Gary Numan announces headline Royal & Derngate show as part of Intruder tour

The legendary electronic pioneer will head back to Northampton in 2022 as part of an 18-date tour across the UK and Ireland.

By David Jackson
Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:46 pm
Gary Numan headlining the Roadmender in 2019. Photo by David Jackson.
Gary Numan headlining the Roadmender in 2019. Photo by David Jackson.

Gary Numan will return to Northampton next year as part of an 18-date tour to support his new album ‘Intruder’.

Numan will headline Royal & Derngate on Saturday, May 14, 2022 and tickets are available to book via a pre-sale next week.

It will be the third gig by the hugely influential singer songwriter in recent years who headlined the Roadmender in both 2018 and 2019.

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Numan’s new album ‘Intruder’ is out this Friday and looks set to make a similar impact to 2017’s ‘Savage (Songs From A Broken World)’ which entered the charts at number two.

Talking about next year’s tour, he said: “To say I’ve missed touring would be a colossal understatement.

“It’s the life I chose when I was a teenager so not being able to tour the world has been very difficult.

“But now things are changing once again and the next UK tour has been announced and I am as excited as I was when all this started for me a lifetime ago.

“More so in fact. I can’t wait to walk out onto a stage again, to hear the roar of the crowd, the ear shattering volume of the music, to be bathed in light and soak up that emotion.

“It’s what I’m here for.”

The tour will conclude with Numan’s first show at The SSE Arena, Wembley since he played three sold-out farewell concerts at the venue back in 1981.

His return to the venue also represents the joint largest headline show that he has ever played in the UK - a phenomenal achievement for an artist whose career spans more than 40 years.

Fans who order or pre-order ‘Intruder’ before Wednesday, May 26, via the link below can access pre-sale tickets for the tour from 9.30am that same day.

Remaining tickets will then go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday, May 28.

Northampton resident and long-time bassist for Numan, Tim Muddiman, recently announced plans to step down from his touring band to spend more time with his family and to concentrate on his work as an artist.

On June 17, on-demand platform Stabal will be streaming a worldwide concert premiere of ‘Intruder’ during which Gary Numan and his band will perform several songs from the record for the first time as well as a selection of songs from his career.

Since coming to prominence with era-defining hits such as ‘Cars’ and ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ (with Tubeway Army), Gary Numan has remained consistently creative and released a huge catalogue of work.

His impact on electronic and alternative music has been hailed by pioneers such as Prince, David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails and remains impactful today, with Kanye West and Lady Gaga both crediting him as an influence.

He was rewarded with the prestigious Inspiration Award at the Ivor Novellos in 2017 and shared his remarkable story with 2020’s candid autobiography ‘(R)evolution’.

To pre-order ‘Intruder’ and access the pre-sale tickets visit sale tickets will be available via