Peter and Sting Tour 2016

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:

Date City Venue
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


PG & Sting at Real World Studios, January 2016. Photo: York Tillyer

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”.