This could be pretty huge if it happens. there's nothing from preventing an artist to play after Coachella is there?
On Peter Gabriel's new covers album, Scratch My Back, the former Genesis frontman and formidable solo artist tackles songs by Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Neil Young, and the Magnetic Fields, among others. It's out February 15 via Virgin. That's the album cover above, and you can read the backstory behind the album over on Gabriel's website.
Stereogum has a stream of Gabriel's version of Arcade Fire's "My Body Is a Cage"; head on over to listen. You can hear excerpts of his versions of David Bowie's "Heroes", Paul Simon's "The Boy in the Bubble", Neil Young's "Mirrorball", and Bon Iver's "Flume" here.
In other Gabriel news, he tells Rolling Stone that he won't reunite with Genesis when they're inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And Gabriel will tour this spring, including a few just-announced North American shows. Dates below:
03-22 Paris, France - Paris Bercy
03-24 Berlin, Germany - O2
03-25 Berlin, Germany - O2
03-27 London, England - O2
03-28 London, England - O2
04-28 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
05-02 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
05-03 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
05-07 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Just speculation if it happened but
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