October 28, 2011

''I love being on stage and I'll do it until the day I fall off it'' Sting tells The Sun...

As he glides gracefully into his seventh decade, the Geordie says he has struggled with writer's block for much of the past ten years. Perhaps that's why the ex school teacher, born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, has rarely been off the road recently. Throughout 2007-2008 he reunited The Police, a band he walked out on at the height of their powers in 1984. The 14-month trek visited five continents and was seen by over 3.7million people. Last June he hit the road again - with an orchestra in tow - for his Symphonicity tour. Winding that up at the end of July this year, three months later he was back in front of a live audience. His Back To Bass Tour began in Boston a week ago. It sees the rocker playing uncharacteristically tiny venues in North America - focusing on songs from his solo career...

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October 25, 2011

Ticket Giveaway - October 27 Philadelphia

Enter to win tickets for Sting's Back to Bass tour! On October 27, Sting will perform at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia and we're giving away a pair of tickets to two randomly selected fans. Enter to win by October 26 at 11AM EDT using the form below…it's that easy!

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October 24, 2011

''At Oakdale, Sting Shows He Still Has It'' reports the Hartford Courant...

''As easy as it is to think of Sting as the frontman for the Police, those days were a relatively brief prelude to a solo career that has run more than a quarter century since. His current tour celebrates the catalog he has built on his own with some Police tunes thrown in, and in its stop at the Toyota Presents Oakdale in Wallingford Monday, the Englishman three weeks past his 60th birthday plowed through songs with remarkable vigor, showing no more effects of age than his smartly constructed pop rock..." Click here to read in full what the Hartford Courant had to say about Sting's concert in Wallingford. 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 24, 2011

''The show was really a music lover’s dream'' - reports The Republican...

Telling the stories that inspired the songs while retracing the steps of his solo career, rock icon Sting performed a two hour set at the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theater on Monday night. Widely recognized as the front man for The Police, Sting has launched his 'Back to Bass' tour to highlight the 25 years of material that followed his work with that seminal band. Despite turning 60 earlier in the month, Sting remains sinewy and svelte, sporting a second-skin style shirt and jeans while hiding behind his bass guitar. He was joined on stage by a five-piece band that included the father-son guitar duo of Dominic and Rufus Miller along with veteran drummer Vinnie Colaiuta...
October 24, 2011

''Sting brushes time aside in sublime performance'' reports The Boston Globe...

If the former Police frontman, who joined the sexagenarian club this month, has lost a step, it wasn’t evident Friday night at the Citi Wang Theatre. Sixty looks good on Sting. More importantly it sounds terrific. If the singer-songwriter and former Police frontman, who joined the sexagenarian club this month, has lost a step, it wasn’t evident Friday night at the Citi Wang Theatre as he kicked off his 'Back to Bass' tour with an exquisite two-hour performance in support of his recently released box set, 'Sting: 25 Years...'
October 22, 2011

Sting opens Back to Bass Tour in Boston with exciting setlist...

Sting opened his Back to Bass Tour last night at a sold-out Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston. The new band comprising of Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist) were joined by Chris Botti on two songs. The setlist, which comprised of 21 songs was an exciting mix of solo and Police tunes although heavily biased (16 post-Police songs) towards his solo career with a number of songs being aired for the first time in several years. The Sacred Love and Ten Summoner's Tales albums were particularly well represented with Stolen Car, Inside, Sacred Love and Never Coming Home from the former and Seven Days, Fields Of Gold, Heavy Cloud No Rain and Love Is Stronger Than Justice included in the set...

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October 20, 2011

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...

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