of which is sonically and musically streets ahead, highlighting Numan’s renewed mojo for fresh, exciting songs, and breaking new sonic ground.
The Sonisphere, Alt-Fest and Hammersmith dates follow in the wake of Gary’s fantastic recent run of success, which culminated in critical acclaim and a return to the UK Top 20 albums chart after 30 years for ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’, plus a rapturous response to his sold-out national headline tour and South By Southwest dates.
This triumphant live return to London’s Hammersmith Apollo also has special historical significance for Gary, as he released his first (and now classic) full-length live album 'The Touring Principle 1979' (which was recorded at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo) 35 years ago this year.
2014 also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of 'The Pleasure Principle', plus the Hammersmith gig will be Gary’s biggest London headline show in over 20 years, so fans can expect a celebratory show, which promises to reach an all time incendiary and inspired high.
This summer will no doubt see Gary’s star continue to rise, alongside his widespread recognition as a hugely-influential pioneer and a vital, current artist enjoying a new creative peak.
Tickets for the Hammersmith show are £35 pounds Standing, £37.50 premium seats:
‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ Is out now on Mortal records.