Sting and Peter Gabriel Team Up for North American Tour

Two of music’s most iconic artists – Sting and Peter Gabriel – will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour. Rock Paper Scissors, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, will visit select North American cities this June and July (complete itinerary follows). Tickets will go on sale starting January 25th and February 1st at

Having first toured together in the eighties for Amnesty International, Rock Paper Scissors will find Peter Gabriel and Sting performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s most celebrated hits.  

Tickets for Rock Paper Scissors will go on sale beginning January 25th. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, January 20th (time frames vary).   For complete tour and ticket information, VIP Packages and more visit:, &

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in Washington, New York, San Jose, Lake Tahoe, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary & Los Angeles before the general public beginning Thursday 1/21 at 10am local through Sunday 1/24 5pm local and in Columbus, Detroit, Worcester, Chicago, Denver & Seattle beginning Wednesday 1/27 at 10am local through Sunday 1/31 5pm local.

“Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, January 21st at 10AM local time for performances in Philadelphia, PA and in Wantagh, NY starting Wednesday, January 27th at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program.  For complete presale details visit

Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included eleven studio albums, film soundtracks for Alan Parker’s ‘Birdy’, Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and Philip Noyce’s ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ as well as numerous live albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the Real World Records label, and in 1980 the creation of WOMAD, the festival that has launched the careers of many world music artists and has to date presented over 170 festivals in 30 countries.

Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization WITNESS ( in 1992, the organization that pioneers the use of cameras and technology in human rights campaigning, and in 2007, alongside Sir Richard Branson, he founded The Elders ( which was launched by Nelson Mandela.  In 2006, Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates and in 2008 was also included in the Time 100 list. He has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. He remains engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.


Composer, singer, actor, author, and activist – Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.  Since 1989, Sting has released fourteen solo albums and received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he received the Kennedy Center Honors in December of 2014. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

The Last Ship, his latest release, is inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised. A play of the same name, with music and lyrics by Sting, debuted on Broadway in October, 2014 and was heralded by the Associated Press as “thrilling with powerful performances, outstanding songs, and real heart.”  Sting received a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score. He has appeared in more than 15 films and authored two books, including The New York Times best-selling memoir, Broken Music. His support for human rights organizations mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there.



Date:                                     City:                                       Venue:                                                 On sale Date:

June 21                                 Columbus, OH                   Nationwide Arena                           Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

June 23                                 Washington, DC                Verizon Center                                 Mon. Jan 25 (10am)

June 24                                 Wantagh, NY                      Jones Beach                                       Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

June 26                                 Philadelphia, PA               BB&T Pavilion                                    Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

June 27                                 New York, NY                    Madison Square Garden               Mon. Jan. 25 (9am)

June 29                                 Toronto, ON                       Air Canada Centre                           Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

June 30                                 Detroit, MI                          The Palace of Auburn Hills            Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 02                                   Worcester, MA                 DCU Center                                        Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 05                                   Montreal, QC                     Bell Centre                                          Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 07                                   Québec, QC                       Festival d’été de Québec            On sale March 2016

(Plains of Abraham)

July 09                                   Chicago, IL                         United Center                                   Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 10                                   Milwaukee, WI                 Summerfest                                       Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 12                                   Denver, CO                         Pepsi Center                                      Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 14                                   San Jose, CA                       SAP Center at San Jose                  Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 15                                   Lake Tahoe, NV                  Harvey’s                                              Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 17                                   Los Angeles, CA                  Hollywood Bowl                               Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 21                                   Seattle, WA                        Key Arena                                           Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)

July 23                                   Calgary, AB                         Scotiabank Saddledome                 Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)

July 24                                   Edmonton, AB                   Rexall Place                                        Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)