Last night in Columbus, Ohio, veteran performers Peter Gabriel and Sting began their joint Rock Paper Scissors Tour at the Nationwide Arena. Back on the road together after previously touring in support of Amnesty International in the 1980s, the two offered an intermingling set featuring hits and some rarities throughout the opening show of their co-headlining tour.
Sharing the stage while backed by members of both iconic vocalists’ bands, Sting’s song selection pulled from his solo catalog as well as his work with The Police, while former Genesis frontman Gabriel stuck to songs from his time after leaving the group. Sting did manage to incorporate a portion of “Dancing With The Moonlight Knight” from the Genesis LP Selling England By The Pound into the intro of The Police hit “Message In A Bottle.”
The setlist also featured The Police favorites such as “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Every Breath You Take” as well as Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and “Englishman In New York.” Gabriel led the ensemble through such well-known cuts as “Shock the Monkey,” “Don’t Give Up,” “In Your Eyes” and “Sledgehammer.” Audience members were also present for his first live performance of “Kiss That Frog” since 1994 and the live debut of “Love Can Heal” which Gabriel dedicated to the recently murdered British MP Jo Cox.
The Rock Paper Scissors Tour continues tonight at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. View audience-shot videos of last night’s tour opener in Columbus below:
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