Peter Gabriel and Sting to tour North America together

RPS_491pxls_wide-734x1000We 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 and will start juni 21st. 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”, says Sting. Peter Gabriel adds: “What intrigues me is that when you get a good bunch of musicians together then interesting things will happen if they are allowed to.”

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”.

The tour will go on sale in two phases so please check the details based on the city most relevant to you so as not to miss out!

Here are the dates:

Date City Venue On Sale Date (Time)
June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center Mon. Jan 25 (10am)
June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Mon. Jan. 25 (9am)
June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
July 02 Worcester, MA DCU Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
July 07 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec On sale March 2016
July 09 Chicago, IL United Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Mon. Feb 1 (10am)
July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

Ticketing details if you want to attend the shows in:
Washington, Philadelphia, NYC-MSG, Toronto, Montreal, San Jose, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Calgary & Edmonton

Fan Pre-sale – Wed. Jan. 20 – Friday, Jan. 22 – we will have the link here from 1pm EST on Wednesday 20 Jan.
Venue sales – Friday, Jan. 22 (check locally for times)
Public on sale – Monday, Jan. 25 (check locally for times)

Ticketing details if you want to attend the shows in:
Columbus, Wantagh, Detroit, Worcester, Chicago, Milwaukie, Denver & Seattle.

Fan Pre-sale – Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Thursday, Jan. 28 – we will have the link here from 1pm EST on Tuesday 26 Jan.
Venue sales – Friday, Jan. 29 (check locally for times)
Public on sale – Monday, Feb 1 (check locally for times)

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