Peter Gabriel's "Up," the long-awaited follow-up to his 1992 Geffen studio album, "Us," is tentatively expected to be released in the fall. "There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel," reads

Peter Gabriel's "Up," the long-awaited follow-up to his 1992 Geffen studio album, "Us," is tentatively expected to be released in the fall. "There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel," reads an update on the artist's official Web site. The set has been more than five years in the making. Gabriel was expected to record strings for the album before the Christmas holiday, "and then begin mixing the tracks in January." Unfortunately for fans, the late-December post also answers the question "Tour?" with a definitive "certainly not [in 2001]." While catching Gabriel live won't be in the cards for this year, fans can satiate themselves with clips of his 2000 performances on the BBC series "Later With Jools Holland." The site features Quicktime clips of the artist performing "Father Son" and "Downside Up" -- both from "Ovo," his soundtrack compositions for London's Millennium Dome. In other news, Gabriel will be among the keynote speakers at the annual MidemNet conference Jan. 20 in Cannes, France. The gathering will also feature keynotes by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and MP3.com founder Michael Robertson. Gabriel's "Us" debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200. His most recent release was the 1994 concert album "Secret World Live" (Geffen), which debuted at No. 23 on the chart.