Gary Numan Announces New LP 'Savage (Songs from a Broken World)'

You can hear the album's first teaser "My Name Is Ruin" now
Gary Numan Announces New LP 'Savage (Songs from a Broken World)'
Once again, synth-pop icon Gary Numan is set to gift his faithful with a new full-length, marking his first proper studio album since 2013. The new record is called Savage (Songs from a Broken World), and it's set to arrive on September 15 via BMG.

The album marks Numan's 22nd full-length studio effort and follows 2013's similarly titled Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind). The new album was produced by Ade Fenton, with recording taking place in both L.A. and the UK.

Speaking of the post-apocalyptic concept behind the album, Numan had this to say in a statement:

There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so, and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It's a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

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.

For a taste of this, you can listen to the new album track "My Name Is Ruin" at the bottom of the page. It comes featuring backing vocals from Numan's 11-year-old daughter Persia.

In support of the album, Numan recently announced a series of UK and North American dates, which include stops in Canada. You can find those below, where you'll also find the new LP's tracklist.

Savage (Songs from a Broken World):

1. Ghost Nation
2. Bed Of Thorns
3. My Name Is Ruin
4. The End Of Things
5. And It All Began With You
6. When The World Comes Apart
7. Mercy
8. What God Intended
9. If I Said
10. Pray For The Pain You Serve
11. Broken
12. Cold

Tour dates:

07/27 Liverpool, UK - Exhibition Centre
07/28 Hull, UK - The Welly
07/29 Leamington Spa, UK - The Assembly
07/30 Hertfordshire, UK - Standon Calling
09/30 Cardiff, UK - Tramshed
10/02 Bournemouth, UK - O2 Academy
10/03 Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
10/05 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
10/06 Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
10/07 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
10/09 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
10/10 Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
10/11 Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
10/13 Manchester, UK - Academy
10/14 London, UK - O2 Academy
10/16 Brighton, UK - Dome
10/17 Norwich, UK - UEA
10/18 Southend, UK - Cliffs Pavilion
10/19 Leuven, BE - Het Depot
10/20 Paris, FR - La Trabendo
10/21 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
10/24 Bratislava, SK - Majestic Music Club
10/25 Cologne, DE - Essigfabrik
10/26 Berlin, DE - Columbia Theater
10/27 Lodz, PL - Soundedit Festival
11/15 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
11/16 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11/17 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11/19 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/21 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/22 Seattle, WA - Neptune
11/23 Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
11/24 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
11/26 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
11/28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/29 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11/30 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
12/01 Toronto, ON - Opera House
12/04 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
12/06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
12/07 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
12/09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12/11 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/12 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
12/14 Dallas, TX - Trees
12/15 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
12/16 Austin, TX - The Mohawk