12.08.09 Sting celebrates the season with new CD 'If On A Winter's Night...' and DVD 'A Winter's Night... Live from Durham Cathedral', sold out NY concerts, additional TV appearances and CD/DVD signing...



Sting celebrates the season with new CD 'If On A Winter's Night...' and DVD 'A Winter's Night... Live from Durham Cathedral' - to perform two exclusive sold out concerts at the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on December 8 and 9, and additional TV appearances and CD/DVD signing slated for December...

Sting's new, critically-acclaimed album, 'If On A Winter's Night...' debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart and #6 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, following its anticipated October 27 release. To commemorate both the Deustsche Grammophon CD, which continues to dominate the charts, and the newly released companion DVD, Sting will be performing two exclusive concerts at the famed Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York City on December 8 and 9. Both shows sold-out in minutes and mark the only planned U.S. dates.

On Thursday, December 10, Sting will also be signing his CD/DVD at Best Buy (Broadway & 62nd) in New York City at 5PM. Throughout December, he will also be appearing on high-profile TV programs including CBS Sunday Morning, Larry King Live, Live with Regis & Kelly, ABC News Nightline and World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson as well as MSNBC's Morning Joe. His Great Performances Public Television special, "Sting: A Winter's Night..." will also have repeated airings on PBS stations, nationwide, throughout the month of December, following the commercial DVD release of the concert on November 23.

Critical praise continues for 'If On A Winter's Night...' "Evocative mood music perfect for chilling out by the fireplace, especially during the holidays," says People Magazine. CNN states, "the album is a folksy toast to winter, Sting's favorite time of year, and the imagination and reflection the season inspires." The UK's Daily Mail lauds the album as "refreshingly authentic," while The Irish Times celebrates it as "one of the most memorable and adventurous albums you'll hear this year."
Washington D.C.'s elite rubbed elbows with rock & roll royalty Sunday night as Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, John Mellencamp, Sting and Melissa Etheridge paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen, one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors at an elaborate tribute show. Robert DeNiro, Mel Brooks, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and opera soprano Grace Bumbery were the other honorees at the ceremony, which will air December 29th on CBS...
12.04.09LISTEN
A Rock Star in Winter - Embracing his inner baritone and lutenist, Sting goes classical. The last few years have seen undisputed rock god Sting turning in a widening gyre away from rock, jazz and world-music idioms toward the less familiar airspace of classical music. The singer-bassist took up the lute in 2005 and the following year released a collection of works by Elizabethan composer John Dowland, 'Songs from the Labyrinth' (Deutsche Grammophon). This year saw the release of Twin Spirits (DVD, Opus Arte), a theatrical production about the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann...
The last few years have seen undisputed rock god Sting turning in a widening gyre away from rock, jazz and world-music idioms toward the less familiar airspace of classical music. The singer-bassist took up the lute in 2005 and the following year released a collection of works by Elizabethan composer John Dowland, 'Songs from the Labyrinth'. Sting spoke to Listen at a New York recording studio, where he was putting the finishing touches on his new winter album, 'If On a Winter's Night'...
12.03.09ZOOMER
All This Time: Sting, recently turned 58, looks remarkable - not "good for his age" or "well-preserved" or any of those other patronizing labels that are attached to people who defy chronology. Besides, it's embrace rather than defiance that defines Sting. He looks his age. He's also just made an album. 'If On a Winter's Night...' is a collection of traditional songs, hymns, lullabies and laments inspired by Sting's favourite season. His record company had suggested a Christmas album, but he wasn't partial to that idea...
Sting, recently turned 58, looks remarkable - not "good for his age" or "well-preserved" or any of those other patronizing labels that are attached to people who defy chronology. Besides, it's embrace rather than defiance that defines Sting. He looks his age. He's also just made an album...