Back to Front Tour

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The Back to Front Tour
Tour by Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel Back to the Front-Tour Red Rain 29042014.JPG
Start date 9 September 2012
End date 10 December 2014
Legs 2
No. of shows 16 in North America
51 in Europe

67 Total
Peter Gabriel concert chronology

Back to Front was a two-year concert tour by Peter Gabriel, a retrospective performance based on every song from his 1986 multi-platinum album So played in sequence.[1] The backing band included musicians that Gabriel toured with in 1986–1987 in support of the album's initial release.

Each night of the tour was recorded and released both separately and as part of a box set entitled Back to Front: Encore Series. The releases were limited editions and available exclusively from Gabriel's official website.[2]

On 23 June 2014, Real World Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment released the live album and film Back to Front: Live in London, recorded at the O2 concerts.

Tour band[edit]

Set list[edit]

Acoustic (with house lights left on):

  1. "Daddy Long Legs" (new unfinished song, also known as "O But")
  2. "What Lies Ahead" (new unfinished song played in late 2014, replacing "Daddy Long Legs")
  3. "Come Talk to Me"
  4. "Shock the Monkey"
  5. "Family Snapshot"

Electric:

  1. "Digging in the Dirt"
  2. "Secret World"
  3. "The Family and the Fishing Net" or "Darkness" (December 2014)
  4. "No Self Control"
  5. "Games Without Frontiers" (in Herning and Amsterdam only)
  6. "Solsbury Hill" (played after "Washing of the Water" for first show in Quebec City)
  7. "Washing of the Water" or "Humdrum" (2012 tour)
  8. "Why Don't You Show Yourself" (2013 tour)

So:

  1. "Red Rain"
  2. "Sledgehammer"
  3. "Don't Give Up"
  4. "That Voice Again"
  5. "Mercy Street"
  6. "Big Time"
  7. "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)"
  8. "This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)"
  9. "In Your Eyes"

Encore:

  1. "Here Comes the Flood" (played 11 times in mid 2014)
  2. "The Tower That Ate People"
  3. "Biko"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
16 September 2012 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi
18 September 2012 Montreal Bell Centre
19 September 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre
21 September 2012 Philadelphia United States Wells Fargo Center
23 September 2012 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
24 September 2012 Boston TD Garden
26 September 2012 Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills
27 September 2012 Chicago United Center
30 September 2012 Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre
2 October 2012 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
5 October 2012 Las Vegas PH Live
6 October 2012 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
8 October 2012 San Diego Valley View Casino Center
9 October 2012 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
13 October 2012 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
14 October 2012 Fairfax Patriot Center
Europe
28 September 2013 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
30 September 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
1 October 2013 Brussels Belgium Forest National
3 October 2013 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
5 October 2013 Belgrade Serbia Kombank Arena
7 October 2013 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
8 October 2013 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
10 October 2013 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
11 October 2013 Leipzig Germany Arena Leipzig
13 October 2013 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
15 October 2013 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
16 October 2013 Düsseldorf Germany ISS Dome
18 October 2013 Hamburg O2 World
19 October 2013 Berlin O2 World
21 October 2013 London England The O2
22 October 2013
24 October 2013 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro
25 October 2013 Manchester England Manchester Arena
29 April 2014 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
30 April 2014 Munich Olympiahalle
2 May 2014 Cologne Lanxess Arena
3 May 2014 Hanover TUI Arena
5 May 2014 Bratislava Slovakia Ondrej Nepela Arena
6 May 2014 Budapest Hungary Budapest Arena
8 May 2014 Bucharest Romania Romexpo
12 May 2014 Łódź Poland Arena Łódź
13 May 2014 Ostrava Czech Republic Cez Arena
16 May 2014 Vilnius Lithuania Siemens Arena
17 May 2014 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
20 May 2014 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
22 May 2014 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
23 May 2014 Oslo Norway Spektrum
25 May 2014 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
12 November 2014 Brussels Belgium Palais 12
13 November 2014 Strasbourg France Zénith de Strasbourg
15 November 2014 Nantes Zénith
16 November 2014 Toulouse Zénith
18 November 2014 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
20 November 2014 Turin Italy Torino Palasport Olimpico
21 November 2014 Bologna Unipol Arena
23 November 2014 Graz Austria Stadthalle Graz
24 November 2014 Salzburg Salzburgarena
28 November 2014 Birmingham England LG Arena
30 November 2014 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
1 December 2014 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
3 December 2014 London England The SSE Arena Wembley
4 December 2014 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
7 December 2014 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
8 December 2014 Aberdeen Scotland Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
10 December 2014 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
5 October 2013 Zagreb, Croatia Arena Zagreb Venue changed to Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbia[3]
10 May 2014 Kiev, Ukraine Palace of Sports Canceled[4]
26 November 2014 Lyon,France Halle Tony Garnier Canceled[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Gabriel web site
  2. ^ Back to Front 2013: Encore Series
  3. ^ http://petergabriel.com/media/article/2859/zagreb-show-cancelled-belgrade-show-announced/
  4. ^ http://petergabriel.com/news/back-front-show-kiev-cancelled/
  5. ^ http://petergabriel.com/news/lyon-cancelled/

External links[edit]