Peter Gabriel Announces First Tour In Seven Years, New LP Coming

Peter Gabriel has announced a 22-date European tour to coincide with the spring release of his latest album, titled, I/O. The dates mark the Genesis co-founder’s first tour since his 2016 joint trek with Sting.

A North American itinerary and the release date of I/O will follow soon. Joining Gabriel on the road will be longtime bandmates bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, and drummer Manu Katché. I/O, which is Gabriel’s 10th original studio set, will be his first all new release since 2011’s New Blood.

Peter Gabriel said in a statement: “It’s been a while and I am now surrounded by a whole lot of new songs and am excited to be taking them out on the road for a spin. Look forward to seeing you out there.”

Amazingly, aside from soundtrack projects, Peter Gabriel has only issued four mainstream studio albums since the release of 1986’s So. Gabriel explained that the main reason why his albums take so long is that the lyrics always seem to come at a snail’s pace: “I’m much quicker getting the musical ideas than I am sort of sorting out and finishing lyrics, which, to get past my editor, is a lot harder. That’s me, I’m afraid. Y’know, your own sort of quality control, but the point at which you say, ‘OK, that’s all right to go out. I’m not gonna be embarrassed by that one,’ I can do that very quickly with music and very slowly with lyrics.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Peter Gabriel 2023 European tour dates (subject to change):

May 18 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
May 20 – Verona, Italy – Verona Arena
May 21 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Arena
May 23 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
May 24 – Lille, France – Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 26 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbuehne
May 28 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
May 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
May 31 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
June 2 – Bergen, Norway – Koengen
June 5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
June 6 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
June 8 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
June 10 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
June 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
June 13 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
June 15 – Bordeaux, France – Arkea Arena
June 17 – Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
June 19 – London, England – The O2
June 22 – Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro
June 23 – Manchester, England – AO Arena
June 25 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

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