October 20, 2011

Exclusive Video of Tour Rehearsals: New York City

Sting.com Video Exclusive: Check out this exclusive video of Sting and the band preparing for the Back To Bass tour in New York City last weekend. Sting will be joined on the tour by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist). Beginning in Boston on October 21 at The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center, the tour extends across the US and Canada visiting Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver...

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October 19, 2011

Back To Bass Tour kicks off in Boston on Friday October 21...

Check out the latest exclusive video clip in Virtual Ticket which sees Sting and Dominic Miller talking about the forthcoming Back To Bass tour and the rationale behind it. Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs spanning his dynamic and enduring solo career, from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his latest release, Live in Berlin, plus a selection of The Police's greatest hits. Highlights include the Grammy winners "Brand New Day" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" plus fan-favorites "Englishman In New York," "Desert Rose" and "Roxanne." Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist). Stand by for further footage throughout the tour which starts on October 21 in Boston...
October 18, 2011

STING.COM MEMBERS ONLY: Win Tickets For Sting's Back to Bass Concert This Saturday, October 22 in Boston

STING.COM MEMBERS ONLY: We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets for Sting's concert on October 22 at the Wang Theatre in Boston. Enter to win by October 21 at 11AM EDT using the form below…it's that easy! If you are selected, we will notify you by late Friday.
October 13, 2011

THE VERTICAL FARM - Feeding the World in the 21st Century...

Imagine a world where every city has its own local food source grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to nature's grocery store – imagine the world of the vertical farm. When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. In The Vertical Farm, he passionately explains the incredible impact of urban agriculture and how it will change the face of this planet for future generations. With this groundbreaking book, ''Despommier has quickly become the central figure in what could be a worldwide revolution'' (Scientific American)

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October 12, 2011

Inside Sting's Birthday Blowout - Rocker turns 60 with help from Bruce, Gaga, Billy Joel and others...

"Sixty feels comfortable," Sting told the sold-out crowd at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 1st. "I've always felt sort of old." But celebrating the milestone birthday onstage, Sting was positively boyish, ecstatically jamming with a stacked all-star roster of friends and fans including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga. He has a lot to celebrate this fall: Sting just released 25 Years, a box set focusing on his quarter-century as a solo artist, and this month he kicks off the 32-date Back to Bass tour, playing in theaters with a stripped-down band. "I thought it was a good time to reflect," says Sting. "For me, getting older enriches life. You realize there are a limited number of summers left - or tours, songs, relationships - so you really have to value them..."

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October 10, 2011

''Endless Sumner - How long is a piece of Sting? About 25 years. A box set plots the creative path of the master of "modern adult popular music..." The WORD review 25 Years...

When The Police agreed to split at the end of their 1984 American tour, all three band members began to create things to fill the space the absence of an enormously successful rock band would leave in their lives. Stewart Copeland began working on a film and solo album called 'The Rhythmatist'. Andy Summers took to writing a long-since-lost screenplay. Sting, being the sort of chap Gordon Sumner was even then, assembled a whole new band made up of exemplary musicians who had played with, among a million others, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Weather Report. They decamped to Barbados and made 'Dream Of The Blue Turtles', an almost-jazz record where Sting laid out a template delineated by tasteful instrumentation, musicianly chops and lyrical smartness. This was neither rock nor pop; this music had nothing to do with Elvis, or punk or The Beatles or, indeed, The Police; its eyes were set on the far horizon of a land no one had yet visited, modern adult popular music...

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October 10, 2011

''A rich mix of musical styles, plus a 2005 live DVD'' - Record Collector magazine...

Sometimes being the leader of the biggest band on the planet isn't enough, and the artists formerly known as Gordon Sumner has previously spoken about how he was frustrated by the musical limitations of The Police. Indeed, since embarking on a solo career a quarter of a century ago, Sting has avidly pursued a resless, occasionally schizophrenic path, as this bos set testifies. The easy shorthand suggests Sting had designs on becoming a jazz artist, and that's borne out by his earlier albums on tracks such as 'Moon Over Bourbon Street' or 'We'll Be Together' (not to mention his live re-workings of his old band's 'Bring On The Night' and 'Driven To Tears'). But listen more carefully to the elaborate musical tapestry of 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You' or 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free' - probably two of the most complex songs to scale the singles chart...
October 08, 2011

Every breath you take - Sting helps shine a light on a silent killer...

A thought-provoking new stop smoking campaign is today unveiled by Fresh with support from the British Lung Foundation to highlight a cruel, lingering disease that destroys the lungs. ‘Every breath’ aims to highlight the long-term effects of smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the umbrella term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, in a bid to encourage more people to quit smoking. ‘Every breath’ also has the backing of musician Sting, who is originally from the North East. Sting said: “Many people across the UK are affected by lung damage and other smoking related illnesses, particularly in the North East where I grew up. I'm pleased to support a programme which works towards giving people the motivation and support they need to quit..."

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