Electro-pop icon Gary Numan today announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo debut The Pleasure Principle this fall with a 16-date North American tour that will include nightly performances of the 1979 album in its entirety as well as selections from his in-the-works Splinter record.
The tour opens Oct. 17 in Orlando, Fla., and runs across the U.S., hitting a lone Canadian date on Oct. 24 in Toronto before wrapping up with a pair of Los Angeles concerts on Nov. 3 and 4 (see full dates below). The dates mark Numan’s first American trek since 2006, and follow the volcano-forced cancellation of April concerts in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as a slot at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
Numan last year reissued The Pleasure Principle — his classic first post-Tubeway Army solo album — in two- and three-disc expanded editions, filled with a bevy of bonus demos and live tracks. Upon its original release, the album reached No. 1 in the U.K. and bore the smash hit “Cars,” which even cracked the Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart.
For the North American tour, Numan will be offering VIP packages at each show. For $125, fans will receive a general-admission ticket, a meet-and-greet and photo with Numan, a signed copy of the “Gary Numan’s Micromusic” DVD, a Pleasure Principle Tour 2010 T-shirt and a VIP laminate. Those packages can be ordered here.
See full Gary Numan tour dates after the jump…
Gary Numan’s 2010 Pleasure Principle Tour dates:
Oct. 17: The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL
Oct. 18: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 20: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 21: The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 22: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Oct. 23: Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
Oct. 24: Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 25: Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct. 26: Metro, Chicago, IL
Oct. 28: Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
Oct. 31: Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
Nov. 1: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Nov. 2: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 3: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 4: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
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