Iconic musician performs live in Mohegan Sun Arena on October 13th
Following the critically acclaimed New Blood tour in 2011 that reignited Peter Gabriel fans across the world by reimagining his best known songs through stunning orchestral arrangements, Gabriel returns to U.S. stages to celebrate his 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking, iconic album So on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $95.00 and $75.00 and go on sale Friday, June 22nd through Ticketmaster at 10:00am. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, June 23rd, subject to availability.
To coincide with the tour, So will be re-issued on September 18th as a special edition 3-CD set and Super Deluxe Box Set. So is the best-selling album of Gabriel’s career and debuted at the top of the music charts around the world going on to achieve 5-time platinum sales and becoming one of the most seminal albums of the 1980s. It features hits such as “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” “Red Rain,” “Don’t Give Up” with Kate Bush and one of the most iconic songs of all time “In Your Eyes.” The songs were also part of the emerging music video revolution and the groundbreaking “Sledgehammer” became one of the most awarded videos of its time. To date, “Sledgehammer” remains the most played video of all time on MTV.
More details on the CD can be found at petergabriel.com.
Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still in school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, film soundtracks for Alan Parker’s Birdy, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ and Philip Noyce’s Rabbit Proof Fence, as well as live and compilation albums. His musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the Real World record label and in 1980, the creation of WOMAD, the festival that has launched the careers of many world music artists.
Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization Witness in 1989, the organization that pioneered the use of technology in human rights campaigning and in 2007, The Elders was launched by Nelson Mandela, which was founded by Peter Gabriel and Sir Richard Branson. In 2006, Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates and in 2008, was also included in the Time 100 list. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.