It’s official, Peter Gabriel and Sting will be touring together in the US and Canada this summer in what they’re calling the Rock Paper Scissors tour.
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”.
Here’s the Rock Paper Scissors tour schedule:
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 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 21 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
July 23 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
July 24 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
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