Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Obligatory Concert Selfie
by @LeahCville

One Concert Photo Allowed
by @MalindaAnnHill

We were so very grateful for the opportunity to see Peter Gabriel & Sting together again since their music has been an important part of our lives and our running playlists. ;-)

We first saw Peter Gabriel and Sting perform together as part of the Human Rights Now! Tour in Philadelphia in 1988. Wow. That was a long time ago!

The show was absolutely amazing - the songs, musicians, back-up singers, lights and video.

We also appreciated the audience who made us feel relatively "young" since the majority of attendees appeared to be card carrying members of the AARP. ;-)

We hope to share more about our experiences before, during and after the show in the coming days. In the meantime, we wanted to share the set list and links to articles, reviews and videos.

Have you seen the show? Will you attend a future show? We'd love to hear about your experience! And, if you see any links we should add to our post, please share in the comments*. 

*Note: Comments are posted after approval.

Sting & Peter Gabriel
Rock Paper Scissors
Verizon Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Set List:

"The Rhythm of the Heat" - Peter Gabriel
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" - Sting
*"No Self Control" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Invisible Sun" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Games Without Frontiers" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Shock the Monkey" - Sting
"Secret World"- Peter Gabriel
"Driven to Tears" - Sting (featuring violinist Peter Tickell)
"Fragile" - Sting
"Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel
"Dancing With the Moonlit Knight" (Introduction) - Sting
"Message in a Bottle" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Darkness"* - Peter Gabriel
"Walking in Your Footsteps" - Sting
"Kiss That Frog" - Sting
"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel & Jennie Abrahamson
"The Hounds of Winter" - Sting (featuring Jo Lawry)
"Big Time" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Englishman in New York" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Solsbury Hill" - Peter Gabriel & Sting
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" - Sting
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" - Peter Gabriel
"Roxanne" (with "Ain't No Sunshine") - Sting
"Love Can Heal" - Peter Gabriel
"Desert Rose" -Sting
"In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel & Sting


"Every Breath You Take" - Sting & Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel & Sting

Set List Changes:
* "Digging in the Dirt" - Peter Gabriel replaced "No Self Control" in Chicago
* "San Jacinto" - Peter Gabriel replaced "Darkness" in Chicago

Set List on Apple Music

Links to Concert Photos & Reviews

Sting, Peter Gabriel Announce Joint Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Tony Levin Road Diaries - Peter Gabriel & Sting 2016 Tour - Washington Show

Welcome to Washington Sting and Peter Gabriel

Sting, Peter Gabriel Play Rock Paper Scissors at the Verizon Center

Peter Gabriel & Sting Bring Distinctive Raspy Voices to Washington DC's Verizon Center (Photos)

Sting & Peter Gabriel - Photos from 6-24 by Concertchick27

Peter Gabriel and Sting Concert Review by Note-Tation

Sting and Peter Gabriel Trade Hits, Covers During Three-Hour Tour Kickoff

Videos & Setlist: Peter Gabriel & Sting Share Stage At Rock Paper Scissors Tour Opener In Ohio

Peter Gabriel and Sting Kick Off U.S. Tour With Exuberant, Inspired Collaborations: Concert Review

Concert review | Sting, Peter Gabriel may be combo for the ages

Watch Peter Gabriel Debut New Song “Love Can Heal” At Joint Tour With Sting Opening Night In Columbus

Music Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel Rock Jones Beach In Seamless, Sold Out Show

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Tour at the BB&T Pavilion, June 26, 2016

Sting and Peter Gabriel's dueling tour was karaoke magic in Camden (PHOTOS)

Peter Gabriel and Sting: Odd couple on tour, but it works

Sting and Peter Gabriel: The ‘Tantric Twins’ Stretch Out in New York

Concert review: Sting and Peter Gabriel

Rock Paper Scissors: School of Communication Collaborates with Peter Gabriel and Sting for North American Tour

Sting, Peter Gabriel and London’s Royal College of Art

Peter Gabriel's So Album is Still Big Time 30 Years Later

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace - Photos

Review: Sting and Peter Gabriel play a winning game of Rock Paper Scissors at The Palace

Sting and Peter Gabriel at the Palace of Auburn Hills

Sting, Peter Gabriel merge effortlessly for ACC show

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel team up in Worcester

Last Best Show: Sting & Peter Gabriel at the DCU Center

Sting, Peter Gabriel hit 'Big Time' at DCU Center

Fans Win Sting and Peter Gabriel's Rock Paper Scissors

Peter Gabriel and Sting at the Bell Centre

Everyone Wins in Peter Gabriel and Sting's Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Peter Gabriel & Sting Talk Brexit, Orlando & More in Final NYC-Area Appearance

Sting et Peter Gabriel : tout le monde est gagnant

20 Insanely Great Peter Gabriel Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Rock Paper Scissors – Two Englishmen in Qu├ębec via New York and Solsbury Hill

Sting, Peter Gabriel at peace in Quebec music festival

Sting and Peter Gabriel's 'Rock Paper Scissors' Tour Showcases Friendship and Music

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Bell Stage, Quebec City QC, July 7

Sting and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Tour Showcases Friendship and Music

Sting, Peter Gabriel go great together on Summerfest's closing night

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration

Peter Gabriel and Sting bring giant "Rock Paper Scissors" tour through Windy City

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Gallery: Sting, Peter Gabriel rock the UC

Sting and Peter Gabriel Teamed Up at the Pepsi Center - Photos by Aaron Thackeray

Review: Sting, Peter Gabriel prove to be brilliant teammates

Sting and Peter Gabriel will swap songs in Seattle on ‘legacy tour’

Peter Gabriel & Sting Revisit Genesis, The Police & Iconic Solo Catalogs in Denver (Photos)

Sting and Peter Gabriel get cozy with each other's material at the Hollywood Bowl

Eddie Vedder Is ‘Driven to Tears’ With Sting and Peter Gabriel in Seattle

Sting and Peter Gabriel Seattle Superstar Summit

YouTube Videos*
Rock Paper Scissors Tour Playlist (82 Videos)
Sting & Peter Gabriel 7/2/2016 Worcester, MA Full Show Playlist

*Disclaimer: We recommend that you attend the show and be fully present without cell phone distraction. We acknowledge that an audience full of raised cell phones is annoying and technically against the rules. We've already noticed that several videos have already been flagged and removed by itspetergabriel for copyright violations. Fortunately, we noticed few cell phones around us and saw security asking a few people to put down their cell phones. Nevertheless, we're grateful for the few videos that were posted so we can appreciate the experience from others' perspectives. We suggest you watch them while you can since they could disappear at any moment due to copyright infringement.

Verizon Center
Washington, DC
June 23

Love Can Heal

Red Rain

Solsbury Hill

Invisible Sun

Shock the Monkey

Games Without Frontiers

Don't Give Up

In Your Eyes


Nikon Jones Beach Theater
Long Island, NY
June 25

Games Without Frontiers

Shock the Monkey


Desert Rose

Opening Night
Columbus, OH
June 21

Rhythm of the Heat 
If I Ever Lose My Faith

Fragile and Red Rain

Desert Rose

Solsbury Hill


Madison Square Garden
June 27

Rhythm of the Heat

Dancing Out with the Moonlite King

Games Without Frontiers

No Self Control

Englishman in New York

Red Rain

Sting/Peter Gabriel 7/2/16:  Worcester, MA

Rhythm of the Heat


Hollywood Bowl

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