by BWW News Desk/Broadway World NJ
Gary Numan, the electro and Industrial music pioneer plays White Eagle Hall, December 5th.
Some three decades ago, many claim Numan changed the sound of popular music forever in an appearance on Saturday Night Live when he performed the breakout ‘new wave’ hit Cars and Praying To The Aliens to an audience of 40 million.
Often considered a musician’s musician, Numan’s influence has been recognized by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists-from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails. Numan has joined Nine Inch Nails – who famously cover Cars in concert – on tours at the personal invitation of Trent Reznor. “I was always impressed by the way Gary Numan found his own voice-and it was unusual-but it was unmistakably him and boldly him,” said Reznor. “I see me doing what I learned from him.”