Gary Numan New Live Dates -
          April 23 Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (adv £18.50)
          April 24 Liverpool 02 Academy (£17.50)
          April 25 Sheffield Academy (£17.50)
          June 10 Bristol Academy (£17.50)
          June 11 Oxford Academy (£17.50)
          July 25 London Shepherds Bush (£25).
Gary Numan has just announced a series of dates in  2009, following his first Australian tour in nearly 30 years in March. Numan  is also working on two new albums ˆ Dead Son Rising, an album of new  tracks built out of demos he re-discovered last year, and Splinter, the  full follow-up to 2006's Jagged, which will be released in early 2010.  He's also recently released a DVD of the 2008 Replicas Tour, which  reached Number 3 in the UK chart.

Numan is one of the most covered and remixed artists of  the last 30 years. A roll call of those artists who have performed or sampled  his songs is virtually a who's who of modern music. They include Damon Albarn  (Blur), Afrika Bambaataa, Jarvis Cocker, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails,  Marilyn Manson, Sugababes, Basement Jaxx, Smashing Pumpkins, St Etienne, GZA  from the Wu-Tang Clan, Armand Van Helden and DJ Hell.

The likes of Kurt Cobain, Devo and Tricky have also  namechecked him as an influence, a trend that is continuing with a new  generation of artists such as Little Boots, Late Of The Pier and Santogold. As  the NME now argue, 'Numan's influence on electronic music is  unparalleled.' <> <>


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