Those who’ve dreamed of seeing two of the biggest rock stars of the Eighties together on stage are in luck: Sting and Peter Gabriel are going on a joint tour. Perhaps tearing a page from Billy Joel and Elton John’s storied years on the road, the two English singer-songwriters have announced what they’re calling “The Rock Paper Scissors Tour”.
“We will start together,” Sting explains in video announcing the tour. “We’ll do two songs together, and then we’ll choose who will do a set on their own — 15, 20 minutes — and then we’ll come together again.”
That sounds economical, huh? Expect to hear lots of hits, as Sting contends, “People want to hear hits. I’ve never shied away from hits.” So, if you’re jonesing to hear “Wrapped Around Your Finger” and “Sledgehammer” in this same night, then start saving up those dollars because the tickets will be on sale starting January 25th via Live Nation.
Consult the full itinerary below, and watch the aforementioned announcement video below.
Sting and Peter Gabriel 2016 Tour Dates:
06/21 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
06/23 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
06/24 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
06/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/29 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
06/30 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/02 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
07/05 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
07/07 – Québec, QC @ Festival d’été de Québec (Plains of Abraham)
07/09 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07/14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
07/15 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harvey’s
07/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/21 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
07/23 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
07/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place