Gary Numan will return to Australia next March for the first time in 29 years.
Numan last toured Australia in 1980, at the height of his success with ‘Are Friends Electric’, ‘Cars’ and ‘Down In The Park’.
Numan went into semi-retirement and became a pilot but his music has continued to thrive with thanks to the likes of Foo Fighters and Marilyn Manson who have covered his songs.
Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails and Prodigy cite Numan as an influence.
He has also been noted in the pop world after ‘Are Friends Electric’ was sampled by Pussycat Dolls on ‘Freak Like Me’ and Armand Van Helden samples ‘Cars’ for ‘Koochy’.
Numan will tour Australia in March.
March 2, Brisbane, The Tivoli
March 5, Sydney, The Enmore
March 7, Melbourne, The Forum