July 10, 2016

Sting and Peter Gabriel full of synergy at the United Center...

The menacing synths, haunting vocals and hypnotic percussion of Peter Gabriel's "The Rhythm of the Heat" started the evening, the singer stationary, cloaked in shadows behind his keyboard. Several minutes later, Sting took the spotlight, bass in hand, for his peppy "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You," a song that could not have been more dissimilar. But after nearly three hours of performing solo and in tandem Saturday at the United Center, any fleeting concerns that a live pairing of Gabriel and the former Gordon Sumner would be more contrast than synergy had long since been put to rest...

July 08, 2016

Rock Paper Scissors – Two Englishmen in Quebec via New York and Solsbury Hill...

Whether a meeting of the musical masterminds or just a playful boys’ night out, the Rock Paper Scissors tour that brought British rock icons Sting and Peter Gabriel to the same stage made for a hell of an opening night for this year’s Festival d’été de Québec...

July 06, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - live from Columbus Video Clip

Check out this clip filmed on opening night of the tour. Login as a member at Sting.com for the full video. #rockpaperscissors

July 06, 2016

Everyone wins in Peter Gabriel and Sting's Rock Paper Scissors tour...

By titling their joint tour Rock Paper Scissors, Peter Gabriel and Sting set up the expectation of a healthy rivalry. And walking into the belly of the Bell Centre on Tuesday, the lines appeared to be drawn: a split screen depicting settings from their respective English childhoods (a village field for Gabriel, a shipyard for Sting), and colour-coded banners bearing the signatures of 14 immaculate musicians, evenly divided in number...

July 05, 2016

Peter Gabriel & Sting Talk Brexit, Orlando & More in Final NYC-Area Appearance...

In the final New York City-area appearance of their Rock Paper Scissors joint tour, Sunday in Coney Island, New York, Peter Gabriel and Sting acknowledged current events with song dedications, and thrilled fans with hits galore. During this joint tour, Gabriel and Sting perform each others’ songs, both solo and as duets, and also sing their own hits...

July 02, 2016

Sting, Peter Gabriel hit 'Big Time' at DCU Center...

In a lot of ways, there were some unfair expectations on Sting and Peter Gabriel's joint "Rocks, Paper, Scissors" tour, which came Saturday night to the DCU Center in Worcester. The sold-out show promised two music icons with deep, familiar catalogs. The risk was the show becoming sort of a jukebox musical, all spectacle but soulless from decades of dull repetition. That the show met expectations was a testament to the two legendary musicians and the excellent musicians backing them. That they surpassed expectations is nothing short of remarkable...

July 01, 2016

Sting and Peter Gabriel play a winning game of Rock Paper Scissors at The Palace...

Sting is a guy who clearly plays well with others. Two years ago he came to the Palace with Paul Simon on the well-received On Stage Together tour. On Thursday night, June 30, the pairing was with Peter Gabriel, playing a two-hour and 45-minute show that was occasionally overstuffed but dazzled most of the night, hitting plenty of resonant, moving notes across the course of its 28 songs...

June 30, 2016

Sting, Peter Gabriel merge effortlessly for ACC show...

Peter Gabriel, on the road with Sting for their Rock Paper Scissors summer tour, couldn’t resist a good-natured jab at his fellow Englishman early Wednesday night as the dynamic duo arrived at the Air Canada Centre. “They call us the tantric twins,” Gabriel, 66, joked as he stood arm in arm with the slimmer and trimmer Sting, 64, a well known yoga practioner who once boasted of having seven-hour tantric sex. “We’re viritually unrecognizable backstage.”

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