Gary Numan: Live Q&A

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Rough Trade are very excited to present this Interactive Live Stream Q&A with the legendary Gary Numan, joining journalist, interviewer, arts critic and broadcaster Jude Rogers for an intimate in-conversation. This event celebrates the release of '(R)evolution: The Autobiography', the new book published 22nd October by Constable.

From humble beginnings in Middlesex, where money was scarce but dreams were encouraged, to the award-winning godfather of electronica, Gary Numan has seen it all. '(R)evolution' is the rollercoaster rise and fall (and rise) of one man, several dozen synthesisers, multiple issues and two desperately different lives. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, this is Gary Numan in his own words – a brutally honest reflection on the man behind the music.

The iconic artist himself will be talking through the themes of his incredible new autobiography, and taking questions directly from fans and audience members on this Interactive Live Stream powered by Zoom.

Tickets for this event also include a physical copy of the book '(R)evolution: The Autobiography', delivered to your home address by Rough Trade. Please note: Signed copies of the book are not available for this event.

You will receive a link for the Live Stream on the day of the event and when the show’s about to start, the link will be accessible on your ticket in-app.

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.

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One of the founding fathers of synth pop, Gary Numan's influence extends far beyond his lone American hit, Cars, which still stands as one of the defining new wave singles. That seminal track helped usher in the synth pop era on both sides of the Atlantic, especially his native UK, where he was a genuine pop star and consistent hitmaker during the early '80s. Even after new wave had petered out, Numan's impact continued to make itself felt; his dark, paranoid vision, theatrically icy alien persona, and clinical, robotic sound were echoed strongly in the work of many goth rock and (especially) industrial artists to come. For his part, Numan just kept on recording, and by the late '90s he'd become a hip name to drop; prominent alt-rock bands covered his hits in concert, and a goth-flavored brand of industrial dance christened darkwave looked to him as its mentor. Over the years many high profile bands have covered his songs including Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters, with Nine Inch Nails also citing him as a major influence for their work. 2017 saw the release of Numan's 21st album proving that this 80s legend is still relevant in the 21st century.

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