To mark the 25th anniversary of
his iconic album ‘So', Peter Gabriel will perform the album in its entirety at
shows throughout Europe in 2013.
Concert will be held at Kombank Arena on 5th of October, 2013.
Praise for the 25th anniversary edition of ‘So':
"The songs remain timeless...Gabriel crafted an album of user-friendly pop that was still reassuringly odd." 4/5, Q Magazine
"Every decent record collection should have a copy of Peter Gabriel's definitive solo album." 5/5, The Sun
"‘So' is one of the big beasts of global pop." 8/10, Uncut
Following the recent release of the critically-acclaimed reissues of ‘So' and a series of one-off North American shows, Peter Gabriel is set to bring the ‘Back To Front' tour to the Europe. The show at Kombank Arena will feature the original ‘So' live band and span Gabriel's illustrious career, including a performance of ‘So' in its entirety.
Released in 1986, ‘So' became one of the defining albums of the era and landed an international array of multi-Platinum certifications (in the US alone, it has sold over 5 million copies). Launched with the huge hit single and groundbreaking music video ‘Sledgehammer', which remains MTV's most played video of all time, ‘So' also contains many of Gabriel's biggest hits and most loved songs including ‘In Your Eyes' which famously featured in Cameron Crowe's movie ‘Say Anything', the haunting duet ‘Don't Give Up', which was performed with Kate Bush, and Big Time. The album also includes contributions from notable names including Lori Anderson, Stewart Copeland, Daniel Lanois, Jim Kerr, Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers.
Describing the time on his website Gabriel notes:
"I think when we played the album back we knew it was good. It wasn't like I was an obscure artist; I'd had hits with Shock The Monkey, Games Without Frontiers and Solsbury Hill but after each of them I'd purposefully retreated partially back into the shadows. With 'So' this was the end of the idea of me being a sort of cult artist at the fringes of the mainstream, especially in America. There wasn't an option to go and hide in the shadows any more."
'So' 25th anniversary edition is the opportunity to explore how the album was made, the stories behind the songs, the evolution of each track and the outstanding live performance of the 'So' tour. It is on sale now from www.petergabriel.com
"Time leaves an indelible stamp on everything. When you revisit your past you can no longer live inside it, but you can walk around it, open up old memories and occasionally catch the scent of some place in which you lived". Peter Gabriel
Tickets for the Belgrade show will be on sale from Friday, 06th of September from 2900 to 5500 RSD and will be available on CS Eventim sales places as on box offices: Kombank Arene, Bilet centra Beograda, Doma omladine, "Ušće" Shopping center. Online sales will be available from www.kombankarena.com and www.eventim.rs
The ‘Back To Front' tour, which began in the US earlier this year amassed stunning reviews along the way, saw Gabriel reunited with the original ‘So' touring band: bass wizard Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Manu Katche.
"It felt strange and very familiar at the same time when we started," he said. "It is strange the way relationships just carry on exactly the same way they were really, except maybe you hope you've mellowed and are a tiny bit wiser for having lived longer. But I wouldn't put a lot of money on it."
PETER GABRIEL Background:
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 seven studio albums, acclaimed film soundtracks for ‘Birdy', ‘The Last Temptation of Christ' and ‘Rabbit Proof Fence' as well as live and compilation albums.
His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards and the creation of the now global WOMAD festival.
Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organisation Witness.org in 1989 and in 2007, Peter Gabriel and Sir Richard Branson founded Elders.org which was launched by Nelson Mandela. In 2006 Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.