Peter Gabriel has been announced as co-headliner of Hyde Park Calling with the recently reformed Crowded House.
The event, presented by the Hard Rock Café, the event will take place between June 23 and June 24, with Gabriel and Crowded House playing on the Saturday (23).
As previously reported US rock band Aerosmith headline the second night of Hyde Park Calling on June 24.
Gabriel is purpotedly still working on new album “I/O,” which will be released indeependently in the US.
Gabriel, an early pioneer of digital music distribution, has raised £2 million towards recording and ‘shipping’ his next as-yet-untitled album in a digital venture with investment boutique Ingenious Media.
Gabriel’s last studio album was 2002’s “Up”, which took him around a decade to complete, though “I/O” is expected to materialise later this year.
Other than his studio work Peter Gabriel has concentrated on musical
collaborations, especially his continued emersion in African styles, which
has characterised much of his solo career.
Crowded House will be playing songs from their forthcoming album “Time On Earth”, originally planned as Neil Finn’s third solo album, their first gigs
in the UK since 1996.
Tickets for the Saturday event go on sale tomorrow (March 21) at 9am, priced £45.