Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in support of his latest Real World/Geffen album "Up," beginning April 24 in Stockholm and wrapping May 21 in London. The ar
Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in support of his latest Real World/Geffen album "Up," beginning April 24 in Stockholm and wrapping May 21 in London. The artist toured North America in the fall, complete with a round stage that found him at times singing from inside a giant bubble and riding a bicycle around his band members.
However, this elaborate staging has made it difficult to find suitable European venues for the upcoming shows, Gabriel writes on his official Web site. "We worked very hard on this production and I am delighted with the results," he said. "I have however been surprised at the small number of venues in Europe that are able to accommodate our show. Consequently Scotland, Ireland, and Southern Europe are currently not in the first list of dates, but we are working very hard to find ways to include them."
"Up," Gabriel's first studio album in 10 years, debuted in October at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 301,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "The Barry Williams Show" is up for the best male rock vocal performance Grammy, alongside tracks from contemporaries such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, and Bruce Springsteen.
Here are Peter Gabriel's European tour dates:
April 24: Stockholm (Globe)
April 26: Hamburg (Colorline Arena)
April 27: Berlin (Velodrom)
April 29: Leipzig, Germany (Leipzig Arena)
April 30: Oberhausen, Germany (Konig Pilsner Arena)
May 2: Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)
May 3: Brussels (Forest Nationale)
May 5: Munich (Olympiahalle)
May 6: Bologna, Italy (Palamalaguti)
May 8-9: Milan (Fila Forum)
May 11: Ancoa, Italy (Palarossini)
May 12: Florence, Italy (Palasport)
May 14: Paris (Bercy)
May 15: Zurich (Hallenstadion)
May 18: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
May 19: Birmingham, England (NEC)
May 21: London (Wembley Arena)