09.14.09 Sting to play two concerts at Durham Cathedral...



On behalf of his forthcoming album, "If On A Winter's Night..." Sting will perform two concerts at the magnificent Durham Cathedral in England on September 17th and 18th, 2009, both of which will be filmed for a DVD. This will be a world premiere performance and tickets will not be available to the general public.

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The North-East-born singer-songwriter and actor, who shot to fame as front man, lead singer and bass player with the Seventies band The Police, will perform in front of invited audiences on successive nights at the World Heritage site. Both performances, on Thursday and Friday next week, will feature a large array of musicians, many from the North-East, including renowned Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell...
Football Association (FA) judges have spent the last two days touring Newcastle and Sunderland as they make their final inspection of the potential host cities. Sting also joined in the support for his home city. He said: "St James's Park would make a fantastic World Cup venue and NewcastleGateshead a world-class host city..."
Durham can trace its history back a thousand years, to the arrival of a religious community seeking a permanent resting place for the body of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. As a shrine for their saint, they built first a wooden, then a stone church, on top of a rocky hill, protected on three sides by the River Wear.
This fall, Sting will release a new album dedicated to his favorite season - Winter - a season which has inspired countless songwriters over the centuries and produced a wealth of music exploring all of its many guises. "If On a Winter's Night..." presents an arc of songs that conjures the season of spirits, resulting in a haunting, spiritual and reflective musical journey. Watch the EPK trailer here...
'The People of The Forest: 20 years of images from the Rainforest Foundation' - Proud Galleries & The Rainforest Foundation UK, in association with Founding Patrons Sting & Trudie Styler present 'The People of The Forest: 20 years of images from the Rainforest Foundation', a retrospective exhibition of photographic prints from the Foundation's project sites, taken by some of the best photographers working in the field...