Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the eighth headliner slated for Summerfest 2011. Peter Gabriel will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on opening day, Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30PM. Gabriel will be accompanied by the New Blood Orchestra, including members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Following the success of last year’s sell out concerts, Peter Gabriel returns to the USA and Canada for a 12 date tour and this time out he will apply the orchestral makeover to his own catalogue of hits. The stunning musical backdrop leaves Gabriel’s vocals center-stage and bare, stripped of the usual Rock ‘n Roll clothing, no loud guitars or booming drums to hide behind. Raw and soul-baring, yet passionate and often joyous, Gabriel’s classic songs take new shape and extra meaning.
The tour is an opportunity to experience the reinvention of an iconic song selection including “Red Rain”, “San Jacinto”, “Digging in the Dirt” and “Don’t Give Up” before the album release of New Blood later this year.
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