The first four shows from the U.S Summer Tour have now been added to the Encore collection, completing the set of 19 shows. Two new collectors editions are also available. The Deluxe Road Case is limited to 150 copies worldwide and they tell me all but 37 have gone already....
"ALL 19 shows from the Peter Gabriel US Summer Tour, a mini tour program, and an AUTOGRAPHED card from Peter Gabriel, all in a miniature replica road case. "
Peter wanted us to mark this month's full moon in some way, the lunar inspired updates have slipped slightly over the past months into more of a full venue driven timetable.
The band are currently heading for tomorrow night's West Palm Beach - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
show and unfortunatly time has not allowed us to get Peter in front of a camera. We do however have an interesting little snippet in the Full Moon Club video collection -
an exclusive taste of Tricky's Growing Up remix.
Sorting through some of our tour images for future projects, including those of Tony Levin above, I was sidetracked into the world of
Ned Steinberger; who makes the bass Tony is holding.
www.nedsteinberger.com tells you..."he drew on his parents' influences: his mother an artist, and his father a musical Nobel Prize winning physicist. He set up his own wood shop at 13."
The site has some interesting audio and video clips of Tony and Laurie Anderson amongst others.
As the band flew to America today for the start of the US tour, Melanie's boat was seen arriving back here at Real World. There were reports of sadness in Barcelona as the round stage had it's last appearance, I think everyone was beginning to regard it as home. The new leg of the tour is obviously going to have a very different look, and possibly some changes to the set list.
One thing I can confirm is that Sevara Nazarkhan has been confirmed as the support, which anyone who saw her set; and reprise for 'In Your Eyes' with Peter, at the recent European dates will tell you is good news for the North American audiences..
It seems our own 'Tina' was perched atop the Duomo in Milan watching the events below. Our well informed traveler reveals all in her update.
Does she have inside information? Anyone who found the hidden page of information for those curios as to just what Super Audio CD is, proably did. The inside information is that you can find it by following the links below.
We have a new section with information on the newly released Secret World Live DVD - you may have seen it before, but the real bonus is for those with a surround sound system to listen to the newly mastered 5.1 surround sound.
Watch the new 'Growing Up' video, hot off the press today. It will be available on DVD single in the coming weeks - with a 5.1 surround version of the album track as a mind expanding bonus
News seems to be filtering out that Peter is to return with a new tour of the U.S.A in June this year, so I'm going to throw a little more light on the plans. The tour will be taking a different form to last years 'Growing UP Live'. Those who saw that show will understand why it was simply not possible to take it everywhere we wanted to - it required a huge amount of headroom to suspend something like 30 tons of equipment from the ceiling. The new tour will fit in more venues so, finally it looks like all those in Atlanta who have petitioned for a performance will be rewarded.
The dates will be appearing in our Tours section next week with a similar pre-sale option to we offered on the last U.S.A dates.
The current list is unconfirmed, I'd view them as little more than rumour until we get them confirmed and they begin to appear in the Tours section. They are definatley not available for sale anywhere yet, so relax and check back with us next week.
8-Jun Los Angeles (Irvine) Verizon Amphitheatre
21-Jun Philadelphia Tweeter Center
29-Jun Detroit DTE Music Pavilion
2-Jul Indianapolis Verizon Amphitheatre
14-Jun West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
18-Jun Boston Tweeter Center
11-Jun Dallas Smirnoff
1-Jul Columbus Germain Amphitheatre
16-Jun Atlanta Chastain Park
22-Jun Washington D.C. Nissan Pavilion
7-Jun San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheatre
12-Jun Houston Woodlands
28-Jun Chicago Tweeter Center
20-Jun Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Pavilion
24-Jun Wantagh Jones Beach
26-Jun Milwaukee Marcus Amp./Summerfest
The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the growing list of tour dates for the coming months. Unfortunately it has not proved possible to get any pre-sale agreements in place for these dates, but hopefully you will still find yourselves at the front of the queue.
For those with access to BBC1 Peter will be performing for the Children In Need appeal live from Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, Wlaes tonight. We have been informed the concert will be on around 9pm but as this is live TV there is a chance that he may be a little late!
Also we have updated the Growing Up Live DVD section with some new video clips, some technical info and some other goodies.
"Four years ago I co-founded (and am now a shareholder in) a digital downloading service with Charles Grimsdale, called OD2. I got involved because I thought there were interesting opportunities and I wanted to have access to digital delivery both for my work and for all the artists on Real World Records
Although OD2s initial focus was the Independents, we are now Europes number one digital distributor for music working with all five majors and are about to launch in Australia and Asia this year.
We are determined that we should try and take advantage of this situation and help transform the music business in such a way that artists are on level terms with record companies, receive fair payments and have new opportunities to be their own retailer when they choose.
I have been developing ideas with Brian Eno for an alliance of artists to ensure that artists interests are treated fairly, as this new business model takes shape. This dream for MUDDA can only become a reality with enough endorsement and involvement of other artists." Peter Gabriel
More information on MUDDA will be coming soon.