September 04, 2013

Sting in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis – October 30 at the 92Y in New York City!

On Wednesday, October 30 at 8PM/EST, Sting will discuss his new album, The Last Ship, and its inspirations with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis at the 92Y in New York City! Sting recently told Rolling Stone of the album, "I wanted the music to reflect the traditional music of the northeast of England where I grew up, as well as tipping my hat to the great music of the theatrical tradition – Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Brecht and Weill." Tickets will be available for sale beginning September 10 at 9AM/EST. Additional details may be found at http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=98540.

August 25, 2013

Message Unbottled: Sting Conquers Writer's Block With His First New Songs in a Decade... - Sting talks to Vulture.com

A few years ago, Sting found himself in a position that was unique to his experience, though perhaps familiar to certain others: He had grown sick and tired of Sting. For three decades, Sting had been not just one of the world's most famous musicians but one of its preeminent musical confessors: a singer-songwriter who, through all of his incarnations - spiky white reggae man, stadium rock star, sleek fixture of adult­-contemporary radio - had kept the music coming by, he says, "scraping the barrel of my soul." The result was a prolific output: five LPs with the Police and a string of hit solo albums, a run that concluded in 2003 with his eighth solo release, Sacred Love. Then, abruptly, the songs stopped. Sting has released three albums in the years since, all on the classical label Deutsche Grammophon; none were pop records, per se, and none included new songs ­written by Sting. Eventually, he realized he was blocked...


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August 18, 2013

Rolling Stone: Sting Offers Ships and Surprises on First Solo Album In a Decade...

Sting still recalls his earliest memory of growing up near shipyards in northeast England. "A massive ship at the end of my street, towering over the houses and blotting out the sun," he says. "I was raised in this surreal industrial landscape that is still the landscape of my dreams, and some of my nightmares. I watched many ships being launched, and there is something terrifying, apocalyptic and haunting about the event that never leaves you."


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July 31, 2013

The Last Ship: Sting.com Reports From Abbey Road...

Sting's latest project - an album entitled The Last Ship, inspired by his play of the same name - was informed by his memories of growing up in Wallsend in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard. In February 2012, a small local audience was invited to Newcastle's Live Theatre to witness an early reading of the play. The reading, which included new songs by Sting, was performed with a cast and musicians and gave the audience an opportunity to see how things were progressing. At the time, they would have been forgiven for thinking that the songs were nearly finished - in fact, the play and songs were, at that time, still in the early developmental stages, with exciting new improvements and additions to come...


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