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Grammy-winning artist Peter Gabriel to perform 'Live on Letterman' webcast

by jmaloni
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 12:40 pm

CBS Interactive Music Group's acclaimed concert webcast series, "Live on Letterman," will feature music legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Peter Gabriel in a live webcast concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9 p.m.). He will perform tracks off his recently released album, "New Blood," which re-imagines many of Gabriel's best-loved songs spanning his solo career. In a first for the popular music series, Gabriel will perform with a live orchestra.

Fans can watch the Peter Gabriel webcast live or on-demand at http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/. In addition, the show, presented by Citi, is available live and on-demand through CBS properties, broadcast on select CBS Radio stations, viewable live on CBS's JumboTron in Times Square, as well as via a live audio stream on Radio.com's mobile applications. The webcasts are also offered through VEVO's website,mobile and connected devices and syndication partners.

Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, acclaimed film soundtracks for "Birdy," "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Rabbit-Proof Fence," as well as live and compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards and the creation of the now-global WOMAD festival.

Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization www.Witness.org in 1989 and, in 2007, he and Sir Richard Branson founded www.Elders.org, which was launched by Nelson Mandela. In 2006, the Nobel Peace Laureates awarded Gabriel the prestigious Man of Peace title. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.

Gabriel's "Live on Letterman" webcast will follow the taping of his performance on the "Late Show with David Letterman," which will be his first American television show performance in a decade, and will be broadcast later that evening (11:35 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network.

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