November 12, 2016

Sting reopens the Bataclan in emotional gig a year after Paris terror attacks...

Legendary Paris rock venue, the Bataclan, has reopened with an emotional gig by the British singer Sting, a year after jihadi gunmen burst in and killed 90 people during a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. The former Police frontman, 65, appeared on stage to cheers as hundreds of concert-goers including families of the victims and survivors, crowded together struggling to comprehend how gunmen could have burst into the venue...


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November 11, 2016

The wait is over. '57th & 9th', Sting's first rock/pop album in over a decade, is available now...

57th & 9threpresents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles, from the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head,” to the anthemic, “50,000” and the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.” The album was recorded with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Riding a wave of inspiration, 57th & 9th came together impulsively, with sessions completed in just a few weeks...


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November 11, 2016

In-Store Signings of 57th and 9th at The Shop at NBC Studios Friday, November 11

To celebrate the release of 57th & 9th this Friday, November 11, Sting will be at The Shop at NBC Studios in New York City from 10:30AM ET for a special album release day signing! All guests must purchase a copy of the album in order to attend the event – either at the Shop for the event or via in-store pre-order, available this Wednesday, November 9.


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November 11, 2016

Wake Up!

It is with great pleasure Tarpan Records and Independent Distribution Collective announce the worldwide release of Jennifer Saran’s new Wake Up single and music video featuring Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Narada Michael Walden...

November 11, 2016

Watch Sting Talk Meditating in New York, Return to Rock on 'Colbert'...

Sting unleashed his stripped-down rock single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," Thursday on The Late Show. Backed by a powerful band, including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guitarist Dominic Miller, the singer-bassist ripped through the track, a highlight from his newly released 12th LP, 57th & 9th. The former Police rocker also sat down with host Stephen Colbert for a wide-ranging chat...

November 10, 2016

Sting to Headline the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards...

Sting will headline a show at the Sprint Cup Series Awards, NASCAR tells Billboard exclusively. The performance will take place Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas and will serve as the finale to a handful of celebrations that coordinate with NASCAR Champion's Week...

November 10, 2016

Sting Celebrates New Album “57 & 9th” With Startlingly Fresh Back-to-Back NYC Club Shows...

It’s all numbers– Sting is 65, looks 45, and played two shows last night back to back at Irving Plaza that reminded me of when he was 35 and launching his solo career. Tomorrow he releases a new collection of rock and pop songs called “57th and 9th” that puts to shame rock stars half his age...


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November 08, 2016

Sting talks to the New York Times - With ‘57th and 9th,’ Sting Changes His Mind About Rock...

In 2013 Sting declared that he was no longer interested in writing songs for a rock band or in the kind of personal mode he had come to think of as “inward navel-gazing.” He had done a reunion tour in 2007-8 with the band that made him a superstar in the 1980s, the Police, then dismissed it as “nostalgia.” He was immersed in “The Last Ship,” the musical inspired by his childhood in a shipbuilding town. Writing for theatrical characters, rather than himself, had broken through a decade-long block...

 

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