10.20.11 Exclusive Video of Tour Rehearsals: New York City

Sting.com Video Exclusive: Check out this exclusive video of Sting and the band preparing for the Back To Bass tour in New York City last weekend. Sting will be joined on the tour by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist).

Beginning in Boston on October 21 at The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center, the tour extends across the US and Canada visiting Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver...

For tickets and more information on this intimate concert tour, hitting theaters across North America, visit Sting.com Tour page.

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- 10.24.11
Good to see the man at work :-) I think I know that studio... been there to pick up a 14" piccolo for the drummer in my band way back when ;-) I'll be at the Oct 29th gig... oh yeah ! Timeless, baby, timeless!
ekorn - 10.20.11
Is Colaiuta playing Paiste cymbals??? thats unexpected
stingfan42 - 10.20.11
now I see
OK, now I can see the video! And did anyone else notice the teleprompter? The lyrics were to "Never Coming Home"! Can't wait to hear that live again!
shankbone - 10.20.11
Striking to see how much this is just like any other band rehearsal, standing around talking about what you're doing, waiting, until they start playing and it's some of the best, cleanest, most tuneful music written since the Beatles broke up. We are blessed that Sting keeps himself in front of us, still creating.
stingfan42 - 10.20.11
no video...
hmm anyone else not seeing the video?
stingchronicity - 10.20.11
Love seeing things like that!! wish i was in a corner sipping coffee listening to that practice :)
Check out the latest exclusive video clip in Virtual Ticket which sees Sting and Dominic Miller talking about the forthcoming Back To Bass tour and the rationale behind it. Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs spanning his dynamic and enduring solo career, from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his latest release, Live in Berlin, plus a selection of The Police's greatest hits. Highlights include the Grammy winners "Brand New Day" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" plus fan-favorites "Englishman In New York," "Desert Rose" and "Roxanne." Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist). Stand by for further footage throughout the tour which starts on October 21 in Boston...
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"Sixty feels comfortable," Sting told the sold-out crowd at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 1st. "I've always felt sort of old." But celebrating the milestone birthday onstage, Sting was positively boyish, ecstatically jamming with a stacked all-star roster of friends and fans including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga. He has a lot to celebrate this fall: Sting just released 25 Years, a box set focusing on his quarter-century as a solo artist, and this month he kicks off the 32-date Back to Bass tour, playing in theaters with a stripped-down band. "I thought it was a good time to reflect," says Sting. "For me, getting older enriches life. You realize there are a limited number of summers left - or tours, songs, relationships - so you really have to value them..."

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When The Police agreed to split at the end of their 1984 American tour, all three band members began to create things to fill the space the absence of an enormously successful rock band would leave in their lives. Stewart Copeland began working on a film and solo album called 'The Rhythmatist'. Andy Summers took to writing a long-since-lost screenplay. Sting, being the sort of chap Gordon Sumner was even then, assembled a whole new band made up of exemplary musicians who had played with, among a million others, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Weather Report. They decamped to Barbados and made 'Dream Of The Blue Turtles', an almost-jazz record where Sting laid out a template delineated by tasteful instrumentation, musicianly chops and lyrical smartness. This was neither rock nor pop; this music had nothing to do with Elvis, or punk or The Beatles or, indeed, The Police; its eyes were set on the far horizon of a land no one had yet visited, modern adult popular music...

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