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03 APRIL 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - On the full moon, Thursday 6 April, Peter Gabriel releases the "Bright-Side Mix" of the title track from his forthcoming album, i/o.


Written and produced by Peter Gabriel, i/o was primarily recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London. The song features Soweto Gospel Choir, who were recorded at High Seas Studios in South Africa.


This month the song is i/o and i/o means input / output. You see it on the back of a lot of electrical equipment and it just triggered some ideas about the stuff we put in and pull out of ourselves, in physical and non-physical ways. That was the starting point of this idea and then trying to talk about the interconnectedness of everything. The older I get, I probably don't get any smarter, but I have learned a few things and it makes a lot of sense to me that we are not these independent islands that we like to think we are, that we are part of a whole. If we can see ourselves as better connected, still messed up individuals, but as part of a whole, then maybe there's something to learn?


i/o as a potential album title has long-been known within fan circles, and is now the name of the current project, the album and the forthcoming tour, but as Gabriel says, “It's been around for a long time as a title for this project. I always knew I was going to write a song called i/o, but the title came first.”


i/o sees Gabriel working again with Soweto Gospel Choir, who previously featured on the song Down to Earth that was recorded for the film Wall-E and who he’s also performed with twice in South Africa at events for Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu;


I didn't always hear the Soweto Gospel Choir on this song, but every time I've worked with them it's always been fantastic. You can just feel the energy whenever they sing on this record, and on the song I did for Wall-E, it's just joyous. It hits you in the heart.


Continuing the theme of working with a different artist for each song release, this month’s track is accompanied by a cover image featuring the work of Olafur Eliasson, who is someone Gabriel first met when the artist was launching his Little Sun Project.


Olafur Eliasson is an extraordinary artist who, in many ways I think, is the king of light. A lot of his work is to do with light and with nature and I really felt that for this song in particular he would be absolutely perfect and I was delighted when he said, yes. This piece is called Colour experiment no. 114, from 2022. I think Olafur is a mixture between artist, scientist and magician. He always has a mission and something to say about the world and nature and light and our experience of it and that helps us to reconsider how we interact with our environment.


Just like the previous full moon releases, i/o will come with differing mix approaches from Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Bright-Side Mix), released on 6 April. Tchad Blake (Dark-Side Mix) and Hans-Martin Buff’s Atmos mix (In-Side Mix), released later in the month.


As well as new music, Peter Gabriel will embark on a tour later this year. Dates in the UK, Europe and North America are on sale now. /


Further details on the release plans for the full album will follow.


Soweto Gospel Choir -

Olafur Eliasson -

Cover image: Colour experiment no. 114, 2022 by Olafur Eliasson

Oil on canvas, ø Diameter 80 cm

Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles; neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Photo: Jens Ziehe



i/o The Tour 2023

Europe & UK

Thursday, 18 May       Krakow, Poland                         TAURON Arena

Saturday, 20 May        Verona, Italy                              Verona Arena

Sunday, 21 May           Milan, Italy                                Mediolanum Arena

Tuesday, 23 May         Paris, France                              AccorHotels Arena

Wednesday, 24 May   Lille, France                               Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Friday, 26 May             Berlin, Germany                       Waldbuehne

Sunday, 28 May           Munich, Germany                    Koenigsplatz

Tuesday, 30 May         Copenhagen, Denmark           Royal Arena

Wednesday, 31 May   Stockholm, Sweden                 Avicii Arena

Friday, 2 June               Bergen, Norway                        Koengen

Monday, 5 June           Amsterdam, Netherlands       Ziggo Dome

Tuesday, 6 June           Antwerp, Belgium                    Sportpaleis

Thursday, 8 June         Zurich, Switzerland                  Hallenstadion

Saturday, 10 June       Cologne, Germany                   Lanxess Arena

Monday, 12 June         Hamburg, Germany                 Barclays Arena

Tuesday, 13 June         Frankfurt, Germany                 Festhalle

Thursday, 15 June       Bordeaux, France                     Arkea Arena

Saturday, 17 June       Birmingham, UK                       Utilita Arena

Monday, 19 June        London, UK                                The O2

Tuesday, 20 June        Nottingham, UK                      Motorpoint Arena

Thursday, 22 June       Glasgow, UK                              OVO Hydro

Friday, 23 June             Manchester, UK                        AO Arena

Sunday, 25 June          Dublin, Ireland                          3Arena


North America

Friday, 8 September               Quebec City, QC          Videotron Centre

Saturday, 9 September           Ottawa, ON                 Canadian Tire Centre

Monday, 11 September          Toronto, ON                Scotiabank Arena

Wednesday, 13 September    Montreal, QC              Bell Centre

Thursday, 14 September        Boston, MA                 TD Garden

Saturday, 16 September         Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center

Monday, 18 September          New York, NY              Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, 20 September    Washington, DC          Capital One Arena

Friday, 22 September             Buffalo, NY                  Keybank Center

Saturday, 23 September         Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena

Monday, 25 September          Columbus, OH             Nationwide Arena

Wednesday, 27 September    Cleveland, OH             Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Friday, 29 September             Detroit, MI                  Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, 30 September         Chicago, IL                   United Center

Monday, 2 October                Milwaukee, WI            Fiserv Forum

Tuesday, 3 October                St Paul, MN                 Xcel Energy Center

Saturday, 7 October               Vancouver, BC            Rogers Arena

Sunday, 8 October                  Seattle, WA                 Climate Pledge Arena

Wednesday, 11 October         San Francisco, CA        Chase Center

Friday, 13 October                  Los Angeles, CA           Kia Forum

Saturday 14 October              Palm Springs, CA         Acrisure Arena

Monday, 16 October              Denver, CO                  Ball Arena

Wednesday, 18 October         Austin, TX                    Moody Center

Thursday, 19 October             Dallas, TX                    American Airlines Center

Saturday, 21 October             Houston, TX                Toyota Center