Reissues, Tour Dates — May 22, 2012 at 7:01 am

Peter Gabriel announces ‘So’ box set reissue, North American ‘Back to Front’ tour

Peter Gabriel will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his classic So album with a deluxe multi-format reissue plus a 13-date North American tour dubbed “Back to Front,” which will find him performing the album start to finish — plus “some of his other biggest hits” — backed by members of the same band he originally toured the album with.

While Gabriel is a bit late on the 25th anniversary celebration — the album was released 26 years ago this past Saturday — the trek nonetheless opens Sept. 16 in Quebec City and runs through Oct. 9 in Santa Barbara, Calif., hitting three Canadian cities and 10 U.S. markets in total. See full dates below. Fan club pre-sales will begin May 23 in Canada and May 31 in the U.S.

On Sept. 18, Gabriel will reissue So in single CD and special-edition 3CD formats, as well as a “super deluxe box set,” according to a new release. Tracklists have not yet been revealed for the various formats, although Gabriel has hinted the long-in-the-works reissue may include a re-edited, full-length version of the Martin Scorsese-produced concert film “PoV.” Gabriel also has been soliciting his fans for So-era memorabilia and memories for inclusion in the set.

UPDATE 6/19/12: New dates added in San Diego, Uncasville, NY, and Fairvax, Va.


Peter Gabriel ‘Back to Front’ tour dates:

Sept. 16: Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC
Sept. 18: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Sept. 19: Air Canada Centre, ON
Sept. 21: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 23: Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantaugh, NY
Sept. 24: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Sept. 26: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
Sept. 27: United Center, Chicago, IL
Sept. 30: Red Rocks, Denver, CO
Oct. 2: HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Oct. 5: Planet Hollywood Showroom, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 6: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8: Valley View Casino, San Diego, CA
Oct. 9: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Oct. 13: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, NY
Oct. 14: Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA






  1. Great, they will probably only make the vinyl version available in some overpriced all-encompassing box set for $300. They did the same thing with the Bowie Station to Station box set.

  2. So was a great album, better than anything his former bandmates went onto produce!

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