Clear Channel Entertainment will promote Peter Gabriel's first North American tour in nearly 10 years commencing November 5 in Atlanta, GA in support of his new studio album, UP (Geffen). Dubbed the Growing Up Live tour, it will feature a spectacular multi-tiered center stage production using hydraulics that was developed by director/designer Robert Le Page, who designed Gabriel's 1993 Secret World Live Tour. The tour will cover 20-22 cities, and Gabriel will perform new material from UP along with many of his favorite hits. There will also be an opening act to be named later. Tickets are priced from $130-$45. Gabriel will donate $1 of every ticket will go to Witness, a human rights organization he co-founded.
Witness focuses on strengthening the work of local human rights advocates by providing them with communications technology.
On his newest album, UP, Gabriel explores the theme of vertical design (up and down) as it affects our daily lives. He draws upon the influences of the moon and water to provide a backdrop for forces at work above and beneath our normal focus.
Gabriel's band includes: David Rhodes – guitars; Richard Evans – guitars, mandolin and others; Tony Levin – bass; Rachel Z – keyboards; Ged Lynch – drums and percussion; and his daughter Melanie Gabriel – additional vocals.
Peter Gabriel itinerary:
November 5 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
November 7 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
November 8 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
November 11 Washington, DC MCI Center
November 13 Chicago, IL United Center
November 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 17 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
November 18 Philadelphia, PA First Union Center
November 21 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
November 25 Boston, MA FleetCenter
November 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
November 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
December 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
December 3 Detroit, MI The Palace at Auburn Hills
December 5 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
December 8 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
December 11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
December 12 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena
December 14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
December 15 San Jose, CA Compaq Center