December 13, 2012

Wrapped around Sting's finger - the British rocker thunders through Impact show with the energy of a youngster reports Thailand's 'The Nation' newspaper...

Sting was full of power and energy when performing the Bangkok concert as part of his Back to Bass Tour on Wednesday night. The English singer-songwriter sang powerfully and played his bass energetically almost non-stop during the two-hour concert at the 12,000-seat Impact Arena, which was slightly more than half full. For a man 61 years of age, that was fantastic. Yet Sting - whose real name is Gordon Sumner - still has a physique and energy enviable to most men his age. He was involved in every one of the 22 songs performed that night and took only brief breaks during the three encores featuring five songs, including 'Every Breath You Take' and 'Next to You' - the classic hits from his time with the Police. Sting was the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, and bassist for the English rock band of the late '70s and early '80s...
December 11, 2012

New Performance Confirmed in France Next Summer...

Sting will be one of the headline artists at the Main Square Festival in Arras, France. A 3–day pass for the Festival, taking place July 5 – 7, 2013, will go on sale tomorrow, December 12 at 10AM (local time) at www.mainsquarefestival.fr. Single day tickets will be available in the new year. Please stay tuned to www.sting.com for the latest ticket information. While the full line-up has not yet been announced, confirmed performers also include Green Day and Indochine...

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December 11, 2012

New Virtual Ticket Video Featuring Danny Nolan...

Check out the latest Virtual Ticket video from Danny Nolan – lighting designer on the Back to Bass Tour - discussing his role on the tour and sharing a few stories from the road!
December 11, 2012

Englishman in Manila - reports Business World Online...

With a bass guitar slung over his shoulder, his fingers plucking, his hips rocking and his kicks languidly ''moon-walking'' (his own version), Sting (real name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) can still teach a thing or two about dominating a stage and leaving a stadium filled to the rafters with fans screaming for more. At 61, the man who cheekily convinced the world that Tantric yoga leads to smoking in bed is possibly the most charismatic, and the sexiest, sexagenarian alive. It must be the powerful voice and the wicked, clever hands. As he took the stage at Smart Araneta Coliseum a little past 9 p.m. on Sunday, a sea of humanity rose to their feet and/or raised their own hands (cameras in tow) and voices in greeting, belting out the lyrics to the opener 'If I Ever Lose My Faith in You', followed quickly by 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', both well-known and well-loved, the latter dating back to his years with The Police...
December 11, 2012

A coliseum full of castaways for Sting's Back to Bass Tour reports GMA News of Sting's Manila concert...


"The high point of the evening was 'Message In A Bottle'. Many a juvenile moment was this song screamed in private, volume cranked all the way up, in retrospect a silly moment of existential anguish - just a castaway, an island lost at sea-oh. Here it is again decades later, except that when the lights illuminate the audience and we can see each other, we scream for the very life of us, "seems I'm not alone in being alone." We knew things were building to a climax, the much maligned but anthemic 'Roxanne.' Given the energy that was bouncing off the walls, an encore was inevitable. 'King of Pain' had everybody's soul up there. But this was trumped by the near mad hysteria that greeted that stalker anthem 'Every Breath You Take'...
December 10, 2012

For third time, Sting wows Manila reports ABS-CBNnews...

Life is fleeting, and humans are but a speck in the vastness of time and space. This reality again struck Filipinos when floods caused by typhoon "Pablo" swept away precious lives merely a few days before the Manila leg of Sting's "Back to Bass" tour. Thus Sting's last song was a fitting way to pay tribute to the victims. "Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away, but something in our minds will always stay," Sting sang, compelling the Araneta Coliseum to at least subdued excitement out of respect for the dead. The solemn lyrics of 'Fragile', which speak of mortality, violence and war, capped a memorable concert punctuated by the performances of musical greats such as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, who Sting candidly referred to as "possibly the greatest drummer in the world," Sting's longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, violinist Peter Tickell (who also played the mandolin), vocalist Jo Lawry, and keyboardist David Sancious...

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December 03, 2012

Time Out review Sting's recent Hong Kong concert...

The man’s still got it. That is, that intangible factor that separates regular musicians from living legends. Long ago, the man born Gordon Sumner cemented his superstar status by amassing one hit after another in a career that has spanned decades. And even after taking a long sabbatical from his rock persona - choosing to pursue symphonic and new-age projects in his time - at the HKCEC in his return to Hong Kong with his Back to Bass tour, Sting showed that, after all this time, yes... he's still got it. Pulling the expected double duty of singer and bassist, he performed a host of his classic monstrous hits permanently etched in our brains both from his early days with The Police and as a solo artist. Backed by a five-piece band, including a rocking violinist, he kicked off the night with 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You' and 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic', followed by an all-hit roster stuffed with tunes that have stood the test of time...

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