We're trying not to make a habit of it, but this month's update is going to be slightly delayed. Peter is filming his piece at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas Texas today - Peter and the New Blood Orchestra are on stage there this evening, so forget the web and get there for the live full moon experience if you can.
Assuming we can get the WiFi working at the venue the video should be back at Real World soon and then shortly after, available to view...
We'll keep you posted.
Enjoy the show if you are in Dallas.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of The Elders appeared on BBC Radio 4's news program Yesterday announcing a key initiative of The Elders. (You can listen to the piece again below)
The Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke of his intentions to start an alliance against child marriage, after spending time in Ethiopia where many young girls leave school to get married.
Peter, arranger John Metcalfe and conductor Ben Foster spent yesterday talking New Blood in front of 3D cameras from Eagle Rock with comedian David Baddiel on hand to tickle out some of the details.
The interviews will be seeing the light of day around the release of the recently filmed Hammersmith show. Hot from the cameras everyone rushed off to continue packing - New Blood arrives in Berkeley at the start of it's North American journey on Friday - in fact that may be Peter overhead right now.
Photograph: York Tillyer
Congratulations to the winners of our Hot Sound Package competition (see winners below). We will be in touch with further details via email.
|Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA||Shauna Berquist de Marquez & Reef Roberts|
|Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA||Sheila Bixler & Pat Beemer|
|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO||James Farrelly & Jeffrey Ballard|
|Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX||Tracy Hemminger & Shelli Pendergrass|
|Cynthia Woods Pavilion Spring, TX||Alberto Del Vallea & Valentina Castro|
|Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO||Theresa Ingram & Amy Clift|
|United Center Chicago, Il||Christopher Gillespie & Anne Gillespie|
|Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON||John Robbins & Sharon Robbins|
|Comcast Center Mansfield, MA||Paula R Sirois & Kira Sirois|
|Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ||Michael Magri & Theresa Magri|
|Saratoga PAC Saratoga Springs, NY||Carolyn McAuliffe & Chris McAuliffe|
|Marcus Amphitheatre (Summerfest), WI||Ruta Braziunas & Rita Bieliauskas|
We packed the truck and waved the equipment off at the start of it's transatlantic journey today - New Blood is on its way to North America.
John Metcalfe loves to tour. And, as the orchestral arranger of both the Scratch My Back and New Blood projects, he's got a rather enviable itinerary ahead of him - a 12-date, 12-city tour of the United States in the company of Peter Gabriel and his New Blood Orchestra. "I always like a little trip out!" he admits.
Kicking off in Berkeley, California, on June 10 and terminating 19 days later in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the tour is the perfect opportunity for Peter's North American followers to witness the poise, precision and passion of the orchestra as it tackles Peter's back catalogue, along with a smattering of other songwriters' work from Scratch My Back...