Peter Gabriel New Covers Album, Tour Dates (RCMH)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back (02/15/10) Virgin
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

Scratch My Back,” Gabriel’s eighth studio album since departing Genesis in 1977, is due in stores Feb. 15. The set features Gabriel covering works by other artists–including David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out),” Neil Young’s “Philadelphia” and Paul Simon’s “The Boy in the Bubble”–with plans in the works for a future album entitled “I’ll Scratch Yours” featuring the same artists covering Gabriel’s work in return.

Produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, KISS), the set features Gabriel’s voice backed by an orchestra, with new arrangements of the material written by composer John Metcalfe. []

If you’re a fan of songs like “Here Comes The Flood”, you’ll probably like Gabriel’s new covers record. For those of you looking for something a little more upbeat, you’ll have to wait for the next Gabriel solo album, because you won’t be finding much to dance to here. Peter will be doing some limited touring in support of Scratch My Back where he’ll be performing live with an “orchestra, no drums and no guitars.” The New Blood Tour rolls into Radio City Music Hall on May 2-3, 2010. Tickets for the North American tour dates aren’t on sale yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Tickets are on fan club presale now (Feb 6), the password is SCRATCH. The American Express presale starts tomorrow (Feb 7) at 10AM (Buy Tickets).

Scratch My Back track list and tour dates after the jump.

Peter Gabriel 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 22 2010 Bercy Paris
Mar 25 2010 O2 Arena Berlin, Berlin
Mar 27 2010 London O2 Arena London, London and South East
Mar 28 2010 London O2 Arena London, London and South East
Apr 28 2010 Bell Centre, Montreal Montréal, Quebec
May 02 2010 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
May 03 2010 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
May 07 2010 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California

Scratch My Back Track List
1. “Heroes” (David Bowie)
2. “The Boy in the Bubble” (Paul Simon)
3. “Mirrorball” (Elbow)
4. “Flume” (Bon Iver)
5. “Listening Wind” (Talking Heads)
6. “The Power of the Heart” (Lou Reed)
7. “My Body Is a Cage” (Arcade Fire)
8. “The Book of Love” (The Magnetic Fields)
9. “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (Randy Newman)
10. “Après moi” (Regina Spektor)
11. “Philadelphia” (Neil Young)
12. “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (Radiohead)