We are pleased to announce today that Peter Gabriel and Sting will tour together in the USA and Canada during June & July 2016.
The tour will be entitled Rock Paper Scissors
Here are the dates:
|June 21||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|June 23||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|June 24||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach|
|June 26||Philadelphia, PA||BB&T Pavilion|
|June 27||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|June 29||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|June 30||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|July 02||Worcester, MA||DCU Center|
|July 03||Brooklyn, NY||Coney Island Amphitheatre|
|July 05||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|July 07||Québec, QC||Festival d’été de Québec|
|July 09||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|July 10||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 12||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|July 14||San Jose, CA||SAP Center at San Jose|
|July 15||Lake Tahoe, NV||Harvey’s|
|July 17||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|July 18||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|July 21||Seattle, WA||Key Arena|
|July 23||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|July 24||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
Peter and Sting first toured together in 1986 with Amnesty International in the USA and subsequently the World in 1988 and they have been friends ever since.
“I had a successful tour with Paul Simon, who is someone else I admire greatly, and that worked so well I thought I’d like to do this again… who could I tour with? And then I thought of Peter because we’ve known each other for so long” – Sting
“What intrigues me is that when you get a good bunch of musicians together then interesting things will happen if they are allowed to” – Peter Gabriel
For the shows fans can expect the two artists to be delving into each other’s catalogues to choose songs to perform together and will be doing their own solo slots.
“The interesting thing for me is what happens to our songs when they are juxtaposed with each other’s songs. What I do will change what he does and vice-versa. The songs we trade and the songs that we sing together will have an unexpected result, we hope”, says Sting, whilst Peter adds “For me it’s partly what sounds good in that present incarnation balanced with what people want to hear. You want to try and get both sides and throw in something unfamiliar as well as the hits”.