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