11.10.11 "Returning to Form After Some Fancy" reports the New York Times of Sting's show at the Roseland Ballroom...


"Sting was alone onstage, cradling an acoustic guitar, during the final moments of his supremely self-possessed show at the Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday night. It was the third encore, and as has been customary during his "Back to Bass" tour, he was playing a stripped-down version of 'Message in a Bottle', one of the springier No. 1 singles from his tenure with the Police. The lyrical gist of the song - in brutal shorthand, crushing isolation softened by a bleak epiphany - came across more clearly than usual, even as the crowd giddily sang along. "Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart," Sting admonished, his singing nearly drowned out by cheers..."

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''His Back to Bass tour - which stopped in Detroit on Sunday evening at the Fox Theater and promotes his most recent album, Sting: 25 Years - is as unpretentious as his stage presence. It doesn't involve any theatrics, complex lighting or elaborate effects. He is accompanied by a simple five-piece band: a violinist, a backup vocalist (who also doubles as a second violinist and maraca shaker), two guitarists and a drummer. Sting's performance felt decidedly stripped down and intimate; in between songs, he recounted stories from his childhood, explained his creative process and talked about his love for his wife, speaking to the crowd with heartfelt honesty and candor...'' Click here to read in full what the Metro Times had to say about Sting's concert at the Fox Theatre. 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!
''In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Sting hit the road performing and selling out dates throughout North America. With him on stage was, Dominic Miller, Dominic’s son Rufus, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and Jo Lawry on backing vocals and fiddle...'' Click here to read in full what the Chicago Music Guide had to say about Sting's concert at the Rosemont Theatre. 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!
''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. 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!
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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