Peter Gabriel has announced his first UK and European tour in nearly a decade – tickets available here.
The former Genesis singer turned solo artist has not played any gigs in the UK or Ireland since his ‘Back To Front Tour’ in late 2014. His latest and ninth studio album, “New Blood”, out in 2011.
Today (November 8), Gabriel has confirmed that he will be touring Europe next spring. The tour kicks off in Krakow, Poland on May 18, followed by dates in Verona, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam and other cities throughout that month and into June.
The musician will then land in the United Kingdom, where he will take the stage at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham (June 17), the O2 in London (19), the OVO Hydro in Glasgow (22), the AO Arena in Manchester ( 23) and the 3Arena in Dublin (25).
Announcing the tour, Gabriel said, “It’s been a while since I’ve been surrounded by tons of new songs and I’m excited to take them out on the road for a spin. there.”
According to a press release, the “i/o” tour – which shares its name with Gabriel’s yet-to-be-announced 10th album – will include “hits, favourites” and some “unexpected” performances. Gabriel will be present with his colleagues Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché.
Tickets for the UK and Ireland tour go on sale at 10am GMT this Friday (November 11). Additionally, fans can access a pre-sale today (November 8) through Gabriel’s mailing list.
Peter Gabriel’s UK dates in 2023 are as follows:
17 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
19 – The O2 – London
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22 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
23 – AO Arena, Manchester
25 – 3Arena, Dublin
Confirmation of new material from Gabriel, as well as accompanying live concerts, comes after longtime drummer Katché said this summer that the band were “finishing up our new album” and will be touring next year next.
Speaking to NME in May, Gabriel revealed: “I’ve got a bunch of songs I want to finish. Hopefully I’ll have something by the end of the year.”
In March, the singer stopped by the O2 in London to see the last concert of his old band, Genesis.