Peter Gabriel announces first European tour in eight years

Virgin Radio

8 Nov 2022, 10:37

Peter Gabriel performing

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Iconic musician Peter Gabriel has announced his plans to hit the road on tour in Europe for the first time in almost a decade. 

The Sledgehammer hit-maker has released his 2023 i/o The Tour dates for the UK and Europe, which will kick off in May. 

It will be the first time Peter has played a solo show outside of the US since 2014’s Back To Front Tour to, which celebrated his 1986 smash hit record, So. 

The 22-date tour will kick off in Poland on 18th May 2023, before moving on to Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and Ireland. 

Peter will perform in Birmingham on 17th June, before moving onto London, Glasgow, Manchester, and finishing up in Dublin on 25th June. 

i/o - The Tour will see the songwriter playing new material from his forthcoming album, i/o, as well as delving into his incredible catalogue of music, with hits, fan favourites and unexpected classics. 

Peter Gabriel said in a statement: “It’s been a while and I am now surrounded by a whole lot of new songs and am excited to be taking them out on the road for a spin. Look forward to seeing you out there.”

Fans will be overjoyed to hear the legend bring out some new hits as part of his upcoming record, and when spoke to him back in May, Peter revealed: “I’ve got 23 songs on the go, so I hope to get something going somewhere around the end of the year.”

The last album of new material that Gabriel released was 2002's Up. He has dropped a couple of records since then, 2010’s cover album Scratch My Back, and New Blood a year later, which was a record of orchestral reworks.

Peter Gabriel's i/o The Tour UK and Ireland dates:

  • Saturday 17 June          Birmingham, UK

  • Monday 19 June            London, UK 

  • Thursday 22 June         Glasgow, UK 

  • Friday 23 June               Manchester, UK

  • Sunday 25 June            Dublin, Ireland

Tickets for Peter Gabriel’s i/o The Tour go on sale on Friday 11 November 2022 at  Fans will have access to a special presale through Peter’s Fan Club mailing list, starting today (Tuesday 8th November.)