Peter Gabriel and Sting Touring Together In June and July

Music News | Jan 19th, 2016

Peter Gabriel and Sting Tour

Peter Gabriel and Sting have announced they will tour together in the US and Canada this June and July. The tour will be called Rock Paper Scissors and each artist will cover each other’s songs as well as play their own material. Sounds like an awesome tour! It will stop at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY on June 24th and at Madison Square Garden on June 27th. Tickets start going on sale for select dates on January 25th and some go on sale February 1st. More details below.

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”.
[Peter Gabriel]

June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan 25 (10am)

June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (9am)

June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 02 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 07 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec
Tickets go on sale On sale March 2016

July 09 Chicago, IL United Center
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb 1 (10am)

July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Tickets go on sale Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Tickets go on sale Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

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