Win tickets to see Peter Gabriel in LA and NY

Peter Gabriel is touring Scratch My Back and in line with the pared-down recording of the album, the New Blood Tour is Peter Gabriel, orchestra, no drums, no guitars.

Society of Sound is proud to be able to offer a pair of tickets to see Peter Gabriel perform at Radio City, New York on 3rd May and a pair for the Hollywood Bowl gig on the 7th May.

The album has received stunning reveiws and if you can’t make it to any of the shows, don’t forget that if you join Society of Sound you can get an exclusive 24-bit FLAC download of Scratch My Back which means you have a studio-quality version and can hear the album as it was intended to be heard.

All you have to do is tell us here which song you wish Peter had covered.


  • Robert Hedges says:

    “Like Spinning Plates” by Radiohead.

  • Rob Leas says:

    The Beatles – “Long Long Long”

  • Alexandre Acemyan says:

    I would vote for Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve

  • Israel Smith says:

    Syd Straw’s “Future Forty” would be fun.

  • Billy says:

    You and Whose Army by Radiohead

  • Chris Cowan says:

    I was going to say something by King Crimson (like One Time), but was beaten to the punch, so instead:

    Joan Osborne’s – St. Teresa

  • wayne gordon says:

    how about Talk Talks Lifes what you make it

  • Michael Brown says:

    Crossing Muddy Waters, by John Hiatt

  • Randall Stroud says:

    “Our Lady of the Well” by Jackson Browne

  • Drew Hutchinson says:

    The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel

  • Terrell Thornhill says:

    “Cowboys and Angels” by George Michael

  • Pete says:

    I would have liked to seen him cover ‘Giving up the gun’ by Vampire Weekend. Vampire Weekend is such a complementary band to Gabriel’s sound.

  • Brett Hager says:

    Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses…… Just kidding how about Heart of Gold by Neil Young?

  • Dave Watts says:

    Heres two:

    Certain People I Know – Morrissey

    New Mistake – Jellyfish

  • zephir says:

    Nothing Sacred – Jonatha Brooke

    …and would love to hear the reciprocol Jonatha might do in keeping with the spirit of Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours.

  • Steve says:

    Guns Are The Tongues by Richard Thompson

  • Dale says:

    Joni Mitchells Pork Pie Hat

  • Adam Erdos says:

    Cocoon by Bjork

  • Dave says:

    Reconsider Me – Warren Zevon

  • Kent Smith says:

    Two Worlds Collide by Inspiral Carpets

  • Jen Jones says:

    Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos

  • Eric says:

    Fight Test by The Flaming Lips.

  • Gary D'Amato says:

    St Elmo’s Fire- Eno

  • Dave Watts says:

    Jethro Tull – Aqualung

  • Paul Higgins says:

    Elliott Smith – Between the Bars

    Emiliana Torrini – Nothing Brings Me Down

  • John F says:

    I would love to hear PG cover a b-side that Prince wrote. “Another Lonely Christmas”. If that ever happened, I’m sure the already touching song would evoke actual tears.

  • Paul J. says:

    I would have to vote for “Love and Happiness” by Al Green.

  • Robert says:

    How about Patti Smith’s Elegie

  • Paul says:

    Tunng – Bullets

  • Bob says:

    “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” by Kate Bush

  • Bela Kiss says:

    Another vote for something by Leonard Cohen, maybe ‘Everybody Knows’ (although Johnette Napolitano’s covers are near-definitive, I would still love to hear what Peter could bring to it).

  • Patrick Demascco says:

    “We used to know” by Jethro Tull, IMHO one of their finest and I would love to hear Ian Anderson scratch his back!

  • Pete Richmond says:

    Paul Kelly – To her Door; Any Paul Kelly song really would seem like a miracle.

  • Mark says:

    Rain The Beatles

  • Chris Gossard says:

    “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell” by The Flaming Lips

  • Eric W says:

    I would love to hear Peter cover “A Thousand Kisses Deep” by Leonard Cohen. One powerful, unique voice covering another powerful, unique voice. It would be fascinating to hear.

  • Joe Lubow says:

    This is a tough call, because it seems the ideal pick would be a song with a great lyric whose original performance somehow didn’t fully highlight the emotion inherent in the lyric, or captured a different slice of what’s available – like “The Boy in the Bubble.” The catch is, all the songs that jump to mind were marvelously effective the first time around. That’s why they jump to mind. Since no deadline is posted, rather than sift through lyrics looking for a sleeper, I’m going to go with one of those that worked the first time.

    Roger Waters is one of the great lyricists of our time, up there with Dylan. Most of his songs crackle with emotion in a way that would make them great for PG. I’m going to go with “Perfect Sense” from “Amused to Death.” I’m sure Peter would be on board with it’s politics, and it’s one of those songs where every word and every note was deliberate. To hear the same words with Peter’s voice and emotion, and different, but equally thought out music would be incredible – and by the same token I’d love to hear Roger cover “Mother of Violence.”

    On the other hand I could also go with the “Soon oh Soon” section of Gates of Delirium by Yes. It’s the opposite in a way, because instead of the deep pain of desperation and anger over needless war, it is full of hope – a beautiful prayer for peace. But both songs are of full of emotional impact.

    On the other hand, I’d be happy to hear many of the other fine suggestions here, especially Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, and Richard Thompson. Kudos to you if you win – what a treat that would be. Peter’s not coming to my neck of the woods this time, and this tour promises to be stunning.

  • jkat says:

    How about “I Want You (She’s So Heavy) By The Beatles?

  • Tim H says:

    How about Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet- sad and mysterious.

  • Wm Remington says:

    David Byrne on Thievery Corporation’s Abductions & Reconstructions – “Dance On Vaseline”

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