Gary Numan to Release First Album in 4 Years

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Gary Numan, the groundbreaking electronic music artist who has scored such classics as “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and was recently awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos, will release Savage (Songs From A Broken World), his 22nd album and first album in nearly four years, on September 15.

The album was produced by long-tine collaborator Ade Fenton and was recorded between Numan’s own studio in LA and in the UK.

Savage is a concept album about a dystopian world where society has collapsed and the planet has turned to a “desolate desert wasteland.”

Obligatory press release gush from Numan: “The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment. 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 has unleashed the album’s first single, the industrial-fueled “My Name Is Ruin,” directed by visual artist and musician Chris Corner of IAMX. Interesting note: Numan’s 11-year-old daughter Persia contributed vocals to the track.

Check Numan’s video and tour dates below.

Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
Standard CD Edition – Official Tracklisting

  1. Ghost Nation
  2. Bed Of Thorns
  3. My Name Is Ruin
  4. The End Of Things
  5. And It All Began With You
  6. When The World Comes Apart
  7. Mercy
  8. What God Intended
  9. Pray For The Pain You Serve
  10. Broken

Gary Numan – Savage North American Tour Dates:

Nov 15 – The Observatory North Park; San Diego, CA
Nov 16 – Teragram Ballroom; Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17 – The Observatory; Santa Ana, CA
Nov 19 – The Fillmore; San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 – Wonder Ballroom; Portland, OR
Nov 22 – Neptune; Seattle, WA
Nov 23 – The Rickshaw Theatre; Vancouver
Nov 24 – Commonwealth; Calgary
Nov 26 – Pyramid Cabaret; Winnipeg
Nov 28 – First Avenue; Minneapolis, MN
Nov 29 – Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL
Nov 30 – St Andrews Hall; Detroit, IL
Dec 01 – Opera House; Toronto
Dec 04 – Paradise Rock Club; Boston, MA
Dec 06 – Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 – Brooklyn Street; Brooklyn, NY
Dec 09 – 9:30 Club; Washington DC
Dec 11 – The Masquerade – Heaven Stage; Atlanta, GA
Dec 12 – Exit / In; Nashville, TN
Dec 14 – Trees; Dallas, TX
Dec 15 – Warehouse Live Studio; Houston, TX
Dec 16 – The Mohawk; Austin, TX

Yehouda Silverman

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