photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Gary Numan @ Webster Hall - 3/22/14
In his second SXSW performance of the evening, the U.K. singer behind the still-totally-genius hit "Cars" leaned hard against his mic stand as he delivered futuristic songs from the Seventies and Eighties plus brooding tracks from last year's Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind), his first album of new material in seven years. At Elysium (where the pool tables were turned into a display of the latest Moog gear), he was overcome with gloom and intense emotion, feeling every throb of his synths. [Rolling Stone]Synth pop pioneer Gary Numan is currently on a tour that he brought to Austin for his first-ever SXSW appearances (one of which the above review is from), and then to NYC for a headlining show at Webster Hall this past Saturday (3/22). Like at SXSW, we got a good deal of his new album plus those old favorites like "Cars," "Metal" and "Are 'Friends' Electric?". The show was opened by Gary's tourmates -- M83's pals Big Black Delta and Duke Spirit side project Roman Remains. Pictures of all three artists are in this post.
More pics, along with the setlist and a video of "Cars" from the show, below...
Big Black Delta
Gary Numan - "Cars" at Webster Hall - 3/22/14
Gary Numan at Webster Hall - 3/22/14 Setlist:
I Am Dust
Everything Comes Down to This
Here in the Black
Down in the Park
We're the Unforgiven
Love Hurt Bleed
A Prayer for the Unborn
I Die: You Die
Are 'Friends' Electric?
My Last Day