Gary Numan: The show will go on after tragedy

Gary Numan, the eccentric rocker known for being absolute s**t at personal finance, will perform Tuesday night at Headliners as scheduled, it appears.

Numan’s tour bus was involved in a deadly traffic crash in Cleveland on Monday, forcing his band to cancel its show there last night. He posted a long message about the tragedy on Facebook on Monday night.

Headliners confirmed the show over the telephone to Derby City Weekend.

And Tuesday morning, another Facebook post indicated he and his band were making their way to Louisville.

Also Tuesday, Headliners had retweeted a tweet by WFPK, indicating the show is still on:

Gary Numan
Gary Numan’s concert is expected to take place as scheduled Tuesday at Headliners. (Source: Gary Numan’s Facebook page)

First-generation MTV audiences remember Numan’s futuristic synth-pop “Cars” video in 1979 that put the artist — and MTV, to a degree — on the map. The British-born 60-year-old has put out several dozen albums since, including “Savage,” which debuted almost exactly a year ago.

Nightmare Air is the opening act at Tuesday night’s show. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

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