Photos: Gary Numan rocks Chicago with synths & strobes

Gary Numan

Gary Numan

Songs for the Armageddon reverberated throughout Thalia Hall on Nov. 29 as industrial pioneer, Gary Numan, stopped by the historic Chicago venue for a performance full of strobes, synths and unbridled intensity. Armed with a slew of survival songs off his latest album, Savage (Songs from a Broken World), the British musician annihilated every note with brooding vehemence.

Iconic hits like “Cars,” “M.E.” and “Metal,” stark and infectious in their compositions, also appeared on the evening’s setlist highlighting how The Pleasure Principle continues to connect with fans new and old over thirty-five years after it was originally recorded. New York newcomers Me Not You opened up the show with a short and haunting set that delivered on the promise of their 2017 EP, Reckoning 1.

Check out Numan’s full setlist below and scroll through the gallery to see photos from both fantastic sets. Head over to to pick-up tickets to see him perform live in a city near you.

Gary Numan Setlist

Ghost Nation
The Fall
Everything Comes Down To This
Bed of Thorns
Down in the Park
Pray for the Pain You Serve
Here in the Black
Love Hurt Bleed
My Name Is Ruin
When the World Comes Apart
A Prayer for the Unborn

Are “Friends” Electric

(Photos by Laurie Fanelli)