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2009 TOURING INFO

GIGS PLAYED THIS YEAR 

32 

GIGS PLAYED TO DATE

596

COUNTRIES VISITED

7 

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AUSTRALIA 2009

Dates Set List Tour Info
MARCH
2 - Brisbane The Tivoli 
5 - Sydney Enmore Theatre
7 - Melbourne The Forum 
8 - Meredith Golden Plains Festival 
01 - In A Dark Place 
02 - Blind 
03 - Cars
04 - Haunted 
05 - Films 
06 - Rip
07 - The Fall 
08 - Pure
09 - My Jesus 
10 - Metal 
11 - Jagged 
12 - Down In The Park 
13 - Halo 
14 - A Prayer For The Unborn 
15 - Are 'Friends' Electric ? 
Encore: 
16 - We Are So Fragile 
17 - Pressure 
18 - Noise, Noise 
19 - I Can't Breathe 
 
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Band Lineup
Gary Numan - Vocals, Guitar 
Richard Beasley - Drums 
Ade Fenton - Keyboards 
Chris McCormack - Guitar 
David Brooks - Keyboards 
Tim Muddiman - Bass
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UK & EUROPEAN FESTIVALS

Dates Set List Tour Info
APRIL
23 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 
24 - Liverpool 02 Academy 
25 - Sheffield 02 Academy 
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JUNE
10 - Bristol 02 Academy 
11 - Oxford 02 Academy 
13 - Rabarock Jarvakandi, Estonia 
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JULY
19 - London Victoria Park, Lovebox Festival 
25 - London Shepherds Bush Empire 
26 - Belgium Waregem 
27 - Salisbury City Hall 
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AUGUST
1 - Folkestone Seafront
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NOVEMBER 
1 - Sinners Day Festival
01 - Jagged 
02 - Films 
03 - Crazier 
04 - Fold 
05 - I Dream of Wires 
06 - Pure 
07 - Metal 
08 - The Fall 
09 - Blind 
10 - Down In The Park 
11 - Absolution 
12 - I, Assassin 
13 - Haunted 
14 - Halo 
15 - Are 'Friends' Electric ? 
Encore: 
16 - We Are So Fragile 
17 - I Die: You Die 
18 - A Prayer For The Unborn 
 
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Band Lineup
Gary Numan - Vocals, Guitar 
Richard Beasley - Drums 
Ade Fenton - Keyboards 
Chris McCormack - Guitar 
David Brooks - Keyboards 
Tim Muddiman - Bass
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PLEASURE PRINCIPLE MINI TOUR 2009

Dates Set List Tour Info
NOVEMBER 
17 - Brighton Dome 
18 - Southampton University 
19 - Cardiff Sub 29 
20 - Sheffield Corporation 
21 - Manchester 02 Academy 
23 - Cork Pavillion 
24 - Dublin Tripod 
25 - Leeds 02 Academy 
26 - Edinburgh Playhouse 
27 - Glasgow ABC 
28 - Sunderland Campus
29 - Norwich UEA 
30 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 
>>>>>
DECEMBER
1 - Cambridge The Junction 
2 - Nottingham Rock City 
3 - London Indigo 2 
01 - Random 
02 - Airlane 
03 - Metal 
04 - Complex 
05 - Films 
06 - M.E. 
07 - Tracks 
08 - Observer 
09 - Conversation 
10 - Cars 
11 - Engineers
12 - Asylum 
13 - The Fall 
14 - Pure 
15 - Down In The Park 
16 - Haunted 
17 - Halo
18 - Jagged 
19 - Are 'Friends' Electric ? 
Encore: 
20 - We Are So Fragile 
21 - A Prayer For The Unborn 
 
Tour Poster

Band Lineup
Gary Numan - Vocals, Guitar 
Richard Beasley - Drums 
Ade Fenton - Keyboards 
Chris McCormack - Guitar 
David Brooks - Keyboards 
Tim Muddiman - Bass 
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March 8th 2009 Golden Plains Festival
Numan and his band set the standard early in the show. They entered the stage one by one under a cloud of red and purple light and proceeded to grind into the opener In A Dark Place. It was clear that this was not going to be a pop show.

Numanís band clearly made a group appointment with the stylist Ė black hair, tattoos, black shirts and not a smile between them. These guys clearly take themselves seriously as a heavy, post-industrial rock band and have no desire to be a nostalgia act.

Two keyboardists provide heavily layered washes of sound that roll across throbbing rhythms created by both programming and bass and drummer. A rock guitar player is joined by Numan himself in providing some additional layers of sound. Itís obvious that this band would be more at home at the Soundwave Festival than an reunion tour with Numanís contemporaries like the Human League or Ultravox.

More power to them. Their deliberately heavy handed approach actually drags some of Numanís older songs like Cars and Films into a more contemporary sonic arena. You have to remember that Numan was a pioneer of the electronic sound and as such many of his songs employed some early and quite dinky sounds. Rather than replicate those sounds this band layers the sound on thick and dense to the benefit of the material.

Even the iconic Down In The Park becomes even for foreboding under the post-industrial sonic regime.

The majority of the set comes from the two more recent albums Jagged (In A Dark Place, Blind, Haunted, Jagged and Halo) and Pure (RIP,Pure, My Jesus, A Prayer For The Unborn and the show closer I Canít Breath). These songs defiantly stick to a template that clearly respects Nine Inch Nails and their various offspring. The only criticism is that for someone not well versed in the intricacies of the individual songs there was a tendency for them to merge into a homogenous mass.

Of the older songs Metal (a song actually covered by NIN) was strong and the crowd pleasing Are Friends Electric predictably bought the house down.

And what a house it was! The big Forum crowd consisted of everything from Goths to bikers to 90ís nightclub promoters, to danceclubbers to indie rockers, metalheads and even some folks older than me.

There were a couple of older songs notable by their absence Ė Me I Disconnect From You and You Are In My Vision would have been welcome inclusions but the re-jigging of We Are So Fragile almost made up for them.

Overall you have to give Numan credit Ė he hasnít so much re-invented himself but simply evolved and he manages to drag the audience kicking and screaming along with him. The best compliment I could give was that after a few songs I forgot that I was watching an artist I liked in the 80ís and just enjoyed the concert for what it was Ė a very good 2009 heavy rock and electronic music show.

In reality there are probably a few other bands treading the same path and doing it as well but none with the pedigree of Gary Numan. This was indeed a triumphant return to Australia after a 30 year absence
 

 

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