Gary Numan Cancels Show After Tragic Accident

Singer's tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian

September 25, 2018
Gary Numan performs live on stage on day 2 of Bluedot Festival

Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA

Tragedy hit the rock and roll community last night when a tour bus for musician Gary Numan struck and killed a man in Cleveland. The accident forced the cancellation of a show scheduled at the House of Blues hours later.

Police say the 91-year-old victim was crossing the street when he was hit.

Numan’s twitter account posted condolences that read, in part, “Every one of us is filled with sadness that made it impossible to even consider playing our show this evening, and out of respect it would have been entirely wrong.”

The mood on the tour had not changed by this morning:

It is unclear if Numan was on the tour bus at the time of the accident. He is perhaps best-known for his 1979 new wave hit “Cars,” but has continued to make music through the 2017 release Savage (Songs from a Broken World.)