My favorite all time solo artist, Peter Gabriel, is returning to the US for a handful of shows supporting his new album of covers "Scratch My Back"
And of course the venue here in my hometown is none other than the venerable Hollywood Bowl! This will be an all orchestral set, or, as it is being promoted- the New Blood Tour - Peter Gabriel, orchestra, no drums, no guitar. There are also special packages for the EU shows announced that include access to sound checks (details here)
Finally, if you're curious about how some of these interpretations of other artist's songs might sound, here is his cover of Bowie's Heroes (warning- some sensitive footage of the Haitian earthquake aftermath)
I don't normally do leaks, btw. But I have to say that "Listening Wind" is my favorite Talking Heads track. Sure would like to hear that one asap. The Bowl, some vino, Peter Gabriel... it will be good.
On a side note- the Bowl this year is getting some great artists. Gabriel, Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp and (according to Chris) Grizzly Bear with LA Phil. LOVE THAT PLACE!