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 16, 2018

Roots, Rock, Reggae with Sting & Shaggy at Fillmore Miami Beach...

Sting and Shaggy brought their 44/876 tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Saturday, Sept. 15th. The place was packed for the veteran rocker and his new reggae rapper pal, Shaggy. I heard of some last minute tickets going for as much as $500! Luckily, there are NO bad seats at the Fillmore! You've got a great view no matter where you are...

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.

September 05, 2018

Sting & Shaggy Bring Upbeat, Island-Flavored 44/876 Joint Tour to the Ukraine in November...

The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced today that following the European summer tour and North American fall tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to Kiev in November. On November 14th they will bring the show to the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine.


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September 05, 2018

Sting’s Book of the Month, September 2018...

It’s time for September’s edition. I’m reading “The Shepherd’s Hut” by Australian writer Tim Winton. It’s about a boy escaping from his abusive father, and setting off alone into the Deserts of Western Australia. Riveting language and unforgettable searing imagery.


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