Hopefully dropping some live concerts.
I think the January song will be telling. December was busy with the album release and holidays. What we see later this month will give us a clearer sign of things to come throughout 2024. PG did mention live songs and earlier songs/demos as future possibilities.
Ooh. Full shows???
Or filmed in Canada. My show is #4 in Montréal on the new North American trek, I can't hardly wait!
I read a comment that ticket sales in Europe were not all that good which surprises me after seeing those enormous crowds from the pictures taken by Tony Levin at all the venues.
The shows in Montreal and Toronto are quite full or possibly sold out but now it is very difficult to see a sellout when the Ticketmaster site will always display resale tickets even if the show is sold out.
Hopefully a show will be filmed and recorded for a live album, the last Blu-Ray Front to Back was fantastic. Too bad the Rock & scissors tour with Sting was not released, I saw that one in 2016 but visually was not even half as spectacular as this one has proven to be.
I wonder if the tour with Sting wasn't released because of them having different clauses in their contracts regarding live material??? -- I do know there's been some push over time to get Sting's tour with Paul Simon released.
It's certain we'll get something from the I/O tour (we have from the tours that followed So, Us, Up, Scratch My Back & New Blood as well as the Back to Front tour). Just a question of what it'll be. Being as Back to Front had nightly recordings + 1 video I don't see why I/O can't.
Wonder if he'll release it???
*Digital -- during USA tour.
*Physical -- Late Fall.
*Vinyl -- Beginning of holidays.
Is it safe to say 2024 touring will begin with the complete album out??
Personally I hope the cd/LP will be released soon. I think all the i/o songs are already there.
Which ones do you think will be released as a single?
I can't imagine a double cd with both versions Dark & Bright, it would be the same dog with a different collar.
Another question: Will there be a video of any song, and Blue_Ray of any concert of the tour?
What was Peter Gabriel looking for at Womad to listen to i/o? The response on the tour has been very good.
When it comes to the tour on recording it's a safe bet we'll get SOMETHING (the So, Secret World, Growing Up, Scratch My Back/New Blood & Back to Front tours all have at least one thing out there) but the question is what will we get?
Possibly; I just know Peter prefers the end of September for releases. Up was September 23rd and Us was September 28th. September 22nd/29th 2023 is 8 and 9 weeks away, respectively. Personally, I think the album is probably ready now — and could be pressed already? The promotional issue I can see, but Peter doesn’t do a lot of that in the U.K. at least…
Plus, the i/o project, tour and merchandise is focused on 2023 — my ‘Rising’ tour t-shirt has ‘PG23’ on it. And Manu Katche stated that the album would be out this year. I dunno, I just think this may surprise a lot of people…
September 22/29 for CD/Cassette (if he does cassette)
November 10/17 for LP.
I'm pretty sure if there WERE ideas to release shows on nugs (or wherever) we would already know about this.
At least for the european shows we will have no recordings, I'm afraid...
Nugs is quite secretive when it comes to what'll be happening there so there's no way to confirm or deny what'll be happening there. Everything of his that is there now is still the same already heard stuff that they put up when they announced he'd be working with them.
Thanks for the reply on this....I understand how they work now.
A few years ago when more artists were releasing Soundboards of their gigs, they'd make them available immediately after the gig (a few of my Kiss soundboards from a few years ago are like this).
Peter obviously likes to mix them a little bit to make sure they're of optimum quality (which fits with what we know about his philosophy of sound! :), so I don't think the format (whether download or physical formats) are going to matter, he'll still want the gigs mixed a bit, so the wait I guess is understandable.
GREAT gig on Saturday night by the way, the musicianship on display was STELLAR What a great first gig of Peter's to see!
If we find out ANYTHING I think it'll be on a full moon. I don't know if I'll be going or not so I'd love to still be able to hear him on this tour even if I'm not there.
I know Bruce Springsteen & Steve Van Zandt were in attendance in Cologne but has anyone seen any other famous fans yet this tour.
How about on past tours?? Who are some famous fans that have been spotted at his shows over the years??
What I'd like to know if he'd consider doing is have all the purchases of the single tracks count towards the full album.
I don't think it's this year. More likely it will come in spring 2024. Before the next tour leg starts. I am pretty sure he will finish this year's moon cycles and then decide what will be on the album.
Do we think we'll have a touring situation similar to the Up tour in 2002-04?
Up was: No. Am. Arenas Nov-Dec 2002, Europe April 24--June 1, 2003, No. Am sheds: June-July 2003, Europe again May--July 2004.
Do we think this one will be.
*Europe: May--June 2023 ( in progress), No. Am Arenas Sep--Oct, Europe again: April--May or this exact same time next year, No. Am sheds/maybe a few arenas: Summer/Fall next year, Europe one final time: late next year (same window of time as the last leg of the Back to Front tour)/middle of the year after that (Same window of time as either 2003 or this year)?
Remember how when it came to the Up tour only the USA shows in 2003 & the 2004 Europe shows were only released through the music
Anyone think if he's doing nugs/bandcamp this tour that he may do it but not until later on (Maybe not starting until USA or not until any shows he may do next year -- this tour IS expected to last 2ish years correct?)
Wonder if the next full moon we'll get a song + a drop of some shows??
I'm surprised, and not in a good way.
I'm not gonna criticise his voice, as for a man in his 70's it was pretty good really. But I just think he's misjudged this whole i/o release. I'd be surprised if half the audience knew the 5 released i/o tracks well, let alone what the reaction was to a whole load of songs nobody had ever heard before.
Kinda realising what those audiences in the USA felt like when The Lamb tour started without the album being released yet!.
All a bit odd and misjudged IMO.
Staging looks good though, but I'm REALLY glad I didn't spend any money getting tickets. I'll pick up the inevitable blu-ray or download down the line. Maybe the album would've been released by then too...
I'm sure the shows will be on nugs (but streaming only) & maybe he'll put them somewhere else for download.
Nothing about this so far. Quite obviously they have roses ideas tondi so, but probably decided otherwise as they are going so many new tracks?
He's streaming only on nugs so assuming these shows do get released there (which I'm sure there's a good chance of) it wouldn't be confirmed until they're up there.
In regards to the setlist, I'm so glad Peter has (so far) released 5 of the 10 new songs he's playing from I/O. We've at least had some time to get into them,
I think it could have been a different story if he hadn't released anything. 10 brand new songs that no one had heard before....that could have been difficult to get through!!!
I'll ask this question in bold so that it stands out:
Was anyone who was at tonight's gig able to buy an "Encore Series" CD of tonight's show?
I know Peter was one of the last few artistes to sell soundboards of his gigs, but there's nothing on the Real World store (just the old gigs from 2003-2014).
I didn't know if anyone had heard anything?
I too am wondering. Would like to get some shows
Anyone have any knowledge of nugs/bandcamp/etc releasing this tour?
So is he performing 2 sets?
The most interesting part of the Encore series was the 2007 tour where Gabriel was resurrecting many songs he hadn't played for ages. I have one where he played Moribund, On the Air, DIY, Humdrum, and Mother of Violence.
I certainly hope the new tour would result in some kind of release, given that at least some of the new songs will get an airing.
Yeah. Hopefully nugs/bandcamp for all shows + one show getting a DVD/Blu-ray release like last tour.