Peter Gabriel Surfaces for 2010 Tour Dates
Peter Gabriel will unearth himself this spring to unveil his latest album of orchestral covers entitled “Scratch My Back.” Currently, Gabriel has setup 4 dates in 3 cities — Montreal, Los Angeles and a pair of shows in New York. The fun will get started at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 28. He will precede the brief US jaunt with a handful of European dates to follow. Full tour information can be viewed at Peter Gabriel Tour.
“Scratch My Back” hit stores today (2/15) and marks Gabriel’s eight studio effort since closing the door on Genesis back in 1977. “Scratch” has Gabriel tackling a unique offering of his contemporaries, coving Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out),” Neil Young’s “Philadelphia,” Bon Iver’s “Flume,” and Arcade Fire’s “My Body is a Cage.” The project is an organized song exchange where artists swap tracks and reinterpret them as they see fit. The album included no drums or guitar just orchestral arrangements fronted by Gabriel’s vocals. Composer John Metcalfe handles the arrangements and Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed) sits in the production booth.
Genesis will be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Gabriel said don’t count on him to sing for his supper. “As far as I know, I’m definitely not going to sing,” he said recently to Rolling Stone. “I learned at our last reunion [in 1982] that you can’t just get up there. You have to rehearse.”
2010 Peter Gabriel Concert Tour
28 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
2, 3 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl