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Peter Gabriel and Sting

If you happen to be in North America this summer, you may want to catch a "once in a lifetime" concert tour from Sting and Peter Gabriel...


Two of music's most iconic artists - Sting and Peter Gabriel - will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour as Rock Paper Scissors, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, will visit select North American cities this June and July.

Having first toured together in the eighties for Amnesty International, Rock Paper Scissors will find Peter Gabriel and Sting performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other's most celebrated hits.

"I'm very happy that we're taking the chance to experiment this way. I think people will be intrigued, I certainly am." Sting

"What intrigues me is that you get a good bunch of musicians together and interesting things will happen." Peter Gabriel


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 eleven 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 numerous live albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the Real World Records label, and in 1980 the creation of WOMAD, the festival that has launched the careers of many world music artists and has to date presented over 170 festivals in 30 countries.

Composer, singer, actor, author, and activist, Sting (aka Gordon Sumner) moved to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Since 1989, Sting has released fourteen solo albums and received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. The Last Ship, his latest release, is inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised. A play of the same name, with music and lyrics by Sting, debuted on Broadway in October, 2014 and was heralded by the Associated Press as "thrilling with powerful performances, outstanding songs, and real heart."

Tickets for Rock Paper Scissors will go on sale beginning January 25th. The artists' fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, January 20th (time frames vary). For complete tour and ticket information, VIP Packages and more visit: www.livenation.com, www.petergabriel.com & www.sting.com.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY – 2016

June 21 - Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

June 23 - Washington, DC
Verizon Center (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan 25 10am)

June 24 - Wantagh, NY
Jones Beach (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

June 26 - Philadelphia, PA
BB&T Pavilion (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

June 27 - New York, NY
Madison Square Garden (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 9am)

June 29 - Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

June 30 - Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 02 - Worcester, MA
DCU Center (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 05 - Montreal, QC
Bell Centre (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

July 07 - Québec, QC
Festival d'été de Québec (Plains of Abraham) (tickets on sale from March 2016)

July 09 - Chicago, IL
United Center (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 10 - Milwaukee, WI
Summerfest (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 12 - Denver, CO
Pepsi Center (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 14 - San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

July 15 - Lake Tahoe, NV
Harvey's (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

July 17 - Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

July 21 - Seattle, WA
Key Arena (tickets on sale from Mon. Feb. 1 10am)

July 23 - Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

July 24 - Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place (tickets on sale from Mon. Jan. 25 10am)

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