Special Event: Peter Gabriel I/O tour
September 12, 2023 3:41 PM - Subscribe

Saw the show last night in Toronto, it was FANTASTIC. I thought there might be other fans on the Blue (purple) since I found out about the tour via this thread. The US leg is just getting kicked off so maybe we can get some discussion going here. First thoughts: amazing ensemble, amazing visuals. I had hoped he would not lean quiiiite so hard into the new material but that's his prerogative. I feel like Peter struggled a bit to hit the high notes in spots but was still a consummate showman as always. Ayanna Witter-Johnson was particularly stunning on cello and vocals throughout (she had to be Kate Bush, AND Sinead, and herself...and a cello.) Might be the last tour. Peter is 73, and his session bassist Tony Levin is 77. [at age 52 I suspect I was barely on the right side of the age distribution median]
posted by hearthpig (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, listen to i/o a few times before the show, is what you're saying? Setlist.fm seems to suggest as much.
posted by Kyol at 6:02 PM on September 12 [1 favorite]

nice. I'm not gonna trek out to the stadium shows, but i did see tony again with stickmen - one of his other groups - here at a small club last year. just fantastic. glad you went.

robert's no spring chicken either, and they both shredded with crim last tour.
posted by j_curiouser at 6:09 PM on September 12 [1 favorite]

I have tickets for October in Denver, looking forward to it!
posted by jazon at 6:49 PM on September 12 [2 favorites]


He's closing shows with Biko again?

Holy crap. Please tell me he still does the thing where he and the band gradually leave the stage and let the audience keep singing. My parents and aunt and my BFF and I went to see him for the So tour and my mother later said that that moment felt like church.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:00 AM on September 26

Also, having built up the setlist as a playlist, assuming a normal ~5-6 minute run time for the three songs from i/o that aren't on Apple Music, this is about a 2 hour show? I mean assuming he doesn't just sprint through a bunch of songs as a "and here's all the stuff from So that you came for" medley. I mean, I guess that's about the normal running time for a night between headliner and opening acts, but this is all just the one band.

I mean, the last time I saw Peter Gabriel was during his WOMAD tour in 1993, which I was _absolutely_ not ready to appreciate as a teenager.
posted by Kyol at 7:25 AM on September 26

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