Peter Gabriel to play Comcast Center with orchestra

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Peter Gabriel will return to the road this summer for a short outing with the help of his New Blood Orchestra. The veteran English rocker will bring the tour to Massachusetts for a show at Mansfield’s Comcast Center on Friday, June 24. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $50 to $135, will go on sale Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

The former frontman and founding member of the progressive rocker Genesis will perform classics from his deep catalogue including hits from his multiplatinum album So, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, all arranged with his 46-piece New Blood Orchestra. The songs will be arranged by longtime Gabriel collaborator John Metcalf and the New Blood Orchestra will be conducted by Ben Foster. Gabriel performed a few shows with the orchestra last year but the setlists were primarily re-envisioned covers of songs from the artists such as Lou Reed, David Bowie and Radiohead.

Gabriel recently performed at London’s Hammersmith Apollo with the New Blood Orchestra, where they filmed both performances in 3-D for a forthcoming release. Following the upcoming tour, he is also expected to released a new album comprised of old hits in new arrangements with the orchestra.

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