INCREASINGLY, as the music industry shifts its focus to the live circuit in order to combat tumbling album sales, bands and artists are turning to performing some of their best-known albums in the live setting. Everyone from Metallica, to Roger Waters and the Pixies have indulged their fan base with note perfect renditions of their back catalogue.

And so, Finnish fans of Peter Gabriel rejoice, as his Back to Front tour arrives in Helsinki on Tuesday 20 May, celebrating his classic 1986 album So. Featuring the singles Sledgehammer, Don’t Give Up, Red Rain and In Your Eyes, the album was the former Genesis frontman’s first to embrace a more commercial sheen, after four earlier releases that continued with his avant-garde approach to music.

Teaming up once again with the original line-up who created the classic album, as the tour’s title suggests the tracklist will be played from back to front.

Furthermore, a number of Gabriel’s popular cuts from his impressive back catalogue will also be performed, with an elaborate stage setting providing a perfect backdrop.

Peter Gabriel – Back To Front
20 May, 20:00
Tickets €63.50-€79.50
Hartwall Areena
Areenakuja 1, Helsinki

Support at Hartwall Areena comes from Jennie & Linnea.

James O’Sullivan
Image: York Tillyer