Gary Numan Celebrates Birthday With A 2008 Tour
[b]Gary Numan[/b] has announced a full fifteen date UK tour for Spring 2008.
The electro genius will be performing his 1979 number one album '[b]Replicas[/b]' in full at the shows.
The Beggars Banquet released album featured the defining singles 'Are Friends Electric' and 'Down In The Park' and Numan will also be performing the B-sides to the singles on the tour.
The hugely influential album has seen many artists cover tracks - including [b]Damon Albarn[/b] recording one of the more obscure Replicas' 'outtake's 'We Have A Technical'.
Sugababes scored a UK Number 1 in 2002 by sampling 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' for their single 'Freak Like Me' and other acts who have covered tracks on Replicas include [b]Smashing Pumpkins[/b], [b]Beck[/b] and [b]Moloko[/b].
Numan is also set to appear in a forthcoming episode of gothic comedy [b]The Mighty Boosh[/b].
2008 sees Gary Numan celebrating 30 years since the release of his first single, 'That's Too Bad' from his debut 'Tubeway Army' came out on February 10, 1978.
Numan will also be celebrating his 50th birthday.
The Replicas tour kicks off in February. Numanoids get yourself to:
[b]Bristol Academy (February 29)
Sheffield Corporation (March 1)
Belfast Spring & Airbrake(3)
Dublin Tripod (4)
Nottingham Rock City (5)
Newcastle Academy (7)
Manchester Academy (8)
Norwich UEA (9)
Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (10)
Cambridge The Junction (11)
Brighton The Dome (12)
Oxford Academy (13)
Southampton University (14)
London indig02 (15) [/b]
Replicas track listing is:
'Me! I Disconnect from You'
'Are 'Friends' Electric?'
'Praying to the Aliens'
'Down in the Park'
'You Are in My Vision''
'It Must Have Been Years'
'When the Machines Rock'
'I Nearly Married a Human'
'Do You Need the Service?'*
'Only a Downstat'*
'We Have a Technical'*
'We Are So Fragile'*
* are outtakes from the original LP added for the CD.