That's it! Thank you for all your questions
Not a question, just a thank you. Thank you for enlivening things and long may you continue to do so. Wish that time flew less quickly
Can you tell me if you have a favourite software synthesiser?
As Convergence is a Festival of Electronica will you be going back to basics for Friday’s gig?
I remember when you crashed your plane in the village where I lived at the time - Botley. Surviving a plane crash? Did this effect your outlook on life, your music or just your laundry bill?
How did you get American citizenship?
You’ve talked a lot about your financial success/failures in the past, even quoting a worth of £4m in 1981. What are you worth now?
Do you ever see yourself working with a full band in the studio again, with less emphasis on technology (old school if you like :-))
"I secretly enjoyed the fact that when I did Tops of the Pops, nobody knew I was singing about a robot prostitute"
Elvis Chomsky asks:
Why the quotation marks in ‘Are Friends “Electric”?’ Was it and Down In The Park about gay sex?
There has been lots of talk about performers and their riders. What’s on your rider for RFH and what is the most unusual thing that you have ever requested? (and did you get it!?)
You’ve got a big and vocal following on social media - Twitter, Facebook & Instagram and your fans interact with you a lot through that. Do you read the posts and comments and do you ever want to respond?
I was five in 1980 and your music has been with me my whole life, I don’t think there has been a day that I’ve not listened to you, but I can honestly say that Splinter is by far the best album you have ever done, it’s just stunning. How does it feel that this far into your career, you are producing your best work?
As others have mentioned here, your wife Gemma posted a photo of Jean-Michel Jarre at your LA home. It is doubtful you are a fan, so how did this visit come about?
Gary, not sure about the hair dye, man. I would leave it out and go white, with a little encouragement. That would suit you much better. Any thoughts on that?
From a composer’s point of view, how did you get inspired to use the mixolydian mode extensively in your music? It has become a distinct sound often associated to your work, so it would be great to hear more about that.
"I don't really listen to music at all...I never have it on in the house or car"
Do you listen to music for pleasure? If so, what acts are you currently listening to?
If your children became religious, would you be supportive, or try to influence them.
Hannah Ebben asks:
Do you aspire to be or become a role model or advocate for fellow people on the autism spectrum? If so, how?
What are the reasons please, that in recent times you have dumped your two synth players and replaced them with the MacBook? Your gigs lack a huge dynamic now. Shame as not long ago, your gigs were an ‘experience’, not just a gig.
"I've never liked synthpop"
Ian Maloney asks:
Do you prefer synthpop or industrial music?
"My favourite biscuit? Tesco shortcake. Incredibly hard to get in Los Angeles"
What’s your favourite biscuit?
"I've never regretted having Asperger's, I've never not wanted to have it."
What difference did having the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome make to your life?
With such a large back catalogue and a constant clamour from fans to hear lesser played material, how difficult is it to put together a set list these days?
"I was sat 10ft from Marc Almond in a restaurant recently. He didn't punch me, so I guess everything's ok now"
What is it with the anger from Marc Almond from Soft Cell toward you? Their song ‘Bedsitter’ by the way is a total rip off of This Wreckage.
Pamela Tufnell asks:
Hi Gary will you be writing any books in the future? Science fiction would be interesting...
"I'd hope to be doing this in 20 years, but I'll be 77 then and that seems a tad unlikely"
Karen Germanotta asks:
Can you see yourself still touring in a few years time? And do you enjoy tours more now than you did in the peak of your career? And may I end with a thank you for the music since 1979...
You already told me the answer to this at a meet and greet in Vancouver, but I think the answer is worth sharing as it really puts the lyrics of the song in context... My question was, “What was the inspiration behind the song, My Last Day?” I still think the ending of the song is at least 45 minutes too short!
"There seems to be greater opportunities for women in America than in the UK"
You moved to LA to escape the ‘gang warfare’ in England. Has it really been any better in the US or do you still feel threatened, given most people have guns out there? You are back in the UK for your Albert Hall show this week and came back last year for a few gigs and festivals. How much different does England feel each time to when you left it?
I love your deeply moving lyrics and your bone thrumming music. Which do you write first, music or lyrics?
Baz Dedhevan asks:
I’ve been told that the name ‘Tubeway Army’ came to you after going to see The Subway Sect play live. Do you recall this? (The person you went to the gig with told me this little gem)
Tim Bell asks:
Does Gemma, Gary’s wife, insist he has a healthy diet these days, or does he still insist on McDonalds or steak and chips as he did in the 1980s?
Howard Gibson asks:
How special and important to you is returning to England to play shows now that you have moved across the pond?
Your daughter made a wonderful cameo performance on ‘From Inside’ If she came to you to say she wanted to enter your profession would you encourage/discourage her and what advice would you give her?
Marmite, yes or no.?
Are we ever going to see you as a star in a reasonably priced car?
Have you stopped flying completely? Do you miss it?
"I'm an IVF father...Dolce and Gabbana are ignorant and ill-informed"
You tried out IVF treatment with your partner – what do you make of this whole Dolce and Gabbana ‘synthetic children’ debate? I can’t imagine you’re particularly enamoured with them but would like to know your thoughts on the subject anyway!
Gary Numan is in the building!
Here is Gary ready to answer your questions in the Guardian offices...
Post your questions for Gary Numan
Of all the androgynously gothic creatures that stalked the charts in the 1980s, Gary Numan was the most striking of all. With his nasal voice, sounding like a middle manager teetering on the edge of psychic breakdown, he sang about ennui, technology and frustrated human connection, all of which still chimes with our age of distracted social networking.
Bolstered by irresistible electronic melody, he topped the charts with Are Friends Electric? and Cars, before embracing an industrial sound on a string of successful LPs throughout the past three decades. But as he told the Guardian in 2013, his intensely staring stage persona was “my way of getting around the fact I was cripplingly shy … a way to create a front I could hide behind.”
Now living in LA, he’s back in London for a Royal Festival Hall gig on Friday as part of the Convergence festival, and is joining us for a live webchat on Wednesday 18 March from 1pm GMT onwards. Post your question for Gary in the comments below and he’ll answer as many as time allows.