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May 04, 2015

On April 24 & 25, Sting performed songs from “The Last Ship” in three sold-out benefit concerts at the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle. On behalf of the Sage’s 10th Birthday Appeal, the shows were also a homecoming of sorts for material that Sting has said was deeply inspired by his hometown of Wallsend. Watch Video

In this video filmed exclusively for Sting.com, he reflects on the community he was raised...

April 28, 2015

Rob Mathes' music career, a string of one crescendo after another, peaked again Tuesday when the Greenwich native received his first Tony nomination, for Best Orchestration for the Broadway musical "The Last Ship," scored by Sting. Fittingly, the news came to him while he was staying at Sting's London home...

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April 28, 2015

The Last Ship has been nominated for "Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre" and Rob Mathes has been nominated for "Best Orchestrations". Check out the full list of 2015 nominations at www.broadwayworld.com. The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th on CBS...

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April 27, 2015

If any Sting.com members would like to appear in our Featured Fan Section now is your time to submit your details. Anyone emailing the necessary information to us over the next two weeks for future inclusion in our "Hall of Fame" will be entered in a random draw to win a Sage Gateshead Last Ship concerts Programmes that has been signed by Sting. Only available at the three recent...

April 27, 2015

The Tony nominations will be announced on April 28, but I'm declaring my favourite original score of the 2014/15 season on Broadway early: the gorgeous folk-tinged one created by Sting for The Last Ship reports The Stage's Mark Shenton...

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April 26, 2015

A superb array of musical talent and some great songs ensured that The Last Ship, Sting’s weekend benefit gigs for Sage Gateshead’s 10th birthday appeal, will live long in the memory. We didn’t get to see the full-blown stage musical version of The Last Ship – it closed on Broadway in January – but a story “about exile and a sense of belonging” came to life resoundingly through the music...

 

 

 

 

 

5 May

2006: Sting was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music at Newcastle University. In the evening he held a private party at the Baltic Centre for the Arts for friends and family.

2005: Sting performed at Agganis Arena in Boston, USA.

2002: Sting was one of the guests at the recording of 'An Audience with Lulu' for LWT. Sting and Lulu performed the Beach Boy's song 'Sail on Sailor' on the show.

2001: Sting performed at the MCI Centre in Washington DC.

1996: Sting performed at the Palaonda in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

1991: Sting performed at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.

1988: Sting performed at the Roman Arena in Verona, Italy.

1979: The Police performed at the Great Southern Music Hall in Orlando, USA.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The key line for me on the 'Soul Cages' album is "Men go crazy in congregations - but they only get better one by one." I don't believe in dogma, be it religion or political. People do have to work together, but change has to start in the human heart.

 

Bringing “The Last Ship” Home (preview clip)



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Directed and Edited by Kristian Young.

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