In September 1979 I embarked on my first UK tour, my first tour ever to be exact. To celebrate that, and the 40 years of life, career (and a lot more touring) that have unfolded since, I’m playing a special 40th anniversary tour this coming September/October. The tickets will go on sale on Friday April 12th at 10am UK time at this address: http://gigst.rs/GN
The Making Music campaign, where you can watch me make the follow up to the Savage album via regular updates, is now live at:
Excited, and relieved, to be able to announce that the Making Music campaign for the new album will launch tomorrow (Friday, March 22nd) at midday UK time.
The campaign will give you the option of watching, via regular updates, the making of the new album from the very beginning to the very end. If you just want to watch as it progresses, that’s fine. If you like what you hear along the way, or sooner, and you want to pre-order the album you can do that as well. If you want to buy any of the other items that are available you can also do that but, if you are interested in those, it would make sense to get in quickly. Most of the items available are single items, the white label test pressings for example (not all but most), the acetates, musical equipment used in the studio and on tours, clothes and more. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
We did this before with Savage and your participation, through those pre-orders, was a big factor in getting that album to Number 2 in the UK chart, and for the success of the album overall. You really did make a huge difference. I’m hoping we can do something similar with this campaign, and this album.
So tomorrow, Friday, March 22, midday. The address is: https://garynumanmm.tmstor.es
In a few days I will finally be ready to launch my first Making Music campaign.
As you may know, with Savage, fans were able to witness the progress of the album from day 1 to the finished article via my Pledge Music campaign and the updates, either video, audio or text, that were a regular part of it. That witnessing, that inside look at what it takes to make an album like Savage, seemed to be a very successful and popular experience, for most people that took part anyway. So, I’m going to do something similar, even better hopefully, with the next album.
However, with the Savage/Pledge campaign there were a few grumbles towards the end from fans, and I listened very carefully to the problems you had. To fix those few problems, and to try to give you an even better experience with the next album, I’ve decided to move the campaign from Pledge over to Townsend’s Making Music site. I feel confident that in those few areas where people felt let down with Pledge, Townsend will be able to deliver more effectively. Townsend are well known to most of you having run my online store very successfully for many years. They also work very closely with BMG so, between the three of us, we should be able to deliver on my ‘even better experience’ claim.
To join the campaign, once it’s launched, you will need to go to this address:
When the campaign is online, and the address above is live, you will be able to buy an Access Pass that will give you access to every update as the album progresses. If you want to pre-order the album, in whatever format, or buy any of the many other items that are available, the money you paid for the Access Pass will be refunded automatically.
I’ve found a huge amount of rare and special items that I will be able to make available on the campaign, from signed white vinyl Jagged albums, white label test pressings of rare singles and albums from the early days (including Telekon), acetates cut on the mastering lathe itself, to stage clothes, musical equipment, personal items and beyond. We still have many more items to add to the campaign as the year unfolds, so it won’t all be available on day 1.
I hope to be announcing the official launch date tomorrow.
Excited to announce that we’ll be playing a set at Riot Fest in Chicago which runs from September 14 – 16. Tickets are On Sale now and you can get them here: http://bit.ly/2stFNqN
As soon as we know exactly what date we’ll be playing we’ll announce it here and on the Numan socials, and add it to the Tours page.
Tickets for our September 1st show at the Gran Arena Monticello go on sale today at www.ticketpro.cl .
The Meet and Greet at the Irving Plaza on Sep 22nd has now Sold Out. With four months still to go to the show I’m blown away by that so thank you. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the shows we’re playing this year so, if you’d like to come along, we still have some places left at most of the other shows around the world and you can get the details here.
We now have Meet and Greet opportunities available for all ten shows on the Savage European Autumn Tour. If you’d like to meet Gary and experience our informal and intimate Meet and Greet package you can find details here.
The Nov/Dec 2018 European Savage Tour will now end in Finland when we play a show at The Circus in Helsinki on Dec 5th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday May 21st at 9am local time. Ticket links for all shows are here.