November 10, 2011

"Returning to Form After Some Fancy" reports the New York Times of Sting's show at the Roseland Ballroom...

"Sting was alone onstage, cradling an acoustic guitar, during the final moments of his supremely self-possessed show at the Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday night. It was the third encore, and as has been customary during his "Back to Bass" tour, he was playing a stripped-down version of 'Message in a Bottle', one of the springier No. 1 singles from his tenure with the Police. The lyrical gist of the song - in brutal shorthand, crushing isolation softened by a bleak epiphany - came across more clearly than usual, even as the crowd giddily sang along. "Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart," Sting admonished, his singing nearly drowned out by cheers..." Click here to read in full what the New York Times had to say about Sting's concert at the Roseland Ballroom. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
November 08, 2011

''Sting at the Fox: Fans remember 25 years of lyrics'' reports Detroit's Metro Times of Sting's show at the Fox Theatre...

''His Back to Bass tour - which stopped in Detroit on Sunday evening at the Fox Theater and promotes his most recent album, Sting: 25 Years - is as unpretentious as his stage presence. It doesn't involve any theatrics, complex lighting or elaborate effects. He is accompanied by a simple five-piece band: a violinist, a backup vocalist (who also doubles as a second violinist and maraca shaker), two guitarists and a drummer. Sting's performance felt decidedly stripped down and intimate; in between songs, he recounted stories from his childhood, explained his creative process and talked about his love for his wife, speaking to the crowd with heartfelt honesty and candor...'' Click here to read in full what the Metro Times had to say about Sting's concert at the Fox Theatre. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
November 07, 2011

''Sting at the Rosemont Theatre, IL'' - Check out the Chicago Music Guide's concert review...

''In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Sting hit the road performing and selling out dates throughout North America. With him on stage was, Dominic Miller, Dominic’s son Rufus, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and Jo Lawry on backing vocals and fiddle...'' Click here to read in full what the Chicago Music Guide had to say about Sting's concert at the Rosemont Theatre. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
November 05, 2011

"Sting, pure and simple, at Rosemont Theatre" - reports the Chicago Daily Herald...

''There were no former bandmates from back in the day. No symphony orchestras. No theatrics. No distractions. It was Sting distilled. Playing a one-night show at the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, this was the Sting, pure and simple. Dressed in a plain gray T-shirt and jeans with a single spotlight on him, Sting was back to basics, or rather "Back to Bass" in a tour designed to celebrate his 25 years as a solo artist. He started the night with 'All This Time', accompanied by a five-piece band, including father and son guitarists Dominic and Rufus Miller and fiddler extraordinaire Peter Tickell, as well as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and vocalist Jo Lawry.'' Click here to read in full what the Chicago Daily Herald had to say about Sting's concert at the Rosemont Theatre. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
November 02, 2011

New Virtual Ticket Video: In Boston with Peter Tickell and Rufus Miller...

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November 02, 2011

''Sting gets back to bass-ics'' reports The Toronto Sun of Sting's opening Massey Hall show...

''Sting, who turned 60-years-old a month ago but still looks remarkably lean and muscular with his sexy rasp of a voice still strong too, kicked off the night with his solo hit, 'All This Time', dressed down in a snug-fitting lavender top, zippered black pants and pale coloured sneakers, with his head clean shaven. He looked positively aerodynamic as he performed for two hours and ten minutes with the best of the songs coming in the show’s final stretch beginning with 'Never Coming Home', which featured an impressive, moody light show and killer playing by Tickell, who brought the audience to its feet..." Click here to read in full what the Toronto Sun had to say about Sting's concert at Massey Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
November 01, 2011

''Sting at 60 can still command the audience'' reports the Toronto Star reviewing the the first of two nights at Massey Hall...

''After spending the greater part of 2010 fronting a behemoth of an orchestra for his global 'Symphonicities' tour, Sting, ever the British heartthrob at 60 (not to mention a walking billboard for the benefits of yoga), has gone to the opposite extreme and pared things down to the bare necessities with his Back To Bass tour. Flanked by the father and son team of guitarists Dominic and Rufus Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, the "drummer's drummer," as he tagged him, and the twin violin section of Jo Lawrie and Peter Tickell, Sting proceeded to take the adoring, largely 40-plus and 50-plus sold out crowd on a sonic adventure that revisited past triumphs and explore some lesser known gems of a catalogue that has sold over 100 million albums..." Click here to read in full what the Toronto Star had to say about Sting's concert at Massey Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
October 30, 2011

''The night was nothing short of magical'' - The Washington Examiner says of Sting's DAR Constitution Hall show...

''The day might have started off gloomy and cold, as a wintry mix descended upon DC, but for those who had tickets to Sting's Back To Bass show, the night was nothing short of magical. The sold-out performance was held at DAR Constitution Hall, which seemed the perfect venue for the performance that celebrates Sting's 25 years of music. Even before Sting and his five band members took the stage, the energy in the audience was apparent, as people chatted excitedly and took their seats...'' Click here to read what the Washington Examiner, The Washington Post and DCist had to say about Sting's concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!

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