February 5, 2023
Credit score: Nadav Kander

At present, on the primary full moon of 2023, Peter Gabriel has revealed the primary new music from his forthcoming album i/o. The monitor is accompanied by a canopy picture by the artist David Spriggs.

Written and produced by Peter Gabriel, Panopticom was recorded at Actual World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London.

‘The primary music is predicated on an thought I’ve been engaged on to provoke the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible knowledge globe: The Panopticom,’ says Gabriel. ‘We’re starting to attach a like-minded group of people that may be capable to deliver this to life, to permit the world to see itself higher and perceive extra of what’s actually happening.’

Take heed to ‘Panopticom’ – BELOW:

Musically Panopticom drives alongside powered by the engine room of long-time collaborators Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché, underpinned by haunting electronics from Brian Eno. Further backing vocals from Ríoghnach Connolly of The Breath. The lyric is, partly, impressed by the extraordinary work of three teams, Forensic Structure, Bellingcat and the Gabriel co-founded pioneering human rights organisation WITNESS.

The discharge of Panopticom on the total moon is not any coincidence and in true Gabriel vogue the method for i/o can be a little bit totally different from the norm. The lunar phases will information the discharge plan in 2023, with a brand new music revealed every full moon.

‘A few of what I’m writing about this time is the concept we appear extremely able to destroying the planet that gave us delivery and that until we discover methods to reconnect ourselves to nature and to the pure world we’re going to lose rather a lot. A easy mind-set about the place we slot in to all of that is trying up on the sky… and the moon has all the time drawn me to it.’

Every new launch of music will include a selected piece of artwork, ‘we’ve been trying on the work of many a whole bunch of artists,’ says Gabriel, and Panopticom options the work ‘Purple Gravity’ by David Spriggs.

‘It was the theme of surveillance that linked me with the work of David Spriggs as a result of he’d achieved a chunk regarding that. David does this superb stuff utilizing many layers of transparencies so that you get these unusual creations with an actual depth to them. A part of what he does is think about what artwork may seem like just a few years sooner or later after which attempt to create accordingly and I believe he’s achieved that very efficiently on this explicit piece.’


In addition to new music, Peter Gabriel will embark on a tour later this 12 months. Dates within the UK and Europe are already on sale, with reveals on North America to be introduced quickly.

i/o The Tour – Europe 2023

Thursday 18 Could Krakow, Poland TAURON Enviornment
Saturday 20 Could Verona, Italy Verona Enviornment
Sunday 21 Could Milan, Italy Mediolanum Enviornment
Tuesday 23 Could Paris, France AccorHotels Enviornment
Wednesday 24 Could Lille, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Friday 26 Could Berlin, Germany Waldbuehne
Sunday 28 Could Munich, Germany Koenigsplatz
Tuesday 30 Could Copenhagen, Denmark Royal Enviornment
Wednesday 31 Could Stockholm, Sweden Avicii Enviornment
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 Enviornment
Monday 12 June Hamburg, Germany Barclays Enviornment
Tuesday 13 June Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle
Thursday 15 June Bordeaux, France Arkea Enviornment
Saturday 17 June Birmingham, UK Utilita Enviornment
Monday 19 June London, UK The O2
Thursday 22 June Glasgow, UK OVO Hydro
Friday 23 June Manchester, UK AO Enviornment
Sunday 25 June Dublin, Eire 3Arena

Tickets are on sale now livenation.com / petergabriel.com

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