06.12.12 Englishman... in New Jersey (Video)


Sting's Summer 2012 Tour made a stop in Atlantic City, NJ this past weekend. Metro New York wrote, "Just one song into the set and it was more than clear why Sting is a music legend who is still selling out shows across the world."

Check out this video filmed in the beachside locale and don't miss Sting and the band on tour throughout Europe beginning this Saturday, June 16!




(4) Reviews and Comments
crazy4sting - 06.25.12
We love the Englishman Anywhere
...Pam and I (Maria) were there at the Borgata and Sting rocked--he is always amazing. Perfect voice...looked great...and as usual, it ended much too soom. Nice to see other fanclub members--Johnny, Tom...but the girls partied all nite long--Erin, Dorothy, Arlene?, Pam and yours truly...lol...thanks for the beginning of a fun night, Sting! Next time join us ;D
ebgny - 06.13.12
ebgny
Sting ROCKED the Borgada Saturday night. He continues to be the consummate professional who respects his audience while he makes it impossible to stay in your seat one minute and start looking for a Kleenex the next. Not sure if I will ever experience the heights of his talent in my lifetime.
salama - 06.12.12
June 16!
Welcome to Helsinki! We are waiting for you! :-)
bewitched - 06.12.12
great show!
I was there and I had a fabulous time. Another really great show. And, we loved the Borgata hotel. What a great place for a concert. We spent the night at the hotel and made a lovely weekend of it. Thanks for a great time Sting!
A younger generation might know Sting as the British rocker behind Police hits like 'Roxanne' and the man behind vaguely-remembered '90s singles like 'Desert Rose'. And indeed, it was an older crowd that packed the house at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey Saturday night as part of his summer-long tour. But just one song into his set, and it was more than clear why Sting is a music legend who is still selling out shows across the world and remains worthy of respect and awe by fans of all ages. At age 60, he's still got it. Rumored by his die-hard fans to be his best band yet, Sting was backed by a multi-talented group of musicians, including insanely gifted violinist Peter Tickell who, dare we say, stole the show at times. There was no opening act, just a two-hour set played entirely by Sting and his band, and it didn't take long to see that it wouldn't have been easy, if not impossible, to properly set the stage for the music icon anyway...
In the past decade or so, Sting has turned his songs inside out. We've heard the symphonic versions. The lute versions. The electro-enhanced 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' version. So what, at halfway to 61 years of age and nearly 35 years into a career, is left to do? Why, play the songs in their basic, original forms, of course. That's exactly what the still-muscular, still intelligently sexy Sting is doing on his ''Back to Bass'' tour, a two-hour historical romp through his career that will have many grousing about the lack of huge hits (thankfully, even he has realized that the formless 'Roxanne' is overplayed and overrated and axed it from the show) and longtime fans perking up at the appearance of 'Sacred Love' and 'The Hounds of Winter'...

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Concert in Tenerife Cancelled: The concert previously scheduled for June 30 in Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

New Performance in Marbella Confirmed: On Saturday, June 30, Sting will perform at the Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella, Spain. Fan Club pre-sale begin at Monday, June 11 10AM to Tuesday, June 12 3PM . Tickets will go on sale to the public Tuesday, June 12 10AM. All times local time.

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It's rare that a drummer becomes so renowned that referring to them by their christian name garners immediate respect. There's Nicko, Chad, perhaps Jojo? But say Vinnie to any drummer with a working knowledge of the greats, and it can only relate to one man: Vinnie Colaiuta. With Vinnie rejoining the ranks of Sting's world-class band for an extensive tour that returns to the Henley Festival on 4 July (bad luck if you don't have tickets already). He's also made some significant changes to his drum set up. Vinnie told Rhythm all about his new rig, getting back out with Sting, as well as recounting some of his early experiences in the music world over 11 pages of their July issue...

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Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sting performed in St. Louis Tuesday as he continues to kick off the next leg of his Back to Bass Tour. His stop in St. Louis is one of only a handful of shows Sting is performing in the United States before heading back to Europe for the next couple months. The last time Sting appeared in the Gateway City was for a performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at a sweltering Verizon Wireless Amphitheater two years ago. At that time his concert tilted towards a very subdued nature. This time, with help of a much smaller backing of Dominic Miller on guitar, Vinnie Colauita on drums, David Sancious on keyboards, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and vocalist Jo Lawry, Sting was able to perform a more up-tempo show...