TOUR TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF GROUNDBREAKING, ICONIC ALBUM SO
Following a critically acclaimed New Blood tour in 2011 that reignited Peter Gabriel fans across the world by reimagining his best known songs through stunning orchestral arrangements, Gabriel announced his return to U.S. stages to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking, iconic album So at The Palace on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Tickets at $125, $79.50, $60 and $35 reserved go on sale Monday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre Box Offices and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Palace Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing.
Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1 800 745 3000.
Focusing on the entirety of that multi-platinum album, the tour, entitled “Back To Front,” will feature Gabriel with members of the original So touring band and will feature the album’s songs from start to finish plus some of his other biggest hits. The tour stops in 13 North American cities.
To coincide with the tour, So will be re-issued on September 18 as a CD, special edition 3-CD set, and Super Deluxe Box Set. So is the best-selling album of Gabriel’s career and debuted at the top of the music charts around the world going on to achieve five-time platinum sales and becoming one of the most seminal albums of the 1980s. It features hits such as “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” “Red Rain,” the haunting duet “Don’t Give Up” with Kate Bush, and one of the most iconic songs of all time “In Your Eyes.” The songs were also part of the emerging video revolution and the groundbreaking “Sledgehammer” became one of the most awarded videos of its time. To this date, “Sledgehammer” remains the most played video of all time on MTV.
More details on the CD can be found at www.petergabriel.com.
Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, film soundtracks for Alan Parker’s Birdy, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ and Philip Noyce’s Rabbit Proof Fence as well as live and compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the Real World record label, and in 1980 the creation of WOMAD, the festival which has launched the careers of many world music artists.
Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization Witness.org in 1989, the organization that pioneered the use of technology in human rights campaigning, and in 2007 the Elders.org was launched by Nelson Mandela, which was founded by Gabriel and Sir Richard Branson. In 2006, Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates and in 2008 was also included in the Time 100 list. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.