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Peter Gabriel to play two nights at O2 Arena (2010)

Peter Gabriel

Story by Jack Foley

ONE of the most influential artists of a generation, Peter Gabriel, has announced two exclusive shows at The O2 in London on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, 2010.

Ever the innovator, Gabriel has left behind the, until now, obligatory sounds of drums and guitars in preference for an orchestra and sole piano.

Peter Gabriel will perform the new album Scratch My Back, which features orchestral interpretations of songs by Radiohead, David Bowie, Neil Young, Elbow, Bon Iver, Lou Reed, Regina Spektor and others, as well as a set of his own material.

Peter Gabriel is an internationally famous musician and Third World activist, and was the original lead singer with Genesis.

A major player in the staging of the African segment of the Live Aid concerts on 2nd July 2005, he is not only known for his Eastern and African-influenced music, but also for several ground-breaking music videos (most notably Sledgehammer, his highest-charting release on both sides of the Atlantic).

Tickets are priced £40 and £50 (subject to booking fee) and went on sale on Friday, December 11.