10.29.09 Exciting new North East website interviews Kathryn Tickell...


ne4me is an exciting new website for people looking for the inside track on what's going on in the North East.

Their aim is to give you top recommendations about things to do in the region from a team of writers and photographers in the know. We'll bring you previews of the best upcoming shows and concerts and exclusive interviews with regional personalities - also in audio.

In advance of Kathryn Tickell's performance at the Sage in Gateshead, when Sting will join Kathryn as her special guest, ne4me have recently interviewed Kathryn Tickell. Check out their interview at http://www.ne4me.co.uk/celebrities-3/northumbrian-kathryn-tickell-61.html
In advance of his new holiday album, "If On a Winter's Night," Sting dropped by the Journal's offices today. The singer wore a gray Dries Van Noten suit with heavy brown boots and a thick beard -- a kind of Grizzly Adams meets Manhattan look. "I have no idea what season we're in," he said, addressing the temperate weather outside. "I tell you, it's serious. We're losing winter..."
There will be a fan club exclusive ticket pre-sale for Sting's "A Winter's Night..." concert in Paris, France at the Salle Pleyel on 15 December. The fan club presale will begin on Friday, October 23, at 9am EST (3pm local time in Europe). The sale will be open to Legacy members for the first hour and then opened up to all members (subject to ticket availability) at 10am EST (4pm local time in Europe)...
Sting's sailing toward something new - Sting's new album, If on a Winter's Night..., was inspired by the singer's upbringing in Northern England. A few weeks ago when walking through Green Park, a genteel oasis in the middle of London, Sting encountered a middle-aged couple on the path. The woman approached him and said, "Do you think we could have a photograph?" Absolutely, the singer said graciously - and then the woman handed him her camera. Clearly, she had no idea who he was, and merely needed someone to take a picture of her with the husband...
''A few weeks ago when walking through Green Park, a genteel oasis in the middle of London, Sting encountered a middle-aged couple on the path. The woman approached him and said, "Do you think we could have a photograph?" Absolutely, the singer said graciously - and then the woman handed him her camera. Clearly, she had no idea who he was, and merely needed someone to take a picture of her with the husband...''
There will be an exclusive fan club ticket pre-sale for Sting's "A Winter's Night..." concert in Baden Baden, Germany at the Festspielhaus on 17 December. This will be one of only two concerts taking place in Europe, on behalf of the new album - another show should soon be confirmed.