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September 18, 2018

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.”

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September 16, 2018

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...

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September 14, 2018

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. 

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September 14, 2018

“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...

September 06, 2018

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...

September 05, 2018

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...

 

ON THIS DAY...

 

20 September

2011: Sting and Vince Gill recorded an episode of CMT's Crossroads show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

2010: Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting performed at Stadion Miejski W Poznaniu in Poznan, Poland.

2009: Sting was the starter of the Great North Run in Newcastle, the world's largest half marathon. Afterwards he went to the Cumberland Arms in Byker, Newcastle to record a performance and interview for the BBC's "Culture Show".

2006: Sting was in Los Angeles where he recorded an appearance on the 'Ellen DeGeneres' show alongside Robert Downey Jr, the star of 'A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.'

2005: Sting and Trudie attended the London premiere of Guy Ritchie's new film 'Revolver'.

1995: Sting and Trudie attended the Hamburg Film Festival for the European premiere of their film 'The Grotesque'.

1994: Sting performed at the Amphitheatre int Rishon L Zion, Israel.

1991: Sting performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, USA.

1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the National Theatre in Washington DC.

1985: Sting performed at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, USA. 'Plenty', which features Sting and Meryl Streep, had it's New York premiere.

1983: The Police performed at the Parc des Exposition in Dijon, France.

 

SUMMONER'S TALES...
"Sometimes on a winter's night I would contrive to be alone in the downstairs room of our draughty Victorian house. We kept a coal fire there, our only source of heat. Turning off the light, and sitting on the edge of the fender, I'd be drawn to the glowing coals and the flickering of the firelight, the room full of darting shadows. There I was free to imagine spirits and hauntings, for Winter, more than any other, was the season of the imagination, of transformed magical landscapes and the eerie silences of the snow."

 

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