If you were to pick just one song that defined the sound of the ‘80s, “Cars” by Gary Numan would be a solid choice. With it’s driving synthesizers and Numan’s flat vocal delivery, the song is emblematic of the new wave sound that took over pop music during the first half of the decade.
Numan has remained a cult favorite in the subsequent decades and now, the singer has added a handful of new dates to his previously announced tour in support of his upcoming album Savage (Songs from a Broken World).
Numan added four shows to the December leg of his tour, including a stop at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO on December 18. Tickets to that show go on sale tomorrow, July 28; get yours right here on AXS.com.
Numan and his band will be hitting the road to support his 21st studio album Savage (Songs from a Broken World), the follow-up to 2013’s Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind). According to Alt 360 Radio, the album follows “a narrative 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.”
“The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment,” Numan said of the new record. “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.”
Numan just released “My Name Is Ruin,” the first music video for the album. Check it out in the clip embedded above and browse his full North American tour dates below.
Gary Numan w/ Me Not You
Nov. 15 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego
Nov. 16 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles
Nov. 17 – The Observatory – Santa Ana
Nov. 19 – The Fillmore – San Francisco
Nov. 21 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland
Nov. 22 – Neptune – Seattle
Nov. 23 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver
Nov. 24 – Commonwealth – Calgary
Nov. 26 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg
Nov. 28 – First Avenue – Minneapolis
Nov. 29 – Thalia Hall – Chicago
Nov. 30 – St Andrews Hall – Detroit
Dec. 01 – Opera House – Toronto
Dec. 04 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston
Dec. 05 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo NY
Dec. 06 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia
Dec. 07 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 09 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC
Dec. 11 – The Masquerade – Heaven Stage – Atlanta
Dec. 13 – House of Blues – New Orleans LA
Dec. 12 – Exit / In – Nashville
Dec. 14 – Trees – Dallas
Dec. 15 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston
Dec. 16 – The Mohawk – Austin
Dec. 18 – Gothic Theatre – Denver CO (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 19 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen CO