Sting, Peter Gabriel announce joint tour

British musicians Peter Gabriel, left, and Sting, shown here on Jan. 4, have announced a joint headline tour across the United States and Canada.

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  • The stars joke they'll make decisions by playing the "rock, paper, scissors" game
  • Sting previously toured with Paul Simon in 2014

(Rolling Stone)Sting and Peter Gabriel will join forces this summer for a month-long co-headlining North American trek dubbed the Rock Paper Scissors Tour.

Rather than simply performing hits from their own catalogs, Gabriel and Sting will also explore each other's tracks both separately and together.
    The 19-date tour will open up June 21st at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena and circle the continent before coming to a close in Edmonton, Alberta on July 24th. The pair previously toured together back in the Eighties in support of Amnesty International.
    "What intrigues me is that you get a good bunch of musicians together and interesting things will happen," Gabriel said in a statement. Added Sting, "I'm very happy that we're taking the chance to experiment this way. I think people will be intrigued, I certainly am."
    Speaking to The Associated Press, Sting compared the Rock Paper Scissors trek to his 2014 joint tour with Paul Simon. "We traded songs, we traded musicians, we sang together. And the take home that people got from that was they loved it when we did things together," Sting said.
    Rock Paper Scissors Tour dates
    June 21 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
    June 23 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    June 24 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
    June 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
    June 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    June 29 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    June 30 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    July 2 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
    July 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    July 7 - Québec, QC @ Festival d'été de Québec (Plains of Abraham)
    July 9 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
    July 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
    July 12 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    July 14 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
    July 15 - Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harvey's
    July 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    July 21 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    July 23 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    July 24 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place