September 28, 2018

Sting gives Toronto a taste of The Last Ship...

In a media preview held on Thursday at the Princess of Wales Theatre for The Last Ship, Sting is earnest and honest. “I’m a little nervous, because I got liquefied last night,” he says, before breaking out into song to settle himself. “Blame Shaggy,” he says later, of his current tourmate, the reggae icon with whom he recently recorded an album...

September 27, 2018

Billboard review Sting & Shaggy's New York show...

Following the release of their well-received collaborative album, 44/876, Sting and Shaggy took their unlikely partnership on the road. Wednesday (Sept. 26) night, the duo hit the Pier 17 Rooftop in New York City for an energetic and timely performance. Midway through "Dreaming in the USA," an ode to America and a commentary on immigration, Shaggy stepped to the front of the stage, earnestly addressing the audience. "This song is for all the Dreamers, no matter where you're from, whether you're black or white, Christian or Buddhist, it doesn't matter; we have a saying in Jamaica, 'out of many one people,' and tonight we're all brothers and sisters here."

 

September 25, 2018

Lionel Loueke's new album 'The Journey' out September 28...

Lionel Loueke has been described by Downbeat magazine as "a true original", the New York Times as "one of the most striking jazz artists to emerge in some time", and by Sting as "one of the most original, essential and inspiring musicians on our planet today." Lionel Loueke's new album 'The Journey' is released on September 28 and is highly recommended. Check out https://youtu.be/rI3S_CkJCMo

September 18, 2018

Sting and Shaggy proved a potent, playful pair...

No matter how many concerts you’ve attended in your life, few things will rank higher on the memory meter than watching Sting – erudite, chiseled, contemplative Sting – singing Shaggy’s 2000 hit, “It Wasn’t Me” and its indelible chorus, “Picture this we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor.”

September 14, 2018

The Last Ship Receives Two Nominations in 2018 UK Theatre Awards...

The Last Ship has received two nominations in the 2018 UK Theatre Awards for Best Touring Production and Best Performance in a Musical for Frances McNamee. The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This year’s UK Theatre Awards will take place at London’s historic Guildhall, on Sunday 14 October 2018. 

September 14, 2018

Released Today - Skank Up (Oh Lawd) (Feat. Ding Dong)...

“Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” is a brand-new song by Sting and Shaggy featuring dancehall music sensation Ding Dong. The track was recorded in various studios along Sting and Shaggy’s critically-acclaimed European 44/876 Tour this summer as well as at Shaggy’s Ranch Studios in New York. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” contains a sample from “Groovy Baby” by Gerry Richardson and the E Types whose frontman, Gerry Richardson, used to be in the Newcastle-based band Last Exit with Sting.

September 06, 2018

Countdown underway as Sting & Shaggy prepare for their North American Tour...

The 44/876 Tour took Europe by storm this summer as Sting & Shaggy's island-inspired music both delighted and surprised fans across the continent. The shows were so popular that a visit to Eastern Europe has already been announced for November. In the meantime, the duo will tour North and South America with a band comprised of Sting’s longtime collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar), as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).

September 05, 2018

Sting & Shaggy to Make Special Appearance at Electric Fetus in Minneapolis on September 30...

Electric Fetus will welcome Sting and Shaggy for a special appearance, including a Q&A and album signing, on Sunday, September 30 at 2pm at the store on 2000 4th Avenue in Minneapolis. The GRAMMY-award winning duo will soon embark on a North American tour in support of their dynamic, island-inspired collaborative album 44/876 (A&M/Cherrytree/Interscope Records), which has spent twelve weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart, and will perform at The Armory in downtown Minneapolis that evening.

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