Earned his place in musical history

View a photo gallery from Gary Numan's recent gig at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

"After skyrocketing to fame fronting Tubeway Army in the late seventies, Numan infamously fell on hard times in the late eighties with a disappointing output of material that never reached his early genius – a hardcore fanbase of ‘Numanoids’ was the only thing kept the wolf from the door. It is somewhat ironic, then, that due to acts such as Nine Inch Nails, whose own dark electronic output took heavy influence from the man, Numan found his second wind and the last fifteen years seeing a more industrial/darkwave flavored incarnation of the onetime androgynous robot. The otherworldly vocals and soundscapes are said to perfectly fit the angsty nineties refit, and with this month’s ‘Dead Son Rising’ continuing in a similar vein, tonight’s performance at the charming Shepherds Bush Empire should be interesting."

Read a full live review of Gary Numan live at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire HERE

Photos by Stephen Fourie

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