05.25.11 BBC to screen 'Police in the East' documentary June 3/4...

'Police in the East', a documentary-style film of the Police's tour of Japan, Hong Kong, India, Egypt and Greece in 1980 is to be screened by the BBC at 10pm on the evening of June 3, (repeated early hours June 4). This is the first broadcast of the documentary since the mid-1980s and although much of the footage was released on the 'Police Around The World' video, there are some significant differences that make this documentary well worth catching.

The show is being screened as part of an evening devoted to long-serving and eclectic Radio 1 broadcaster, Annie Nightingale. In the documentary Anne accompanies the band and interviews its members during the tour. Includes concert footage and behind-the-scenes sequences of the band.

Check out the following article about that Police Tour which appeared in Annie's book Chase The Fade.
Local promoter Allstars.by announced today that the Symphonicity concert previously scheduled for June 27th in Minsk will now take place in Vilnius. The concert will now be held outdoors at the prestigious Vignis Park. Unfortunately, with the current economic situation in Belarus, the decision to move the concert from Belarus to Lithuania was made to enable Sting fans the best possible access to the concert.
Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting will perform in Cap Roig this summer as a part of his critically-acclaimed Symphonicity world tour. Following sold-out performances across North America, Europe and Australia, Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, accompanied by a symphony orchestra and band. On July 16, 2011, the Symphonicity tour will appear at the Cap Roig Festival in Cap Roig, Spain.
Matthew's album duet partners include Sting on his soulful classic 'Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot' (from his 1996 album, Mercury Falling). AOL will premiere the audio of the duet on May 6th followed by the premiere of Matthew's incredible AOL Sessions performance on May 10th, including key tracks from the album http://music.aol.com/sessions. Matthew then teams up with Gwyneth Paltrow (who plays his recurring flame Holly Holliday on Glee) for a duet on Judy Garland's Wizard Of Oz standard, 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow.' And Elton John is already raving about his duet: "...It's great, really fantastic. He [Matthew] sings great on it. It's a medley of 'Mona Lisas and Madhatters' going into 'Rocket Man'..."

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Before Sting would take his "Symphonicities" tour to Eastern Europe this summer, he needed a tune-up. So he chose the world famous Apollo Theater for last night's show - with an audience comprising fan club members, family and friends. Every seat was taken, and then some as the fans - some of whom traveled great distances - kept running up near the stage and staying there. They were almost all women, and they had their dancing shoes on. The show - with nearly 40 musicians crammed onto the stage including virtuoso guitarist Dominic Miller and knock out vocalist Jo Lawry - pretty much reproduced the same set Sting did last summer at the Metropolitan Opera and on his CD, "Live in Berlin..."
Show Date: April 28, 2011
Location: New York City, NY
Venue: Apollo Theater