Down in the park and next to the beach - Gary Numan announces two special live Summer 2010 appearances

Posted: 17th June 2010
Gary Numan

He brought you "Cars", "Are Friends Electric", "Telekon" and "I, Assassin" and caused amazement with the 1979 classic, "Are Friends Electric", before gritting his teeth and getting heavy with later sets such as "Berzerker", "Metal Rhythm" and "The Fury". Subsequently, his audience altered to reflect the heavier and more 'industrial' sound, and it is this that you can expect to hear on Gary Numan's upcoming pair of dates.

He has just been confirmed to appear at this year's Sonisphere on 30th July (the Friday) and is expected to appear on the Saturn Stage at Knebworth at around 7.45pm. However, to get you (and himself) in the mood for entertaining the hoards at the festival, Numan will also play one special date at the Concorde 2 venue on Brighton Beach on the 29th, the day before.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday 18th June), priced at £18.50. The Concorde is not a big venue, so tickets will be in pretty short supply, especially at that price. Expect an intimate run-through of his Sonisphere set, along with a few other favourites.

Numan recently appeared at the Short Circuit Festival at the Roundhouse, curated by John Foxx where he delivered a pretty hefty DJ-set into the early hours.

Paul Pledger