11.05.11 "Sting, pure and simple, at Rosemont Theatre" - reports the Chicago Daily Herald...


There were no former bandmates from back in the day. No symphony orchestras. No theatrics. No distractions. It was Sting distilled.

Playing a one-night show at the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, this was the Sting, pure and simple. Dressed in a plain gray T-shirt and jeans with a single spotlight on him, Sting was back to basics, or rather "Back to Bass" in a tour designed to celebrate his 25 years as a solo artist.

He started the night with 'All This Time', accompanied by a five-piece band, including father and son guitarists Dominic and Rufus Miller and fiddler extraordinaire Peter Tickell, as well as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and vocalist Jo Lawry.

Click here to read in full what the Chicago Daily Herald had to say about Sting's concert at the Rosemont Theatre.

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Two highly-acclaimed musicians, Sting and Vince Gill, are the latest duo to take the stage for an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS premiering Thursday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. The performance, taped earlier this year at New York City’s famed Hammerstein Ballroom, resulted in an exceptional night of rocking collaborations and in-depth interviews. The 90-minute premiere features the duo partnering on Sting’s hits including "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You," and "Every Breath You Take," plus Vince Gill’s "Liza Jane" and "Whenever You Come Around." The musical chemistry between these multiple Grammy Award winners (over 35 between them) shines on stage, especially during their chilling cover of the Everly Brothers "Let It Be Me." Never-before-seen interviews with the two musicians reveal their reflections on the longevity and success of their careers...
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''Sting, who turned 60-years-old a month ago but still looks remarkably lean and muscular with his sexy rasp of a voice still strong too, kicked off the night with his solo hit, 'All This Time', dressed down in a snug-fitting lavender top, zippered black pants and pale coloured sneakers, with his head clean shaven. He looked positively aerodynamic as he performed for two hours and ten minutes with the best of the songs coming in the show’s final stretch beginning with 'Never Coming Home', which featured an impressive, moody light show and killer playing by Tickell, who brought the audience to its feet..." Click here to read in full what the Toronto Sun had to say about Sting's concert at Massey Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
''After spending the greater part of 2010 fronting a behemoth of an orchestra for his global 'Symphonicities' tour, Sting, ever the British heartthrob at 60 (not to mention a walking billboard for the benefits of yoga), has gone to the opposite extreme and pared things down to the bare necessities with his Back To Bass tour. Flanked by the father and son team of guitarists Dominic and Rufus Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, the "drummer's drummer," as he tagged him, and the twin violin section of Jo Lawrie and Peter Tickell, Sting proceeded to take the adoring, largely 40-plus and 50-plus sold out crowd on a sonic adventure that revisited past triumphs and explore some lesser known gems of a catalogue that has sold over 100 million albums..." Click here to read in full what the Toronto Star had to say about Sting's concert at Massey Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!
''The day might have started off gloomy and cold, as a wintry mix descended upon DC, but for those who had tickets to Sting's Back To Bass show, the night was nothing short of magical. The sold-out performance was held at DAR Constitution Hall, which seemed the perfect venue for the performance that celebrates Sting's 25 years of music. Even before Sting and his five band members took the stage, the energy in the audience was apparent, as people chatted excitedly and took their seats...'' Click here to read what the Washington Examiner, The Washington Post and DCist had to say about Sting's concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Were you there? Share your review or comments and post any photos from the evening or your ticket stub to the event page. Tell us about it!