Savage. Europe Tour Dates

April 24, 2017

Very happy to announce that we now have confirmed shows in Europe for the Savage Tour. The details are as follows:

Thu. Oct 19. Belgium. Leuven. Het Depot. Tickets

Fri. Oct 20. France. Paris. Le Trabendo. Tickets

Sat. Oct 21. Netherlands. Amsterdam. Paradiso. Tickets

Tue. Oct 24. Slovakia. Bratislava. Majestic Music Club. Tickets

Wed. Oct 25. Germany. Cologne. Essigfabrik. Tickets

Thu. Oct 26. Germany. Berlin. Columbiatheater. Tickets

Savage. The New Image (and why)

April 24, 2017

Hello Everyone,

As you may have seen the new UK tour for the forthcoming Savage album has just been announced. Shows in Europe will be announced very soon and a North American tour will be confirmed, hopefully, in the next few weeks. I’m also looking at many other places around the world so, if things come together as I hope, I will be able to add a constant string of shows around the world in the coming months. I can’t deny that I am very excited and optimistic about the next twelve months and what could happen with this album.

The reason for this post though is as an explanation. A few people seem concerned about the imagery of the new photos, the tour flyer, the type face used, the title itself ‘Savage’ combined with those things and so on. It seems that some misunderstanding is occurring and that some of you feel that, in these troubled times, it could be taken the wrong way. So, I would obviously like to clear that up before it goes any further because none of that is intended.

The majority of the songs on the new album are taken from ideas I’ve been working on for a novel. Yes, embarrassingly, the same novel I’ve been talking about for years. My long neglected Science Fantasy epic that will probably never see the light of day but, much as the short stories I was writing around Replicas time did for that album, so this permanently unfinished book is giving me a huge amount of material to write new songs about. The ideas for the book gave me songs for Dead Son Rising, a few for Splinter and now quite a few for Savage.

Savage then is a theme album by and large. Set in a post apocalyptic future where the earth has been devastated by global warming and what remains is mostly harsh, barren and desert like. The various cultures of the people that survived have, over generations, essentially merged into one. That merging driven mostly by the necessities of surviving in the environment that remains. The language spoken in this future world is essentially English, but the Middle Eastern influence is seen everywhere (hence the typeface I’ve chosen for the artwork). There is therefore a subtle but definite Middle Eastern influence musically on this album here and there, in some melodies especially, and that was deliberate. The music has to reflect the idea of cultures merging that exists in this fictional future. The book (and therefore the album) is based upon concerns about the catastrophic effects of ignoring global warming, and how the survivors must adapt, and nothing at all to do with comparing existing cultures, terrorism, religion or nuclear war. The title, Savage, does not refer to a person, or to a culture, but to the environment the people exist in in this forbidding future, and the new photos are meant to depict a scene from that. It is certainly not meant to imply that people that live in a desert region are ‘Savage’. The clothes I’m wearing are not desert clothes, they are pseudo military looking (and meant to look worn out in the harshness of that world) and represent the way we may all need to look if policies designed to stop the effects of global warning are abandoned or ignored in certain vitally important key regions of the world over the next four years.

The world the album describes is savage, and the people in it need to be equally savage to survive, but that’s all there is to it. It’s fantasy, but based on my fears about what’s going to happen to future generations if we don’t do what needs to be done to protect the planet. It is not particularly political, not anti religious (for once), not anti anything other than the almost unbelievably ignorant decisions in one part of the world to walk away from agreements and commitments concerned with combating climate change and protecting our environment. Not every song is about this, I have other things that have found their way in to the album, but the image and style of ‘Savage’ is very much guided by the concerns mentioned above.

I will now climb down from my little soap box and get back to the studio. The album is very close to being finished now. The main album is done apart from one vocal/lyric, I’m finishing off the extra track for the Deluxe CD today and the final extra song for the vinyl version will completed by the end of the week. By the skin of our teeth, it really does look as though it’s going to be ready on time.

A special word of thanks here to Joseph Cultice for taking such extraordinary photos in a genuinely harsh environment. I’m very grateful to his skill and enthusiasm in getting the visual side together.

I’d also like to thank Ade Fenton who, as always, is doing an absolutely remarkable job on the production and turning my rough ideas into music to be proud of.

Not long now.

Gary N.

Savage UK Tour. Meet & Greet’s

April 20, 2017

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of VIP Meet and Greet opportunities on each night of the UK Savage Tour in September/October, also a very limited number of VIP places for the September rehearsals.

For more information on this and other opportunities please visit the Gary Numan online store

Savage. UK Tour 2017

April 20, 2017

I’m very excited to announce the first UK tour dates of ‘The ‘Savage Tour’ to support the forthcoming release of the new ‘Savage’ album. We will be adding more shows in other places around the world in the coming days and weeks. Ticket information will follow soon:

Savage. Rehearsal VIP Experience. July 2017.

April 18, 2017

In late July Gary will be playing the first shows of the new campaign that will introduce songs from the forthcoming ‘Savage’ album. At the moment he has two shows, one in Liverpool on July 27th and another at the Standon Calling Festival on July 30th. It’s possible that one or two more shows may be added in July but the main UK tour is scheduled to happen later in the year. Details of that will be announced very soon.

Gary will be rehearsing for the July shows on July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th at a London rehearsal studio and a limited number of rehearsal VIP passes for these five days are now available. This will be a very different set to that played on the September Classic Album tour last year as new songs from the ‘Savage’ album are being added. These rehearsals will be the first time the band has worked together on these new songs.

The format for the rehearsal days is much the same as before. You will go fully behind the scenes and gain exclusive access to the rehearsals for the forthcoming shows and be able to watch everything, every note played, every discussion that takes place, as the band work to master a brand new batch of songs from the ‘Savage’ album.

You will get to hang out with Gary and the band for an informal, relaxed (hopefully) but noisy look at how the new set is put together, and you will obviously be the very first people to hear the new songs take shape (again, hopefully).

We have made one significant change which we hope you approve of. For these rehearsal sessions you will be invited to sit in for an extra hour as we have now increased the VIP session from three hours to four hours. As before you will be welcome to talk to Gary and the band at the end of the session, although he often chats to fans throughout their time there, it really is very laid back, friendly and informal. Gary and the band will be happy to walk you through the gear and live set up, sign some things and generally just hang out and chat.

Due to the high demand for these Rehearsal VIP’s we have also increased the number of places available from 15 to 18 to make sure that as many fans as possible can come along. Unfortunately this is a strict limit due to room size and other limitations beyond our control.

You are welcome to take photographs but no filming please. Strictly photographs only.

If you want to play the keyboards, drums, or try out Gary’s famous Gibson guitar, or anything else, you are more than welcome when the band take their break.

For more information on this and other opportunities please visit the Gary Numan online store

New Album: Savage

February 20, 2017

The new Gary Numan album, entitled Savage, is due for release in August through the BMG label. Gary is once again working with Ade Fenton as producer. For those of you interested in following the progress of the album more intimately you can subscribe to Gary’s Pledge Music campaign which gives you unique, inside access to progress at every level, via text updates, audio updates and video updates and the chance to hear new music from early piano demo’s, through early production and guide vocals to the fully produced but pre mixed versions prior to the mastered versions that will be on the finished album.

Song titles confirmed so far are: ‘Bed Of Thorns’, ‘I Heard A Voice’, ‘Mercy’, ‘If I Said’ and ‘My name Is Ruin’ but there is still a great deal of work to do.

The main album recording is due to be completed in April, with the extra tracks required for giveaways and potential single B-Sides are due to be finished in May, with mixing and mastering also taking place in May.

The sleeve design and photography will, again, be taking place in May at some point.

To join the Pledge Campaign just follow this link: Gary Numan, New Album Experience.

 

Standon Calling Festival

February 20, 2017

On July 30th Gary will be playing at the Standon Calling Festival in Hertfordshire, UK, as part of a four day event that includes Orbital, Clean Bandit, British Sea Power, Laura Mvula and others. Many more shows are to be announced in the coming weeks in support of the new Savage album, the long awaited follow up to 2013’s Splinter, which is due for release in August through the mighty BMG label.

OBSESSION. Live at the Hammersmith Apollo

February 01, 2017

Recorded in November 2014 this sold out show, at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo venue in London, was the final event in the highly successful Splinter album campaign.

For Gary Numan it was a long awaited return to a venue that means more to him than any other. Gary was born in Hammersmith, West London, and the Apollo was effectively his local major venue throughout his youth, and the venue that symbolized the pinnacle of his musical ambition.

This stunning two hour concert features a 24 song list of fan favourite album tracks and chart singles.

Available in DVD, double CD, triple Vinyl and a 48 page Photo Book from the official Gary Numan Store.

Reinvention. DVD.

January 09, 2017

First shown on TV in 2011, this film is the fascinating story of British Rock Star Gary Numan. From his early meteoric success through mid career crisis and near catastrophe to his renaissance and subsequent evolution into industrial overload.

Includes contributions from Trent Reznor, Phil Oakey, Little Boots, Andy McCluskey, Noel Fielding & Martin Mills.

This is the story of Reinvention.

This DVD edition includes over 45 minutes of extra previously unseen footage.

The 45 minutes extra are a mixture of new interviews with Gary and extended footage from sections on the original (longer versions of guest interviews for example), plus scenes that didn’t appear on the original at all.

For more info please visit the GN Store

 

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