One of this summer’s touring highlights will be the pairing of Sting and Peter Gabriel — two of music’s iconic artists — for a summer tour of select North American cities, June 21-July 24. Tickets to the general public go on sale beginning Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. The 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour is being presented by Live Nation Global Touring.
Sting and Gabriel first toured together in the 1980s for Amnesty International. On Rock Paper Scissors Sting and Gabriel will perform both separately and together, playing their own catalog of material as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s music.
In coming up for a name for the tour, Gabriel explains, “We were looking for a name and Rock Paper Scissors came up. Rock – make some music, Paper – they made an offer we couldn’t refuse and Scissors – and after we do the business we cut away. We’re going to be happy and smiling and really enjoy the whole experience.”
Sting says they haven’t yet chosen the exact songs they will be doing but will start together. “We will probably do two songs together, then choose who does a set on their own, 15-20 minutes, and then we’ll come together again, and then maybe I’ll do a set and Peter will do a set. So maybe there’s four segments.”
Sting and Gabriel fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Jan. 20. Complete tour and ticket information, VIP Packages and more can be found at: www.livenation.com, www.petergabriel.com and www.sting.com.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in Washington, New York, San Jose, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles prior the general public Jan. 21-27, and in Columbus, Detroit, Worcester, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver & Seattle Jan. 27-31. For concerts in Philadelphia, PA and in Wantagh, NY, Citi cardmembers can go here.
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ROCK PAPER SCISSORS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Mon.
June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 2 Worcester, MA DCU Center
July 5 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 7 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec
July 9 Chicago, IL United Center
July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena Mon.
July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place