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Sting Reopens Bataclan Almost A Year After Terror Attack

Sting Reopens Bataclan Almost A Year After Terror Attack

Sting is reopening the Bataclan concert hall in Paris almost a year after ISIS terrorists killed nearly 100 people inside.  The Grammy-award winning singer opened the concert Saturday with a moment of silence in honor of the victims who lost their lives on November 13th, 2015.  At least 150 people were killed on that day…

Sting’s New Song About Late Musicians

Sting's New Song About Late Musicians

Sting’s new song, “50,000” is about Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Lemmy.  The musician played the song for the first time Friday during an interview and explained his mortality is setting in.  The Police frontman said, “Mortality does sort of rear its head, particularly at my age.  I’m 64.  It’s really a comment on…

Artists Call For Gun Control

Artists Call For Gun Control

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and a bunch of other artists are calling for an end to gun violence.  The musicians signed an open letter to Congress this week which says, in part, “As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change. …

Peter Gabriel & Sting Touring

Peter Gabriel & Sting Touring

Peter Gabriel and Sting are going on tour together.  They’re calling it the “Rock, Paper, Scissors Tour.”  The tour is expected to be at least a month long and not only will the pair sing their hits, but they will also sing each other’s hit songs.  The 19-date tour begins in Columbus, Ohio on June…

Peter Gabriel, Sting Add Songs To LP For Dalai Lam

Peter Gabriel, Sting Add Songs To LP For Dalai Lam

Peter Gabriel, Sting and Kate Bush are among artists adding tracks to an album celebrating the Dalai Lama.  “The Art Of Peace: Songs for Tibet Two” celebrates the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.  The Art of Peace Foundation has set up a PledgeMusic campaign to support the release.  Proceeds from its sales goes toward the preservation…

Sting Reflects On “The Last Ship’s” Short Broadway Run

Sting Reflects On "The Last Ship's" Short Broadway Run

Sting admits he had to “throw” his “best friend under the bus” in his attempt to save his musical.  The former Police frontman tells the UK’s “The Stage” that “The Last Ship” struggled financially from the start.  But he says he was reluctant to join the cast because it meant bumping his buddy Jimmy Nail…

Sting’s “Last Ship” To Close On Broadway

Sting's "Last Ship" To Close On Broadway

Sting’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship” will dock later this month.  The struggling production is seeing an early bow despite Sting’s attempt to reverse course by joining the show’s cast himself.  A semi-autobiographical musical based on the Police frontman’s childhood growing up in Newcastle, England, “The Last Ship” opened on Broadway in late October to…

Sting’s “The Last Ship” Opens On Broadway

Sting's "The Last Ship" Opens On Broadway

Sting’s musical is now officially on Broadway.  “The Last Ship” marked its opening night Sunday at New York’s Neil Simon Theater.  And while Sting isn’t in the show, CBS 2 says the audience still got to hear him sing.  The former Police frontman joined the cast to sing the show’s last song during the curtain…

Sting’s Musical Begins Previews On Broadway

Sting's Musical Begins Previews On Broadway

Sting’s musical is now on the Broadway stage.  Previews began this week for “The Last Ship” at the Neil Simon Theater in New York.  The show tells the story of a man from a prominent British shipbuilding community who returns home after 14 years away, and finds the once thriving shipyard in decline and his…

Sting Signs On For This Weekend’s Global Citizen Festival

Sting Signs On For This Weekend's Global Citizen Festival

Sting is on board for this weekend’s Global Citizen Festival.  He’s slated to team up with No Doubt at the special event.  Producer Ken Ehrlich tells Billboard.com the rocker was “very excited about doing it” as soon as he was approached with the idea.  But he explains that Sting has been busy prepping for the…

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