I/o - The Tour
Peter Gabriel has announced his first European tour in nearly a decade for 2023. It will be the first solo shows outside North America since the Back to Front Tour, which celebrated the era-defining album of the same name. Live Nation is producing the 22 shows, including five dates in Germany and a concert in Zurich from late May through mid-June. The tour will then continue in the U.S.
As part of i/o The Tour, Peter Gabriel will perform new songs from his next album as well as songs from his incomparable catalog of music, including hits and fan favorites as well as the unexpected. In concert, Gabriel will be joined by his regular bandmates Tony Le-vin, David Rhodes and Manu Katche.
"It's been a while and I'm filled with a lot of new songs now", Peter Gabriel said on the occasion of the tour release. "I'm really looking forward to performing them live and seeing you out there."
Tickets for Peter Gabriel have been on sale since 11. November in advance.
Peter Gabriel gained worldwide fame with the success of Genesis, the band he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, he has released eleven studio albums, five sound tracks for Alan Parker's 'Birdy', Martin Scorsese's 'The Last Temptation of Christ' and Philip Noyce's 'Rabbit Proof Fence', and numerous live cds. Milestones of his career include mul-tiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the world-renowned Real World Studios, the Real World record label, and in 1980, the creation of WOMAD, the festival that influenced the careers of so many artists from around the world and just celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization WITNESS (Witness.org) in 1992, pioneers in the use of cameras and technology in human rights campaigns. In 2007, he created The Elders (theelders.org), launched by Nelson Mandela, alongside Sir Richard Branson. In 2006 he received the prestigious "Man of Peace" award from the Nobel Laureates and in 2008 Peter Gabriel was in the Time 100 list. He has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.