The master of pop is winding down his tour out west. Peter Gabriel is out rolling on the 25th anniversary of So, his most successful album. PG and band return to the 80’s hits of So, reviving the sound he left months ago in pursuit of classical awesomeness with New Blood. His departure from the pop and into the classical carried his music into a new territory of sound. But now he and his band are rocking again, recapturing moments from the rich past. Certainly not the intensity of attention garnered in the 80’s when So was steaming hot. Posting top hits like Sledgehammer, Big Time, Red Rain, In Your Eyes, and Don’t Give Up. This tour has the feel of a victory lap for a man and a band that has shaped and influenced many artists on different levels. Where will they go next.
It’s weird not seeing Roger Waters dates on Pollstar or anywhere else. After nearly two years of touring, The Wall is over. The greatest rock opera ever presented (ahem,…Quadrophenia?!) came to and end in Quebec City on July 21st. This latest crew has taken The Wall to a fantastic new level. Roger’s latest adaptation has given The Wall fresh application to today’s issues of war, privacy, governmental and corporate overreach. Destine to go down in history as one of the greatest rock tours ever, The Wall and it’s influence on our culture will remain. So cheers to Roger for keeping The Wall at the top of our collective minds. We will not forget. Check out this fan clip of “Mother”.
Linkin Park must be the hardest working band in rock and roll. They’re continuing their summer push through the States and Canada, with even more fall dates. Heading south to Brazil in October, and even playing Johannesburg, South Africa in November. Linkin Park continues to attract fans with their rocked out hip hop inspired jams. Touring on songs from their fifth album “Living Things”, the boys demonstrate their huge sound with the hit “Burning It Down”. Powered with electronics, rock and rap, Linkin Park’s latest work pushes their sound further than ever before. Check out this interview with Chester. Or maybe the “Waiting For The End” video from their previous “A Thousand Suns” album.