02.10.12 Two Additional Concerts Confirmed This Summer...
We are pleased to announce that Sting will perform at the Odense Festival in Odense, Denmark on June 21 and at Les Deferlantes Festival in Argeles-Sur-Mer, France on July 8!
For both performances, he will be joined by a 5-piece band featuring Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colauita (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle) and Jo Lawry (vocals).
Fan Club presales for the Odense Festival will begin at 10AM (local time) Sunday, February 12. Tickets will go on sale to the public Tuesday, February 14 at 10AM (local time).
Fan Club presales for Les Deferlantes Festival will begin at 10AM (local time) Tuesday, February 14, with tickets going on sale to the public Friday, February 17 at 10AM (local time).
It is possible Sting's musical The Last Ship will never leave the harbour, yet alone dock in a major theatre. It will certainly never again be seen as I saw it on Friday night at Live Theatre when the actors had the script in their hands. Even the following night's second try-out performance on Saturday was different, by all accounts. This, then, cannot be a review of a finished product. A work of progress it was at the weekend and a work of progress it will remain for quite some time. Having said that, The Last Ship has more going for it than most embryonic musicals...
The Back to Bass 2012 tour is officially underway! Check out this video filmed Sunday, February 5 on opening night at The Sage Gateshead in Newcastle.
It's thirty years since Sting as singer and bass player with the world's biggest band, The Police, rocked Gateshead Stadium to its foundations. Last night, just down the road, at the Sage, a more reflective, intimate performance from the enigmatic star was equally electrifying. The milkman's son from Wallsend, now exiled in Tuscany, was launching the European leg of his Back to Bass tour, celebrating over 25 years of a successful solo career. He's already toured the States to rave reviews...
Sting's embryonic first stage musical was given two try out performances on Tyneside at the weekend - and afterwards the Wallsend-born star spoke exclusively to The Journal about his new venture. "It's kind of nerve-wracking and a huge risk to come to Newcastle and present something very unfinished and raw, and hope people will understand the process and feel they can invest in it emotionally," he told the Newcastle Journal...
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