While most will remember Gary Numan for the 1980 hit single “Cars,” fans know he’s considered one of the pioneers of electronic music. Though he hit the scene with the band Tubeway Army in 1978, his solo debut album The Pleasure Principle dropped in 1979. The single “Cars” reached no. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. He’s released twenty albums since then, including his most recent Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) in 2013, which saw him return to the Billboard 200 in over 30 years. Last year he announced the Classic Albums tour. Numan brings the tour to Chicago for a three night residency at The Metro May 15 -17th. Each night will focus on a different album, which will be performed in full. These include Replicas (1979), The Pleasure Principle (1979), and Telekon (1980).
Time: 7:00 pm
Revisit a Gary Numan classic with the video for “Are Friends Electric?”