For those of you who missed the John Foxx 'Metamatic' gig earlier in the summer and read the review and interview with the 'Quiet Man' himself (on this very site), you're probably still champing at the byte [ooh - geek pun! - Ed] for more Foxx action.
Champ no longer - not only is John Foxx appearing in London again, his cohort Gary Numan, Foxx-respecters Motor, Cab Voltaire wizard Richard H. Kirk and BBC6's Mark Jones are all coming together for a night of full-on synthmania during December. There will also be a very special preceding gig in Manchester featuring Numan and the Mode's Alan Wilder's project, Recoil (plus Kirk and Jones). Both nights come under the Back To The Phuture banner, BTTP being the brand that is devoted to bringing the electronic influences from yesterday to the audiences and fans of the same sounds around today, not just in the UK but also Ibiza and beyond.
The first Numan-headed night is at Manchester's Academy on 2nd December and features Gary Numan at the helm with live sets provided by Recoil and Motor. Mr Foxx is not officially on the bill, but Richard H.Kirk and Mark Jones certainly will be, playing DJ sets. Tickets for this evening cost £25 plus fees.
On the following night (3rd), The Troxy, London will host a huge night of digital, analogue and otherworldly heroes. Pretty much run again by Mark Jones, this night will pitch live performances from Foxx and Numan against Jones and Kirk behind the wheels of steel. Also starring up and coming tech-rave outfit Motor plus 'special guests', this promises to eclipse even the Roundhouse concert. Tickets are available now priced at £27.50 (plus fees), £47.50 (VIP table and bar) and £147.50 for meet and greet tickets, front row seat and VIP treatment).
Please note - the London show is expected to carry on until 3am!
Both the Manchester and London dates will now take place in April 2011. Tickets remain valid.