Progressive rocker Peter Gabriel is coming to North America for a brief tour in June. Gabriel is best known for his album So and singles like "Sledgehammer." Buy your Peter Gabriel tickets today and then enjoy a night of great music.
Are you a fan of Peter Gabriel? Then don't miss out on the next time he goes on tour! The singer's time in the U.S. is short, so don't miss out on seeing him perform live. Buy your Peter Gabriel tickets today!
As a member of Genesis, Peter Gabriel was a early builder of the progressive rock movement, a style that had emerged from the counter-culture days of the late 1960s, and which incorporated new instruments into a band's repertoire. Even after leaving Genesis Gabriel continued to produce progressive rock albums. True to the genre he helped pioneer, Gabriel continued to take influences from all kinds of music, something which is apparent even in his early solo albums, but especially so in his modern works.
Gabriel was born in Surrey, England, in 1950. He got into the music scene as a student at the prestigious Charterhouse School, forming Garden Wall with another future Genesis member, Tony Banks. The band lasted about a year, and shortly afterward, Gabriel and Banks joined up with fellow students Chris Stewart and Anthony Philips to form Genesis. Gabriel brought with him a performance that was quite unique; he often performed in flamboyant costumes and introduced songs with dreamlike stories. As a lyricist, he introduced a number of fan favorites, including 1974's "I Know What I Like." Despite helping Genesis become a household name, Gabriel decided in 1973 that it was time to move on, and quit after the Out, Angels Out Tour.
Gabriel immediately went to work on a series of self-titled albums, and had an early hit in "Solsbury Hill." However, his breakout work was his fifth album So, which contained both pop songs as well as ones with Gabriel's trademark experimentation. So produced five hit singles, including "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes." Gabriel next released Us, an album based on his, at the time, recent personal struggles. His most recent albums are Up and Scratch My Back, both of which highlight Gabriel's experimentation, especially his interest in world music.