Tomorrow night Peter Gabriel will be the next artist to commandeer the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater for a full set of classics to be broadcast live via webcast, but he won’t be alone. Petey Gabes will be backed by a 46-piece orchestra to perform music from throughout his illustrious career starting on Wednesday night, November 9, at 9PM ET on CBS.com.
Gabriel has worked out new arrangements of original songs such as Red Rain, Biko and In Your Eyes as well as a smattering of choice covers from his Scratch My Back LP including Boy In The Bubble by Paul Simon and Lou Reed’s The Power of the Heart for his New Blood Orchestra that toured the world last year. Don’t expect guitars or drums, but there will be plenty of strings. Besides the performance itself, we’re interested to see how Gabriel plans to fit 46 musicians on that intimate stage. Preview Peter Gabriel’s Live On Letterman set here and come back to watch live at 9PM on Wednesday.