Global chart-topper Sting proved a smash hit as he took centre stage in South Shields tonight. The multi-million selling artist was this year’s star attraction for the annual South Shields Lecture on Saturday, organised by former town MP David Miliband. The hugely popular performer, fresh from a lead role in his own play on Broadway, jetted in from Dubai to add his name to the list of national figures who have given the annual address. The former Police frontman was invited to give the talk at Harton Technology College by the former Foreign Secretary, himself now an Englishman in New York after swapping life as a politician for a leading charity role in the Big Apple...
Sting can't be accused of treading water in his comfort zone. The last few weeks have seen the man born Gordon Sumner continue a 14-month joint headline tour alongside fellow rock legend Paul Simon - a fascinating odd couple defined by duets and performing each others' songs - and star on Broadway in his own poorly received musical The Last Ship, which sunk and closed early in a sea of debt. Dubai then was a chance for Sting to step back into his old hit-shaped boots, relax, and enjoy the songwriting riches of the legacy he has carved over close to four decades...
Based on the acclaimed memoir One Train Later by rock guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You follows Summers’ journey from his early days in psychedelic ‘60s music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police.

During the band’s phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs.

Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist’s side of the stage, Can’t Stand Losing You brings together past and present as the band members reunite, two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007...

Join the Old Vic Theatre on Sunday 19 April for a one-night-only Gala Celebration to honour Kevin Spacey and recognise his extraordinary 11 years as Artistic Director. This spectacular event, hosted by Hugh Bonneville, will bring together a host of Spacey’s theatrical friends and colleagues, including musical performances from Annie Lennox and Sting.
It was a night of miracle and wonder as two of the world's top artists shared a stage under the stars in a concert that often soared to magical levels. A sell-out audience paid up to $500 a ticket to see Paul Simon and Sting perform their - and each others - enduring songs at Sir James Mitchell Park. Early in the set the mutual respect between the pair was obvious as they launched into two of their timeless classics, sharing lyrics and bouncing off each other during Simon's Boy In The Bubble and Sting’s moving Fields of Gold. But it was their interpretations of each other’s songs that made the night so memorable, first with Simon's take on Fragile, followed by Sting (aka an Englishman in South Perth) returning the favour on America. Hearing two of the most iconic voices of the past half century reimagining each other's work made for a inspired partnership...
Evoking memories of the clip for Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al, where Chevy Chase towered over the singer and mimed the lyrics to his song, Sting is a full head taller than Simon as they stroll on to the Hope Estate stage. But that's where the comparison ends. No one can steal Simon's thunder, not even when he scripts it. The man, small of stature and of few words, pens and delivers lyrics with a quiet earnestness that commands attention. In Simon and Garfunkel, the haunting beauty of the harmonies and the considered accompanying musicianship transformed simple, heartfelt folk songs into a soundtrack for many a fan's life. This was the case for Sting, who told the crowd: "I'm sure I'm not the only one to have Paul Simon as a soundtrack to their life."
You can punch out all sorts of superlatives to describe the Paul Simon and Sting live concert experience. But one word stands out: wow. The duo, set to play their last Australian shows on the South Perth foreshore on Saturday and Sunday night, played to about 13,000 fans at Sydney’s Qantas Arena on Friday night. And unless Friday night was an anomaly (which I’m almost positive it wasn’t) everyone who is going to the Perth concerts is in for a treat...
On July 12, Sting will play the Cordoba Guitar Festival in Spain! Tickets will be available exclusively to Sting.com fan club members beginning tomorrow, February 11 at 9AM (local time), with tickets on sale to the general public Thursday, February 12 at 10AM (local time).
Due to phenomenal public demand, an additional performance by Sting will take place Saturday, April 25 at 2PM to benefit the Sage Gateshead's 10th Birthday Appeal. Sting.com Fan Club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public beginning Wednesday, February 11 at 10AM (local). Sage Supporters will be able to purchase tickets in advance on Thursday February 12 from 10AM via Sage Gateshead's Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 13 from 10AM at www.sagegateshead.com and also at Sage Gateshead's Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Benefit ticket prices range cost £49.50, £75 and £85. Special VIP packages are also available...
On paper, the Paul Simon and Sting tour might seem an odd combination: two artists from different musical generations and the wildly different background genres of folk and punk power rock. On stage at Cooper's Brewery, however, the "Simon & Sting-funkel" experience made perfect sense: two singer-songwriters whose musical vocabularies have grown to embrace an ever-expanding range of influences, from world music to jazz, roots and classical. This was no ordinary double bill. Instead of performing full solo sets of their own material, Simon and Sting wove in and out of each other's repertoire - harmonising on some tracks, alternating phrases on others and even trading complete songs in some instances - to create a wholly unique show...
It can be an incredible thing to feel one master craftsman's song resonate in the lungs of another. When Sting sang Paul Simon's America, it was with none of the baggage of expectation or jadedness or perceived nationalism or God knows what else the writer might have to carry. In its place was the unqualified affection and gratitude shared by every soul who had ever felt its naive hope and aching emptiness define a piece of their lives. That is to say, pretty much all 15,000 of us sprawling up the slope of a hill just outside Geelong...
''Ode to Sting'' is a 12 song string quartet album exploring Sting's vast catalog, spanning from hits from his time with The Police to his enduring solo career. The album is now available as a digital release, sold on iTunes, AmazonMP3 and Google Play. For more information, visit www.odetosting.com. Check out a video of the group performing their arrangement of ''Message In A Bottle'' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3jzNnZvwnQ...
Special Performances by Cherrytree Artists Including Sting, Feist, Far East Movement, Ivy Levan, Matthew Koma, Secret Someones, The Last Bandoleros and house DJ for the night, The Great Dave Aude and More! 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary for ground-breaking, pop-alternative label Cherrytree Records. In 2005, Martin Kierszenbaum took his dream of a musician-friendly haven for creative freedom, and with focused dedication, he and his tight-knit, committed Cherrytree staff went on to sign, develop and break some of the most maverick artists on the charts today including: Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Robyn, La Roux, Far East Movement, RAC, Nero and LMFAO as well as chart-topping writers and producers including Michael Einziger (Avicii, Incubus, David Guetta) and renowned mixer Robert Orton (Lana Del Ray, Paramore, Charli XCX)...
It was a concert of old friends and old fans. Two of the world's most beloved musical superstars, Paul Simon and Sting, kicked off the Australian leg of their On Stage Together Tour in fine form at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last night. Strolling on stage in casual attire, the two legends got the crowd on their feet early asking everyone to "stand up" during opening number Brand New Day. They then launched straight into Simon's Boy in the Bubble and Sting's Fields of Gold...
Over the years, a lot has been thrown at Sting - his tantric sex ideas, saving the Amazon forests and his balmy wedding day - so much so that he's almost as disliked as Bono. Yet on stage he comes across as the most charming and likeable person you could meet. And, you really would like to take him home and have a good chin-wag. Stunningly handsome and in good fettle, he rips through a well thought out set of Police and solo material then bows as Paul Simon makes his entrance. An entrance worthy of rock royalty he, like Sting, doesn't disappoint with his repertoire of old and new...
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