Gary Numan to Exhume ‘Pleasure Principle’ This Fall

    Thanks to the irritability of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano earlier this year, synth-pop icon Gary Numan (like many others) had to alter his itinerary somewhat. But this fall, he’ll properly commemorate the 30th anniversary of his classic album, The Pleasure Principle, with a three-week U.S. tour. 


    Tracks from  Principle including “Cars,” “Metal” and “Films” have inspired, been covered and/or sampled by an array of artists over the years ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Dr. Dre to GZA to Basement Jaxx. But once he puts the finishing touches on his 17th album, Splinter, Numan himself will resurrect his ice-cold, synthesized opus beginning in Orlando on October 17. Beggars Group released a deluxe edition of The Pleasure Principle last year (which can be purchased here) and tickets for his tour will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 1 at noon EST via Ticketmaster


    Gary Numan U.S. tour dates:


    10.17 Orlando, FL: The Firestone 

    10.18 Atlanta, GA: Masquerade 

    10.20 Washington, DC: Black Cat 

    10.21 Philadelphia, PA: Trocadero 

    10.22 Boston, MA: Paradise 

    10.22 New York, NY: Nokia Theatre 

    10.24 Toronto, ON: Opera House 

    10.25 Detroit, MI: Majestic Theater 

    10.26 Chicago, IL: Metro 

    10.28 Denver, CO: Gothic Theatre 

    10.31 Seattle, WA: Neumos 

    11.01 Portland, OR: Roseland Theatre 

    11.02 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore 

    11.03 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre 

    11.04 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre