11.05.13 Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together...

Live Nation Global Touring announced today that Paul Simon & Sting, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, will embark on a concert tour throughout North America in February and March 2014. Both of these artists have explored world rhythms and pushed the boundaries of popular music, and through their music, continue to speak to generations of fans. Now, Paul Simon & Sting will perform a series of concerts On Stage Together. Tickets (itinerary below) will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 12.

As friends for many years, their collaboration on a tour is a natural fit. At each performance, audiences will be treated to the unique pleasure of experiencing these two innovative musicians On Stage Together, in addition to solo performances with their respective bands, in what will surely be one of the most highly-anticipated concert events of 2014.

“We are thrilled to be bringing together these iconic artists,” said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music, Live Nation. “As individual artists, Paul and Sting have had a diverse and unique history, and I suspect the challenge for both of these prolific songwriters will indeed be narrowing down the song choices.”

Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, November 12. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, November 6 at 10AM local time. American Express® Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public. Choose between three VIP packages to create the ultimate "On Stage Together" experience! Packages include Front Row Seats, Pre-show Hospitality, Exclusive Merchandise and more! For details, visit http://bit.ly/1cNAJOG.

North American Tour Itinerary 2014

Feb. 08 Toyota Center, Houston, TX - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 09 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 11 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 15 Forum, Los Angeles, CA - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Feb. 17 SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Feb. 19 Key Arena, Seattle, WA - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 20 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Feb. 23 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 25 United Center, Chicago, IL - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Feb. 26 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Feb. 28 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Mar. 01 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Mar. 04 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Mar. 07 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Mar. 09 Giant Center, Hershey, PA - On sale Nov. 12 10am
Mar. 13 Verizon Center, Washington, DC - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Mar. 15 BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - On sale Nov. 18 10am
Mar. 16 Amway Center, Orlando, FL - On sale Nov. 18 10am

For complete tour and artist information, visit: www.simonandstingtour.com; www.livenation.com; www.sting.com; www.paulsimon.com

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In the continuing sitcom that is popular music - and also in real life - Sting and Paul Simon once lived in the same building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, they recalled in a recent telephone conversation. "For 20 years, this guy would be borrowing things all the time," Sting said, in a tone of mocking complaint. "Then I heard he was a songwriter." Mr. Simon responded with similar facetiousness, "As soon as he got a chance, he moved up, hierarchically, into more elite buildings." Now these improbable former neighbors are about to become unlikely tour mates. On Tuesday, Sting and Mr. Simon are to announce that they will appear together on a North American tour, during which they will perform several of their best-known songs individually and as a duo. Eighteen dates are scheduled from Feb. 8 through March 16, with additional dates expected to be announced...
Sting performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) gala honouring the film director Martin Scorsese on November 2 at a star sudded event that was attended by a host of celebrities including Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Hudson, Robert Downey Jr. and Salma Hayek. Sting's mini-set included 'Every Breath You Take', Englishman In New York', 'Fields Of Gold', 'Desert Rose' and 'Message In A Bottle' and he was also joined by Chris Botti. Variety reported that the gala drew a stellar black tie crowd of film industry heavies and society/industry luminaries from both coasts, garnering over $4 million in much-needed funds for LACMA’s coffers...

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Sting will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, November 4 and then the Ellen DeGeneres show on Wednesday, November 6. Be sure to check your local listings for exact timings so you don't miss the shows!
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Cherrytree have announced details of their next live event on Monday, Nov. 4th, 2013 at 6:30pm at Magicopolis, 1418 4th St Santa Monica, CA 90401. You'll get to see exclusive sets from Sting, Michael Kiwanuka, Matthew Koma, Ivy Levan and The Hunts plus some very special surprise guests. Visit www.TheCherrytreeHouse.com now for your two FREE tickets. Cherrytree have a limited amount of tickets to this exclusive, intimate event so the RSVP's will be accommodated in the order in which they are received until the tickets run out. You may be one of the lucky Rec'ers who attended Cherrytree El Adobe, Cherrytree Times Square and/or Cherrytree London. You may have picked up one or more of the limited-edition Cherrytree Sessions EP's or the critically-acclaimed Cherrytree House Sessions album...