Due to the spite of Eyjafjallajokull, aka the volcano that caused a big giant ash cloud to float over Europe for about a bunch of UK and European artists were forced to cancel their US tour plans this past spring. Gary Numan was among them.
This October, Numan will make another attempt to perform in the states, this time not only to make up those dates canceled because of the ash cloud, but to also celebrate the 30th anniversary of his classic album The Pleasure Principle. On the aptly titled “Pleasure Principle 2010 Tour,” the legendary UK musician will perform the album in its entirety in 15 North American markets.
The trek will launch on October 17th in Orlando and will then take Numan up the east coast and into Canada. From there, he’ll travel west, stopping in Detroit, Chicago, and Denvero along the way. The tour will come to culmination with a series of west coast dates, highlighted by two Los Angeles dates to cap off the endeavor on November 3rd and 4th.
In addition to performing The Pleasure Principle, Numan will also use the dates to perform material spanning across his career, including tracks from his forthcoming album Splinter which he’s currently working on in the U.K.
Plus, all this comes just months after Numan reissued The Pleasure Principle as a two-disc set via the Beggars Archive. If you’re interested in picking up a copy ahead of the tour, we suggest you click here.
Tickets will be available starting Thursday, July 1st via Ticketmaster.com.
Gary Numan 2010 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
10/23 – 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
# = w/ Emilie Autumn