Peter Gabriel Heads for the GE Oil & Gas Arena!

Peter Gabriel


Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is delighted to announce that Peter Gabriel, the English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis, will play the GE Oil & Gas Arena on 8th December 2014.


Following the phenomenal response to the recently released ‘Back to Front’ tour dates, the latest honoured musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel, has confirmed a further series of ‘Back to Front’ Arena shows in the UK.  He will perform at the GE Oil & Gas Arena as part of the Tour which also sees his return to London’s Wembley Arena for the first time in 10 years!


Speaking of the set-list, Peter Gabriel revealed:  “We serve it up in three parts; like a meal. The starter will be an acoustic bit, almost like we would be in rehearsal mode. From that acoustic starter we move on to the savoury dish, which is electric or more electronic stuff.  If you survive that, then you get your dessert, which is the complete and uninterrupted album of ‘So, ’ in the order in which it was originally intended”.

As well as celebrating the ‘So’ album the Tour has also been an opportunity for Peter to play some new material live for the first time.  Tracks like ‘Daddy Long Legs’ and ‘Show Yourself’ (from the film Words with Gods) both featured regularly during the 2013 tour to fantastic audience reactions.  The theme of showcasing new material, alongside the old, is sure to remain in the forthcoming shows.

It is testament to the enduring appeal of Gabriel’s 1986 album that the ‘Back to Front’ tour has caught the public imagination so strongly once again. The new shows will continue to feature the original ‘So’ live band (bass-wizard Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Manu Katche) and span Gabriel’s illustrious career, including a performance of ‘So’ in its entirety.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director says; “We are delighted with the addition of Peter Gabriel to our 2014 line-up, this is a great show from an iconic performer and we are sure the people of the North East of Scotland will be excited by today’s announcement.”

Tickets are now on sale from Ticketmaster on 08444 77 9000 or online at The show is suitable for all ages. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+).




For further information contact Sarah Coutts, Senior PR & Marketing Executive at AECC on (01224) 330430; email: [email protected]

Further Information:

Peter Gabriel is offering a unique opportunity to go ‘Behind the Scenes’ and view the Back to Front tour soundcheck for the upcoming shows.  Only available in very limited numbers from Peter Gabriel’s official website, this is the chance to buy a special fan experience – a front row or a premium seat ticket, an invitation to the soundcheck, pre-show hospitality and unrepeatable gift. More details at


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