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PETER GABRIEL ON TOUR 2013
Currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark multi-platinum album ‘So’, Peter Gabriel is set to bring the tour entitled, ‘Back To Front,’ to the UK in October next year featuring the original live band who toured ‘So’ with him over 25 years ago. Fans can expect a show which spans Gabriel’s illustrious career including the iconic album performed in its entirety.
The ‘Back To Front’ tour, which began in the US earlier this year amassing stunning reviews along the way, sees Gabriel reunited with musicians who backed most of his live solo work: bass wizard Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Manu Katche. As he told the Las Vegas Review:
“It felt strange and very familiar at the same time when we started," he said. "It is strange the way relationships just carry on exactly the same way they were really, except maybe you hope you've mellowed and are a tiny bit wiser for having lived longer. But I wouldn't put a lot of money on it."
When Peter started work on this, his fifth album, in February 1985 in an old farmhouse called Ashcombe near Bath he had no idea of the explosive and enduring impact this album would have. Released in 1986, ‘So’ became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and huge hits such as ‘Sledgehammer,’ ‘ Don’t Give Up’ with Kate Bush, ‘Say Anything,’ and ‘In Your Eyes’ – the song immortalised by John Cusack in the film ‘ Say Anything.’
Describing the time on his website Gabriel notes:
"I think when we played the album back we knew it was good. It wasn’t like I was an obscure artist; I’d had hits with Shock The Monkey, Games Without Frontiers and Solsbury Hill but after each of them I’d purposefully retreated partially back into the shadows. With 'So' this was the end of the idea of me being a sort of cult artist at the fringes of the mainstream, especially in America. There wasn’t an option to go and hide in the shadows any more."
'So' 25th anniversary edition is the opportunity to explore how the album was made, the stories behind the songs, the evolution of each track and the outstanding live performance of the 'So' tour.
See Peter Gabriel in 2013
21st & 22nd October at the London O2 Arena
24th October at Glasgow Hydro
25th October at Manchester Arena
Tickets onsale Friday 23rd November at 9am via see tickets