03.21.12 The Latest News & Reviews From Sting.com!


Sting is currently on the Back to Bass tour throughout Europe, the UK and South Africa in support of the recently released box set collection, 25 Years, which garnered a rave review from Keyboard Magazine in the April 2012 issue:

"What I've learned over the years is that miracles don't happen and what works is the process," Sting writes in the liner notes for '25 Years', his three-CD-plus-DVD solo career retrospective. The process he speaks of shines in full, recorded glory here, with 55 tracks evincing his continued quest for aural eloquence. From his early, jazz-tinged exploits on 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles', to later explorations into dance, country, and classical fare, this collection is powerful proof of Sting's singular sonic imprint. Timeless.

There have also been some great media reviews of the Back to Bass tour over the last couple of months. The Newcastle Evening Journal referred to the concert as "a great night with a band of awesome musicians, and a charismatic singer-songwriter who's lost none of his powers." Bild called the show in Munich, "perfect," and the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung wrote, "Sting is constantly evolving…whatever he does is magic."

Don't miss out on these spectacular performances and the upcoming summer tour dates! For complete tour information and to find out where you can see Sting perform next, please visit www.sting.com/tour/index/.

And if you haven't yet purchased 25 Years or The Best Of 25 Years, both are available now at sting.shop.livenation.com.
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In London for 3 nights, the band played to a packed house on Monday night at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo!

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We are pleased to announce a new concert along Sting's 2012 Summer tour! On Tuesday, June 5, he will perform many of his greatest hits at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, with a 5-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals). Fan Club presales begin at 10AM (local time) tomorrow, March 20. Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, March 24 at 10AM (local time)...
On Monday, June 11, Sting will perform at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Quebec! He will be joined by a 5-piece band featuring Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals). Fan Club presales begin at 10AM (local time) tomorrow, March 20. Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, March 24 at 12PM (local time)...

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A single spotlight, above a microphone centre stage, forms the eerie backdrop to tonight's show, with the seated crowd waiting in anticipation induced silence. The sixteen time Grammy Award winner may be sixty years of age these days, but he shows no sign of slowing down with his hectic touring schedule around the globe. With his 5-piece backing band sneaking into place to start up the show with 'All This Time', it's not long before Sting strides on stage, bass in hand and a wide smile. The lyricly dark track, combined with uplifting instrumentals, a conflict which forms much of the songwriters work, has fans whooping along, and it's just the start of showcasing the skills of his incredible backing band...

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GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people'. In the lush rainforests of Africa's Congo Basin, hundreds of thousands of indigenous people live as hunter gatherers, depending on the forest's natural resources for their survival. Yet most have no legal rights to the land that has been their home for millennia. But GPS technology is helping indigenous people map the land they call home and produce documents that can help preserve their access to the forest that is their lifeblood. Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is one group that organizes "community mapping" projects in central Africa's Congo Basin. Spread across six countries, and covering more than 1.3 million square miles - an area twice the size of Alaska - the Congo Basin includes an expanse of rainforest second only in size to the Amazon...

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