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March 01, 2015

Sting plays intimate gig for 600 people at Harton Technology College in South Shields...

From singing to 13,000 people in Dubai to a night playing in a North East school hall - superstar Sting said he was, in fact, more nervous to perform to a home crowd. The multi-Grammy award-winning singer arrived in South Shields on Saturday night from the Middle East to perform songs from his musical The Last Ship, as well as old favourites from his years in The Police. Talking frankly about his childhood growing up near the River Tyne in Wallsend and the impact the region has had on his music, he was joined on stage by former South Shields MP David Miliband, who was hosting the event as part of his annual lecture series...
February 27, 2015

Dubai Jazz Festival review: a classic from Sting...

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...
February 26, 2015

Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police - Coming to theaters starting March 20th!

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...

February 24, 2015

Sting to Perform at Old Vic Gala Celebration honouring Kevin Spacey...

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.
February 21, 2015

Paul Simon, Sting perform together at Sir James Mitchell Park...

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...
February 20, 2015

Sting & Paul Simon at Hope Estate...

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."
February 17, 2015

Sting, Simon prove their class...

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...
February 10, 2015

Summer 2015: Sting to Perform at the Cordoba Guitar Festival in July!

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).