Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together” Launched 21-Date Tour In Texas Last Weekend
“It was an ‘experiment’ that succeeded by any measure on opening night…a seamless collaborative endeavor…adding richness and nuance to the song arrangements.” – Gary Graff, Billboard Magazine
“Sting and Simon are first-class musicians with equally high lyrical standards…I’ve never heard a more gorgeous rendition of Sting’s tune ‘Fragile,’ thanks to his intricate guitar-picking and Simon’s wisdom-fueled singing.” – Hunter Hauk, Dallas Morning NewsSting and Paul Simon kicked off their “Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together” Tour this past weekend in Houston to both critical and fan acclaim.
The concert features two of music’s most iconic singers/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs, both together and apart. With a set list of over 30 songs, the audience was treated to some of the finest musicianship to appear on one stage.
The tour will continue for five weeks throughout North America with concerts in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver, Saint Paul, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Hershey and Ft. Lauderdale, before a final stop in Orlando on March 16, 2014. Complete tour itinerary follows.
As long-time friends, the concept for “On Stage Together” originated when both artists shared the stage at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit last year. As Sting expressed in the interview footage attached, “there was an audible gasp” when they walked on stage together. And as Paul Simon noted, “…while we come from different places, by the time we performed together with a band, it became a really interesting musical blend.”
When the tour was announced, Arthur Fogel, president of global touring and chairman of global music, Live Nation Entertainment said: “We are thrilled to be bringing together these iconic artists. 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.”
The 30-plus song set features such favorites as “Boy In The Bubble,” “Fields of Gold,” “Driven To Tears,” “Mother & Child Reunion,” “Desert Rose,” “Every Breath You Take,” “The Boxer,” “Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes” and more.
Tickets for “Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together” are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. For additional tour and ticket information, please visit:www.simonandstingtour.com, www.livenation.com, www.sting.com and www.paulsimon.com.