We've just added the Swiss box office details -
Ticket Hotline: 0041 (0) 848 800 800
or to buy online from Ticketcorner.com - to our 'Still Growing UP" tour dates.
A little information on the forthcoming dates has found it's way to us.
Speaking of the new dates, Peter said:
We all had a great time on the Growing Up tour last year, but sadly we couldnt take it to as many places as we wanted to, so we decided to come back for part 2. Im particularly looking forward to playing in some of the places I havent performed for many years
Peter's taking The Growing Up Tour out of storage and back out on the road. The STILL GROWING UP 2004 TOUR will come to the UK in June and will be the finale of a 23 date European tour.
The Still Growing Up 2004 Tour follows on from last years Growing Up Tour, which again brought together Gabriel and leading theatrical director Robert Lepage who collaborated on the ground breaking Secret World Tour in 1993.
There will be new material and theatrics in the show. Staged in the round, fans will be able to see Gabriel suspended upside down from the stage and performing inside the now famous giant inflatable Zorb ball. With boats, balls and bicycles, it is a unique and memorable combination of sound and vision.
The new dates will showcase songs from across Peter's career, including tracks from UP and some of his biggest hits, which feature on his most recent double album, HIT. New material such as Burn You Up, Burn You Down will be performed as part of the tour for the first time, along with a raft of his biggest songs, including Sledgehammer, Solsbury Hill, Mercy Street and Red Rain. The show also features poignant renditions of songs, such as Father Son from the OVO album in 2000.
The new tour sees Peter team up again with guitarist David Rhodes and bass player Tony Levin, with Richard Evans on guitars, mandolin and whistle, Ged Lynch returning on drums and Rachel Z on keyboards. Daughter Melanie joins her father once again on stage on vocals.
Anyone who saw Sevara as part of the Growing Up Tour last year, or who has enjoyed her Yol Bolsin CD on Real World Records might like to give her their support in the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2004.
The audience award is a chance for the public to vote for their favourite artist of 2003.
We start the year with the very sad news of Dr Hukwe Zawose's death.
Early last year you may have been lucky enough to see Hukwe and his nephew Charles with Peter as support act during the Growing Up Tour.
I was devastated to hear of Hukwes death. He was an extraordinary musician, singer and composer and made some of the most beautiful music we have ever put out on Real World Records. Peter Gabriel.
Peter and the band are now on their way back from the fantastic 46664 concert in South Africa. We've just had this shot of the 'Biko" rehersal in and thought you might like to take a look.
At last copies of "Burn You Up, Burn You Down' have materialized, so even though we're a week late, we want to point you in the he direction of Peter's new single.
Well, the entries for the tickets to the session with Peter here at Real World ended on the stoke of 12 midnight, so we are now putting all the names in a huge hat. Thanks for all the entries to that and the BBC Children In Need ticket draw. It will take a little while to pull out the winners, so we will be updateing you all on Monday, until then I'll sign off and head for home. Now, where has the moon gone? It's pretty dark out there.
Martyn Bennett was confirmed yesterday as the support for the show coming up at The Brighton Centre on the 24th.
Peter and the band are together for the BBC Children in Need Concert and the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert and so have sandwiched this more intimate show and a trip to the South Coast in between. Check the Tours page for booking info, and we hope to see you there.
In addition to our competition to see Peter in exclusive session here at the Studios we have a few other interesting events in the pipeline. Keep an eye on the tours sectionfor updates and a reminder of the password.
21/11/03 Peter will be playing the Children In Need concert at Cyfarthfa Castle Park in Wales. Call 08700131812 for tickets.
23/11/03 Peter play an exclusive Session at Real World - buy the HIT/DVD combo product at womadshop to enter the prize draw.
24/11/03 Brighton Centre - memebers of the Moon Club can jump the quee and use the password to buy tickets at www.bookingsdirect.com or by phone at 0870 735 5000
Peter will be performing at
the 46664 concert in South Africa http://46664.com Check out the site for details.
With the simultaneous release of the new double CD HIT and the Growing Up Live DVD on Monday, womadshop.com and Peter Gabriel are making a very special offer available
Buy both products together at womadshop and have your name entered in a draw to come and see Peter and the band in an exclusive private session hear at Real World.
Purchasers of the dual product will have their names pulled out of a hat on The Full Moon of November 8th - 50 lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to a private session with Peter and the band here at Real World Studios on the evening of Sunday 23rd November.
A further 200 names will have their copies of the DVD and CD signed by Peter.
Please note this means we will not be shipping these combined orders until after November 8th.
The elves had been busy overnight and we came in to find a big pile of tour Tshirts waiting to go on sale.
Impress your friends with the groupie look by picking up this exclusive tour merchandise over at womadshop.com.
Last night saw the press preview of our new DVD in the sumptuous screening rooms of London's Charlotte Street Hotel. We thought we would like you to get a little taste of what is to come and so have a QuickTime video preview, information and pictures of the rich delights you can expect when the title is released by Warner Vision on November 3rd.
Along with the 5 track version of the DVD (The Barry Williams Show, Downside UP, Growing UP, Sledgehammer and Signal To Noise) Journalists lucky enough to be present also got a white label copy of HIT in their goody bags which is due to be released on the same day.
Happy Full Moon - to celebrate this month's lunar peak we have added the Martyn Bennett remix of Sky Blue to the Full Moon Club downloads page.
It's available in AAC and MP3 formats. This moon seems to be exhibiting a bit of useful synchronicity for us in that it also coincides with the release of Martyn Bennett's solo work