Tour Dates — March 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Peter Gabriel sets 12-date ‘New Blood’ orchestral tour of North America

Peter Gabriel

With a second orchestral album due out later this year, Peter Gabriel today announced he’ll bring his New Blood orchestra back to North America this summer for a 12-date tour that’ll see him performing such fan-favorite songs as “Red Rain,” “Don’t Give Up” and “San Jacinto.”

Gabriel mounted a similar tour last year following the release of his orchestral covers album Scratch Your Back, but that trek focused on those covers of songs by the likes of Lou Reed, David Bowie and Radiohead. The new tour — which opens June 10 in Berkeley, Calif., and runs through June 29 in Milwaukee, Wi. (see dates below) — finds Gabriel instead focusing on his own catalog, backed not by a rock band but an orchestra.

According to Gabriel’s announcement, “This tour is an opportunity to experience the reinvention of an iconic song selection — from ‘Red Rain’ to ‘San Jacinto,’ ‘Digging in the Dirt’ to ‘Don’t Give Up’ — before the album release of New Blood later this year.”

See Peter Gabriel’s tour dates after the jump…

Peter Gabriel tour dates:

June 10: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
June 11: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
June 13: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
June 15: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
June 16: Cynthia Woods Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
June 18: Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
June 20: United Center, Chicago, IL
June 22: Molsom Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
June 24: Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
June 25: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
June 27: Saratoga PAC, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 29: Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI

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