Friday, 30 March 2018

Photos: Gary Numan @ The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Gary Numan - The Olympia Dublin
All Photos: Remy Connolly

Info: Electronic icon Gary Numan closed off his European Tour for latest album Savage (Songs From a Broken World) last night in a fitting venue, The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. As always, the display, performance and vibrancy of Numan and bands set reflected the theme of the current tour, the album is his post-apocalyptic vision of a world devastated by human excesses, climate change, a lost and collapsed world society. In Numan's own words; "The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment. It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there."

The thought did cross my mind during the performance, that in this glimpse of a not so unrealistic future, there would be no gathering of people to witness any type of artistic performance under the same conditions as we take for granted like last nights setting. For now we can just continue to enjoy Numanoids assembling and taking in the new music that is being created by Gary Numan. Support on the night came from the excellent Los Angeles trio Nightmare Air, do check them out, I became an instant fan after the first song.

(REMY would like to note a very special thanks to Michelle Griffin and Tim Muddiman).


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