Peter and Sting USA Tour 2016 – Rock Paper Scissors – Tickets On Sale Now!


Peter Gabriel and Sting will tour together in the USA and Canada during June & July 2016.

The tour will be entitled Rock Paper Scissors

Click here to see all the dates and buy links on the Live page

Here are the dates:

Tickets for shows in Columbus, Wantagh, Detroit, Worcester, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Seattle and LA (second show) go on public sale on Monday 1 February at 10am LOCAL time. Links to buy here.

Date City Venue Public On Sale (Time)
June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am EST)
June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center Sold Out
June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Mon. Feb. 1 (10am EST)
June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion On sale now
June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Sold Out
June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Sold Out
June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Mon. Feb. 1 (10am EST)
July 02 Worcester, MA DCU Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am EST)
July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sold Out
July 07 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec On sale March 2016
July 09 Chicago, IL United Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am CST)
July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Mon. Feb 1 (10am CST)
July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am MST)
July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On sale now
July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s Sold Out
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Sold Out
July 18 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Mon. Feb 1 (10am PST)
July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am PST)
July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome On sale now
July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On sale now

 

Peter and Sting first toured together in 1986 with Amnesty International in the USA and subsequently the World in 1988 and they have been friends ever since.

“I had a successful tour with Paul Simon, who is someone else I admire greatly, and that worked so well I thought I’d like to do this again… who could I tour with? And then I thought of Peter because we’ve known each other for so long” – Sting

“What intrigues me is that when you get a good bunch of musicians together then interesting things will happen if they are allowed to” – Peter Gabriel

For the shows fans can expect the two artists to be delving into each other’s catalogues to choose songs to perform together and will be doing their own solo slots.

“The interesting thing for me is what happens to our songs when they are juxtaposed with each other’s songs. What I do will change what he does and vice-versa. The songs we trade and the songs that we sing together will have an unexpected result, we hope”, says Sting, whilst Peter adds “For me it’s partly what sounds good in that present incarnation balanced with what people want to hear. You want to try and get both sides and throw in something unfamiliar as well as the hits”.

The tour will go on sale in two phases so please check the details based on the city most relevant to you so as not to miss out!

Ticketing details if you want to attend the shows in:
Washington, Philadelphia, NYC-MSG, Toronto, Montreal, San Jose, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Calgary & Edmonton

All these shows go on Public sale on Monday, Jan. 25. Click here for buy links and on sale times.

Ticketing details if you want to attend the shows in:
Columbus, Wantagh, Detroit, Worcester, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Seattle and LA second night.

All these shows go on Public sale on Monday, Feb 1 (10am local time). Click here for buy links and on sale times.


Source: PeterGabriel.com

Glenn Frey — Eagles Guitarist Dead At 67 


We’re told the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We’re told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City.

Glenn co-wrote and sang on most of the Eagles hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Heartache Tonight,” to name a few. He also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado” with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.

After the Eagles’ 1980 breakup, Glenn launched a successful solo career, recording numerous hits … most notably “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.”

Glenn also got into acting, snagging a recurring role on “Miami Vice.”

He reunited with the Eagles in ’94 for their monster Hell Freezes Over tour and recorded music till the end, releasing what would be his fifth and final solo LP, “After Hours,” in 2012.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been fighting intestinal issues for awhile but his condition relapsed before the holidays, forcing the Eagles to pull out of their Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December. At the time, the band said he needed major surgery that would require a lengthy recovery.

Don Henley said, “He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken. He added … “We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all.”

Glenn was 67. RIP.

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Source: TMZ.com

{VIDEO} Disturbed’s Incredible Version of ‘Sound of Silence’ presents the song in a whole new light! 


When rockers Disturbed put out their latest album, Immortalized, in August, fans weren’t surprised at all when the news came that the band had notched up yet another accolade: Its fifth No. 1 debut in a row. The release, Disturbed’s first in five years, contained a notable cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “Sound of Silence.”

This incredible version presents the song in a powerful new light. As frontman David Draiman notes, “We hope that everyone enjoys the experience of this song and video as much as we have.”

Disturbed will be touring North America, Australia, and Europe starting at the beginning of 2016. If you’d like to keep up with their schedule, check here.

Source: Yahoo Music

Bowie ‘Was Still Full Of Plans’ Despite Cancer


The director of David Bowie musical Lazarus has told Sky News the singer “was still full of plans” for the future and “didn’t want to die at all”.

Ivo van Hove said the singer had told him about his cancer in November 2014 before the first workshop for the New York show.

“He said, ‘I have to tell you guys something because we are going to work intensely together. I want you to know if I’m not available or not there, why it is.’ He asked us to keep it confidential.”

Van Hove said Bowie was still very much involved in the musical – which he co-wrote with Enda Walsh.

“He was there a lot. It worked out really fine. He wrote a lot of new songs – not only Blackstar but also four new songs for the musical. He did this in one year and a half.

“He was totally not giving in to the disease and to his cancer – he was really a fighter.”

The Belgian director last saw Bowie at the Lazarus premiere in December and told Sky News he feared it would be their final meeting as the singer looked “fragile”.

“He came on stage with us. He looked well for the people in the audience, but he was fragile.

“We had a long conversation backstage after the show.

“It was beautiful and he was still full of plans because he said immediately, let’s make the second musical now – the sequel.

“He was very enthusiastic about the band which played on the Blackstar album.

“He said I want to make immediately a new album … He didn’t want to die at all. It was really not a fight against death, but a struggle for life.

“That’s the way I felt it. I admire him a lot, and it was hard sometimes but you could feel he suffered from it – he didn’t want to die, he wanted to go on.”

Lazarus, based on the book The Man Who Fell To Earth, is at the New York Theatre Workshop until 19 January.

It includes new songs by Bowie, as well as re-worked songs from his back catalogue.

Bowie himself starred in the 1976 film version of the novel.

 

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