Peter Gabriel So tour
Updated: 22 April 2014
Peter Gabriel is celebrating his iconic So album with a seven date arena tour around the UK and Ireland.
The tour will be a celebration of Peter Gabriel’s work dubbed as ‘a career spanning show’. The tour will include So performed live with the original 1987 line-up.
Birmingham LG (28)
Sheffield Arena (30)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (1)
Wembley Arena London (3)
Liverpool Arena (7)
AECC GE Gas & Oil Arena Aberdeen (8)
Dublin O2 Arena (10)
About Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel rose to fame as the flamboyant frontman of Genesis. Gabriel formed the band with fellow schoolmates Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Chris Stewart in 1967.
With Genesis he recorded six studio albums; the last being the 1975 release The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway It was during the run-up to the The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour when tensions between band members led to Peter Gabriel’s decision to quit. Genesis and Peter Gabriel completed the eight month world tour before leaving on good terms and going separate ways.
Peter Gabriel released a series of solo albums titled I (Car), II (Scratch), III (Melt), IV (Security). The albums were originally simply named Peter Gabriel but were later retiled. His first single release as solo performer was the 1976’s autobiographical song Solsbury Hill in which he dealt with leaving his former band Genesis. During this period the former prog-rocker developed a penchant for World Music.
The first traces can be heard on songs off of Peter Gabriel’s third album Melt on songs such as Games Without Frontiers, I Don’t Remember and the anti-apartheid song Biko
Peter Gabriel’s biggest commercial success came in 1986 with the release of his album So. The album, produced by Daniel Lanois and Gabriel himself, included the massive hit singles Sledgehammer, Big Time and the Kate Bush duet Don’t Give Up.
Gabriel’s own album output slowed down due to commitments with various, mostly World Music related, projects such as his Real World Recording Studio, Record Label and his widely regarded WOMAD Festival. It took six years for Us, the follow-up to So to be completed, 10 years for 2002’s Up and eight years for 2010’s Scratch My Back. In 2011 Peter Gabriel released New Blood.
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