Peter’s show in June 20th, previously the second date in Hamburg has been switched for a date at Cornwall’s Eden Project.
A specially-created concert featuring Peter Gabriel at the Eden Project on June 20 will mark the arrival of one of the biggest works of art ever made from a single piece of stone.
The spectacular event will be a celebration of the unveiling of Seed, a giant oval sculpture created by the internationally-acclaimed artist Peter Randall-Page.
Gabriel will be performing on the same Eden stage where nearly two years ago he co-hosted the celebrated Africa Calling concert as part of Live 8, against the backdrop of Edens world-famous Biomes.
Pictures from the former china clay quarry at Bodelva, Cornwall were beamed live to billions of people across the globe and the concert was acclaimed in some quarters as the true heart of Live 8.
Concert-goers will for the first time be able to see Peter Gabriel perform in concert at Eden and will be the first to see the sculpture up close in its new home.
Edens creative development director Peter Hampel said:
“We are honoured and thrilled to be able to announce that Peter Gabriel is coming to Eden to help us celebrate one of the most significant events in our history.
Peter is an artist of huge international standing and integrity and we share a common goal to promote the need for a more harmonious relationship between mankind and our planet and amongst all of its inhabitants.
There could be no-one better to help us celebrate a fantastic work of art that will stand forever as a symbol of our generations recognition that we are part of nature, not apart from it, and that to survive we must learn to work with the grain of nature.”