Peter Gabriel i/oOn 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,” Peter Gabriel says. “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; 

 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. / 

Peter Gabriel i/o tour 2023 dates

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