Gary Numan set for Utilita Live From The Drive-In gig, find out how to get tickets
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 June 2020
Artist set to perform a drive-in gig as part of Live Nation's drive-in concert series this summer
Gary Numan is among a host of artists set to play drive-in concerts. Tickets for his shows go on sale at 10am on Mon 22 Jun.
** UPDATED 16/07/2020: All Utilita Live From The Drive-In events have been cancelled. Please refer to Live Nation for full cancellation and refund details **
The 'Cars' hitmaker has signed up for Live Nation's 'Utilita Live From The Drive-In' concert series, in what looks set to be the new normal for live music during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 62-year-old musician is the ideal poster boy for the drive-in series, as on his 1979 hit 'Cars', he sings: "Here in my car, I feel safest of all I can lock all my doors."
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column, Gary said: "It's a celebration that we're back.
"Wehn I heard about it I thought it was the most genius idea, it seemed like such a bold thing to try and such a fantastic thing to do in such a difficult moment."
The 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' rocker quipped that he was asked to be involved in the drive-in gigs – which will come to 12 locations across the UK – because of his apt song.
He laughed: "I think I'd be shot if I didn't play it.
"There is a reasonable chance that I was asked to do it because I wrote 'Cars', I can't deny that."
And Gary expects to hear lots of beeping in the place of clapping.
He said: "I'm not sure how people are going to clapt to the song, I'm expecting lots of car horns.
"I think it will be great and the people who turn up will be part of something novel."
Gary had his October tour postponed because of the pandemic, but he's hoping to be able to work out the "logistics" of getting his band and crew back on the road, which is a difficult task with him based in Los Angeles and his band members in the UK.
Utilita Live From The Drive-In runs from mid-July to September and marks the return of live music shows in the UK.
Utilita Live From The Drive-In lineup:
Ash / Beverley Knight / Bjorn Again / Brainiac Live /Brand New Heavies / Cream Classical Ibiza / Dizzee Rascal / Embrace / Gary Numan / Jack Savoretti / Kaiser Chiefs / Lightning Seeds / Nathan Dawe / Reggae Roast Vs Gentleman's Dub Club / Russell Watson / Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Manson /Sigala / Skindred / The Snuts / The Streets / The Zutons / Tony Hadley / Where will U
Utilita Live From The Drive-In venues:
Resorts World Arena, Birmingham / University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton / Filton Airfield, Bristol / Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham / The Royal Highland Centre, Ediburgh / Leeds East Airport, Leeds / Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln / Central Docks Liverpool Waters, Liverpool / TBA, London / The National Bowl, Milton Keynes /Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket / Teeside International Airport, Teeside
Tickets for Utilita Live From The Drive-In go on sale at 10am on Mon 22 Jun.