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Celebrating Youssou N'Dour this weekend

Youssou N'Dour has been awarded the 2013 Polar Music Prize - Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Coinciding with this, BBC 4 television are airing two programmes on Youssou tonight starting at 9.40pm. The first is called...
30th Aug 2013, 12:48pm

Mirrorball and Mercy Street (Scratch My Back / And I'll Scratch Yours)

Peter Gabriel, Guy Garvey, John Metcalfe and Bob Ezrin talk about the recording of Mirrorball and Elbows reciprocal version of Mercy Street. "We chose to cover Mercy Street because it's such an amazing song, It's my favourite from SO. Also...
19th Aug 2013, 12:24pm

And I'll Scratch Yours

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I'll do one of yours,...
25th Jul 2013, 12:00pm

Live In Athens 1987: The full recorded show

Live In Athens 1987 will be released on 16th September 2013 (17th in the US) on 2DVD, Blu-ray and digital video formats. The package contains both the full Live In Athens live show, complete with Youssou N'Dour and Le Super Etoile de Dakar's...
12th Jul 2013, 1:46pm

Peter at TED Talks

Peter's recent contribution at TED Talks earlier in the year can now be viewed online. He joined a panel of three others including Neil Gershenfeld, Diana Reiss and Vint Cerf to present the idea of an 'Interspecies internet'. "The...
12th Jul 2013, 9:58am

RIP Mark Fisher

"From rock music's evolution, from clubs and pubs into arenas and stadiums, Mark brought his very own inventive, architectural mind to some of the most spectacular shows ever created with music. When we worked together on the Millennium...
27th Jun 2013, 8:08pm

Radiation City kick off their tour at a WITNESS event

A big thanks to Radiation City for kicking off their tour and launching their new album at a WITNESS event in Silicon Valley last week. Discover more about the band & listen to their music
14th Jun 2013, 10:46am

Peter talks to M Magazine at The Ivors

Peter was at The Ivors earlier this month to present Randy Newman with the PRS for MusicSpecial International Award. Whilst he was there M Magazine caught up with him for a quick discussion on World Music, ideas for a new music...
30th May 2013, 2:55pm

John Metcalfe's New Album Released on Society of Sound

Peter Gabriel's orchestral arranger for Scratch My Back and New Blood has now released his own latest work via B&W's Society of Sound , where members can download very high, studio quality digital audio. John Metcalfe's musical experience...
30th Apr 2013, 1:00pm

Richie Havens

"So sad to hear that the big man with the big heart has gone. For anyone that worked with him, he was family. When he turned the tap on, music poured out of him, as it did in Woodstock. Everything about Richie was large, warm and...
23rd Apr 2013, 4:45pm

RIP Storm Thorgerson

"We are all very sad to learn about the news of Storm Thorgerson's death this morning. He was a smart, very gifted artist, who could be warm and nurturing, difficult and obstinate in equal measure. His work was highly original and influential....
19th Apr 2013, 1:50pm

Phil Ramone

I was very sad to learn of the death of Phil Ramone. Phil made so many classic records. He was a perfectionist and influenced both how records sound and the way we make them. When we were putting together our first Real World Recording Week we...
4th Apr 2013, 10:26am

The Bell in Bath Launches a Community Share Offer to Save a vital local music venue

The Bell is a popular independent pub in arty Walcot Street, Bath, known for live music and cultural events, home to Bath Fringe Festival, constantly commended by CAMRA and often in the national press and various guides for their ales, their...
15th Mar 2013, 5:51pm

Peter talks with the crew members of Expedition 34

Peter recently stopped by at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. During his time there he spoke with three crewmembers on board the International Space Station directly from the ISS Flight Control Room at Mission Control. Topics...
22nd Feb 2013, 9:07am

Last chance to order VIP tickets for the Back To Front Tour

This week will be the last opportunity to purchase VIP tickets for Peter's forthcoming tour in Europe this Autumn. The cut off date for VIP tickets is Friday 15th February at 12.00 (GMT) .
12th Feb 2013, 9:20am

Peter curates TEDTalks playlist

Towards the end of 2012 Peter curated a playlist of TEDTalks which he felt would stand the test of time. From printing a human kidney to the learning revolution - view his selections over on the TED website . For those of you that are...
4th Feb 2013, 11:49am

Pop Market Music 24 hour deal - 25th Anniversary Deluxe edition of

For a limited time only and while supplies last, PopMarket.com is offering the limited edition 25th Anniversary Deluxe 4CD / 2DVD / LP / 12î box set of So ! This set features: CD 1 Original album, remastered CD 2 'So DNA'...
18th Jan 2013, 5:35pm

Introducing the MusicTiles App...

On the 8th Jan 2013 a new app called MusicTiles will be available from the Apple App store. MusicTiles will allow everybody to create Peter Gabriel music, transforming music fans from passive listeners to active performers. The MusicTiles...
2nd Jan 2013, 12:05pm

More dates added to the European Tour...

With shows now on-sale in the UK, Germany, Austria & Croatia - The following dates have been confirmed for the 'Back To Front' tour in 2013. Date Venue Location VIP Packages Regular...
10th Dec 2012, 10:31am

More European 'Back To Front' Shows Announced...

For those of you eagerly awaiting the announcement of more European dates in 2013 we have a couple for you this week, with more to be announced next week. The tour will be landing in both Austria and Croatia at the given venues listen...
5th Dec 2012, 5:06pm

Tickets for Shows In Germany Now On Sale

General admission tickets for the German leg of the Back To Front tour are on sale now. VIP Packages are also available through the WOMADshop . Date Venue Location VIP Packages...
30th Nov 2012, 9:36am

Tickets For UK Shows On Sale Now

General admission tickets are now on sale for the UK leg of the 'Back To Front' tour 2013. Date Venue Location VIP Packages Regular Tickets Oct 21st O2...
23rd Nov 2012, 9:43am

Back To Front Tour Comes to Europe

European fans will be delighted to know that Peter will be taking the 'Back To Front' tour into Europe in autumn 2013. Following the tour's success in North America, Peter and the original band will be celebrating the anniversary of the...
19th Nov 2012, 9:40am

A message from Peter

"Very sadly, my Father died on Friday 9th November. I will miss him enormously. This is a song I wrote for him."
13th Nov 2012, 8:05pm

'So... Gabble' iPad App Out Now

Conceived by Peter and developed by Real World Studios in partnership with Great Fridays, Gabble traverses the traditional boundaries of language. Unique, fun and free, Gabble gives everyone the opportunity to chat with friends old and new by...
6th Nov 2012, 4:17pm

Grab Your Sledgehammer

Recreate your own stop-motion scene from the iconic 'Sledgehammer' video using the 'Grab Your Sledgehammer' App on Peter's Facebook page. The app allows you to pick a scene from the music video, record a re-creation or upload an existing...
6th Nov 2012, 1:00pm

Athens '87 Restored: Ben Findlay interviewed for Society of Sound

In October 1987 the worldwide tour of 'So' arrived in the elevated surroundings of the hillside open-air theatre at Lykabetos, overlooking Athens. Recorded and filmed over three nights, the Athens shows provide a fascinating document of those...
29th Oct 2012, 3:06pm

Peter At Google Talks

Amidst his busy touring schedule of the US, Peter found time to drop in at Google HQ to discuss his recent work. Watch the full interview above.
23rd Oct 2012, 11:07am

Peter features on NPR's 'Guest DJ'

NPR's All Songs Considered caught up with Peter on the closing night of the 'Back To Front' tour and got him to share some of his favourite tracks as their Guest DJ . Peter chooses music by The Beatles, soul legend Otis Redding and the...
17th Oct 2012, 4:14pm

'DNA: The Evolution of the Songs from So' - An Interview with Dickie Chappell

Peter Gabriel's engineer, Richard 'Dickie' Chappell, explains the thinking behind the 'So DNA' disc included in the Anniversary edition box set. Digging into the archives Peter and Dickie found many different versions of the material that...
9th Oct 2012, 10:03am

The Voice Project needs your help

The Voice Project , one of whose founders is Peter's daughter Anna, need your help in gaining a $50,000 grant that will help support their initiatives. For over two decades war ravaged northern Uganda. It is Africa's longest running...
4th Oct 2012, 10:57am

Peter discusses 'So' on BBC Radio 2

listen to 'Peter Gabriel on Johnnie Walker's Long Players' on Audioboo (function() { var po = document.createElement("script"); po.type = "text/javascript"; po.async = true; po.src = "http://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/assets/embed.js"; var...
28th Sep 2012, 1:30pm

Jennie and Linnea on tour with Peter

Jennie Abrahamson and Linnea Olsson have stepped in as support act for the current 'So' Back To Front tour dates. It was a great blow to have Ane Brun , who was originally scheduled to perform, withdraw from the tour due to illness and we...
25th Sep 2012, 4:54pm

Sledgehammer in HD

Peter Gabriel's seminal 1986 video for Sledgehammer can now be viewed in high definition for the first time. A new transfer from the original 16mm negative is now available to watch now. Sledgehammer was directed by Stephen R....
24th Sep 2012, 5:53pm

Back to Front tour ticket giveaway

With the tour now in full swing go to Peter's official Facebook page to win tickets & soundcheck access for the shows in Boston, Denver, CO, and Santa Barbara, CA
18th Sep 2012, 4:34pm

Quebec City Launches The Tour

It's a great feeling to finally have the first Back To Front show under our belts. The amazingly vocal audience in Quebec City got us off to a great start - even though they got to see the show's teething problems when a system crash meant...
5th Sep 2012, 4:26pm

The Peter Gabriel 'Back to Front' Encore Series

Real World Productions and the Encore Series team at TheMusic.com have joined forces once again to create the Peter Gabriel 'Back To Front' Encore Series 2012. Each show of the Peter Gabriel Back to Front Tour will be recorded live from the...
31st Aug 2012, 5:29pm

Back To Front Tour Kicks Off On Sunday

After a week of band rehearsals we are now ensconced in the Colisee Pepsi where day five of production rehearsals are in full swing. We find ourselves cocooned in a dark, fetid, foggy atmosphere where a newly identified species of monkey...
31st Aug 2012, 5:19pm

Questions about the So Box Set

There have been a number of comments and questions about the forthcoming So Box set . Paul Sinclair has posted an open letter to Peter on his website Super Deluxe Edition . Peter has replied to this, and the comments from various fans, with a...
31st Aug 2012, 2:05pm

So 25th Boxset To Include 24 Bit Digital download

Peter Gabriel's 'So' Anniversary Box Set will be delivering outstanding studio quality 24 bit audio. Each box contains a unique download code which will let you access the 'So' album plus the three tracks available on the 12" vinyl.
23rd Aug 2012, 9:26am
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