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Sting and Peter Gabriel to play Hollywood Bowl on co-headlining tour

Sting and Peter Gabriel to play Hollywood Bowl on co-headlining tour
British musicians Peter Gabriel, left, and Sting, at the Real World Studios in Box, England, on Monday Jan. 4, 2016. (York Tillyer / AP)

Sting and Peter Gabriel will hit the road this summer for a monthlong co-headlining tour.

Nearly three decades after they first met and toured together for Amnesty International, the British singer-songwriters have teamed up for a North American trek, which they have dubbed the Rock Paper Scissors tour.

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Rather than just exploring their own respective catalogs, Sting and Gabriel will meld their bands to perform each other's tracks both separately and together.

"We want to sing a lot of hits basically, people want to hear the songs we're famous for," Sting told Associated Press in an interview announcing the tour. "But it's always interesting to trade a song.... I'm not precious about giving him whatever he wants."

The 19-date tour opens in Columbus, Ohio, on June 21 and makes its way to L.A. with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on July 17.

"What intrigues me is that you get a good bunch of musicians together and interesting things will happen," Gabriel said in a statement. Added Sting, "I'm very happy that we're taking the chance to experiment this way. I think people will be intrigued, I certainly am."

Tickets for most of the tour's dates, including the Hollywood Bowl, go on sale Monday through Live Nation.

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