09.15.09 Sting to make guest appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts in October...



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation is delighted to announce their 25th Anniversary this coming year. Leaders in the music industry joined together in 1983 to establish the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. One of the Foundation's many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In honor of their 25th Anniversary, the Foundation will host two very special benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden on October 29th and 30th, 2009. Each night will highlight different artists that will not only celebrate their music, but invite musical guests to join them onstage for what will be two unforgettable evenings with unique collaborations.

Currently scheduled to appear on October 29 are Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends. Sting will make a guest appearance on the October 29.

Tickets are already on sale via Ticketmaster.
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. Ticket collection information for our ticket winners has been emailed out to everyone, and is also available on the Shows/Live Events message board in the thread entitled "Durham Ticket Collection Details"...
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...