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April 28, 2015

The Last Ship has been nominated for "Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre" and Rob Mathes has been nominated for "Best Orchestrations". Check out the full list of 2015 nominations at The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th on CBS...

April 27, 2015

If any members would like to appear in our Featured Fan Section now is your time to submit your details. Anyone emailing the necessary information to us over the next two weeks for future inclusion in our "Hall of Fame" will be entered in a random draw to win a Sage Gateshead Last Ship concerts Programmes that has been signed by Sting. Only available at the three recent...

April 27, 2015

The Tony nominations will be announced on April 28, but I'm declaring my favourite original score of the 2014/15 season on Broadway early: the gorgeous folk-tinged one created by Sting for The Last Ship reports The Stage's Mark Shenton...

April 26, 2015

A superb array of musical talent and some great songs ensured that The Last Ship, Sting’s weekend benefit gigs for Sage Gateshead’s 10th birthday appeal, will live long in the memory. We didn’t get to see the full-blown stage musical version of The Last Ship – it closed on Broadway in January – but a story “about exile and a sense of belonging” came to life resoundingly through the music...

April 26, 2015

Rock star Sting made a triumphant homecoming at the weekend for three performances of songs from his musical The Last Ship. Three capacity audiences caught the Wallsend-born superstar take us through the tale of workers at Swan Hunter in Wallsend and their families, inspired by his childhood growing up in the shadows of the huge ships once built there...

April 25, 2015

Geordie singers Sting and Jimmy Nail are back home on Tyneside, performing songs from their musical, The Last Ship. The show marks the tenth anniversary of the Sage Gateshead concert venue. ITV's Ian Payne spoke to the stars about shipbuilding, their show, and why they support the Newcastle United boycott. Watch at







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2004: Sting performed at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. It was the opening night of the European 'Sacred Love' tour.

2001: Sting performed at El Menzah Olympic Stadium in Tunis, Tunisia.

1997: Sting & Trudie appeared on the 'Regis & Kathie Lee' show in the USA. On the same show was their good friend James Taylor.

1993: Sting performed at the Paramount theatre in Seattle, USA.

1991: Sting performed at Hammersmith Odeon in London, England.

1989: Sting held a book signing session in London where he was accompanied by Raoni, Red Crow and Jean-Pierre Dutilleux.

1986: Sting performed at the International Congress Centre in Berlin, Germany.

1980: The Police performed two shows at the City Hall in Newcastle, England. The shows are played for charity, with the Northumberland Association of Boys' Clubs being the beneficiary.

1977: The Police performed at Rebeccas in Birmingham, England.


"I've managed throughout the years to keep my songs going because I've injected life into them, changed the tempo, changed the key, made things... I don't know, music is a very flexible system for me, a sort of modular system. You can add bits, take bits off, switch them around, and I enjoy doing that; not only arranging the song, but arranging for the stage."



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