Paul Simon and Sting may sound like a somewhat unlikely pairing - 73 and 63 respectively, they're from opposite sides of the Atlantic, and found fame in different decades with different genres. But more than 40 years on, their musical ideas seem to be easy bedfellows, and sharing their bands and songs as part of their On Stage Together tour brought many wide smiles to Vector Arena last night. As the two stars took to the instrument-laden stage (including three drum kits), there was an enthusiastic curiosity in the crowd, and they were rewarded with the pair sharing the stage for more than a third of the set, duetting, adding solos, and generally having a ball...
Sting has donated a limited-edition cashmere cap, designed and produced by Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman for Sting & Paul Simon’s "On Stage Together" tour, to benefit St. Mungo's Broadway's Wooly Hat Day auction. This American-made hat is crafted from plush cashmere in a dark melange grey with a hand embossed leather patch featuring Sting & Paul Simon's signatures. Sting has hand-signed the hat’s tag as well as the embossed leather patch...
On the end of one line is Paul Simon, somewhere in New England. On the other is Sting, somewhere in New York. They would be rehearsing together for their joint tour which hits Auckland tomorrow night and New Plymouth on Saturday, but for the fact that the former bassist frontman of The Police has to see off the final shows of his Broadway show The Last Ship - based on the shipbuilding industry of his hometown, Newcastle - before it closes, having been less than a runaway success. Ah well, it happens to the best of them - Simon's 1997 Broadway show The Capeman lost millions. But before Sting headed into theatre land, the pair had been on tour together in the United States, with reviews suggesting the seemingly incongruous partnership worked a treat, with individual sets and shared numbers, which have seen Sting in the Art Garfunkel role on some of Simon's biggest songs...
On July 26, 2015, Sting will perform at the Festival de Carcassonne in Carcassonne, France. This concert marks Sting's return to the Festival after performing at the first edition in 2006. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning tomorrow, January 29 at 10AM (local time). For more information, please visit www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr...
On July 16, Sting will perform at the Super Bock Super Rock Festival in Lisbon, Portugal! Tickets are on sale NOW at http://blueticket.pt.
We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, August 1, 2015, Sting will perform at St. Olav's Festival in Trondheim, Norway! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 13 at 9AM (local time). Please visit www.billettservice.no/event/447905 for details.
An hour into Sting's show at American Airlines Center on Sunday, he was enjoying complete command over a healthy crowd during a jammy rendition of "Roxanne." "I must have sang that song about a million times in my life," the 63-year-old legend told the audience, mid-tune. "But every time, I find something different… something that keeps it interesting." The same can be said of Sting's concerts in general. He's such a seasoned and skilled live performer that every experience feels special - even when it's part of a corporate-sponsored event tied to a college football game. The headliner kept the crowd standing and participating during the second night of AT&T's Playoff Playlist Live! series. He delved relatively deeply into the soul-soothing global styles of his days fronting the Police...

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THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., it has been announced by the musical's producers. Named "Best Musical of 2014" by USA Today, THE LAST SHIP began previews on Broadway on September 29 prior to its official opening on October 26, 2014. When the show concludes its 4-month engagement, it will have played 29 preview performances on Broadway and 105 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) THE LAST SHIP's music will live on with the Original Broadway Cast Recording, which was recently released on Universal Music Classics and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart last week...
The winners of the pairs of tickets to see the Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York on 15 January plus a meet and greet with Sting were Debbie Loft, Jock Lowndes, Laura Hessel and Sharon Kimberley Cravens. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Sting and The Last Ship co-star Rachel Tucker recently stopped by the Wall Street Journal for an exclusive interview and performance. You can watch the full interview at http://www.wsj.com/video/ and performances of The Last Ship and August Winds...

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Singer Sting is "a huge presence" in the Broadway musical he wrote and now appears in, according to one review. The ex-Police frontman is "electrifying in his two big solos" and has had a "galvanising impact" on the cast of The Last Ship, Variety's critic wrote. "Sting seems very much in his element," said USA Today's reviewer, praising the "blazing charisma" he gives his role. The 63-year-old is playing shipyard foreman Jackie White in his self-penned musical until 24 January. Previously lacklustre ticket sales have seen a boost since the singer confirmed he was joining the show for a limited period. According to the New York Times, "weekly takings have gone up by a couple hundred thousand dollars" since his first performance on 9 December. Despite this, its reviewer continued, "Sting's presence doesn't alter the chemistry of the show in any significant way"...
Two festival performances have been confirmed for Sting's summer 2015 tour! On July 21, he will play the Festival Collisioni in Barolo, followed by the Pistoia Blues Festival in Pistoia on July 24. Tickets will go on sale exclusively to Sting.com fan club members beginning tomorrow, December 20 at 10AM (local time). Tickets will be available to the public on Monday, December 22 at 11AM (local time). Stay tuned in the New Year as additional tour dates will be announced. See you on the road!
A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event will take place this Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons are invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they sign copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), will be joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet...
Sting's musical The Last Ship hit Broadway this fall, so it's no surprise the rocker-turned-composer sat down for an interview with one of the hottest theater critics around – a kindergartner from Arlington, Virginia named Iain Armitage. Armitage began reviewing plays at the age of six, after his mother took him to see Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan perform in Waiting for Godot. Some 6-year-olds might consider sitting through a two-hour play a punishment, but Iain was mesmerized. He loved the show so much his mother encouraged him to post his thoughts to YouTube – and his videos have been going viral ever since...
While 2014 saw the loss of two of Broadway's most duly cherished veterans in director Mike Nichols and performer Elaine Stritch, there were plenty of high points as well, with some stars emerging and others rising further. We take a quick look back at the year in Broadway. With his first score for musical theater, Sting reaffirmed his melodic and storytelling gifts. He also chose collaborators wisely, with veteran director Joe Mantello and librettists John Logan and Brian Yorkey helping to craft a show that moves and, in the end, surprises us...
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