Peter Gabriel Tacks on Summer Dates to Tour
Last year, Peter Gabriel went on tour for the first time in a decade. This time he won’t make his fans wait that long.
Clear Channel Entertainment is reporting that on June 7 Gabriel will be launching his summer tour of amphitheaters in San Francisco. The tour so far is scheduled to stop in 16 cities: Indianapolis; Columbus; Detroit; Chicago; Milwaukee; Wantagh, NY; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Holmdel, NJ; Boston; Atlanta; West Palm Beach; Houston; Dallas; Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Organizers for the event say that the stage production, which was developed by Robert Le Page, director and designer who designed Gabriel’s “Secret World Live Tour” in 1993, will be very similar to what was used during Gabriel’s outing in 2002. Some of the features from the production included a twelve foot transparent ball Gabriel used for bouncing around on stage while he sang “Growing Up.” While he sang along with his daughter Melanie the song “Downside Up,” he walked upside down with a harness suspending him.
Gabriel’s touring band will include Melanie Gabriel with additional vocals, Ged Lynch on percussion and drums, Rachel Z on keyboards, Tony Levin on bass, David Rhodes on guitar, and Richard Evans on mandolin, guitars and other instruments.
For every ticket that is sold, he will be donating $1.50 to Witness, an international human rights organization that was co-founded by Gabriel.
Clear Channel reports that tickets for select dates will be going on sale starting March 9.
“Up,” the latest album from Gabriel, was released in September.