It was 37 years ago today that Peter Gabriel announced he was leaving Genesis.

He did pretty well on his own after that, both for himself as well as for others.

Not only did he find musical success as a solo artist, but he's been a staunch defender of human rights for many years, both with Amnesty International, and with forming his Brooklyn, New York based group, Witness, which trains activists to use video and online technologies to expose human rights abuses.

In 2006, his work with Witness, and his long and dedicated support of peace and human rights causes, was recognised by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates with the Man of Peace award.

This fall Peter hits the road for his "Back to Front" tour in which he'll celebrate the enormously successful album, So, by performing it in its entirely to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

He'll also release that album in various configurations, remastered and expanded. And you can pre-order all of them now!