European Dates for Sting & Paul Simon

It was announced today by Live Nation Global Touring that Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe in 2015.

Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together kicks off Thursday, March 12 in Krakow Poland, to be followed by performances is Prague, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester & London (complete itinerary follows).


As long-time friends, the concept for the ‘On Stage Together’ tour originated at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013 where they performed together for the first time. Both artists, who are known for their explorations in a wide range of genres, have pushed the boundaries of popular music and continue to speak to generations of fans.


As exemplified on their North American tour earlier this year, the concerts will feature two of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart. 


‘We are thrilled to be bringing the tour to Europe,’ said Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music, Live Nation. ‘The run in North America was an incredible success on all levels. These two legendary talents delivered an unforgettable night of music.’


The 30-plus song set features such favorites as “Boy In The Bubble,” “Fields of Gold,” “Driven To Tears,” “Mother & Child Reunion,” “Desert Rose,” “Every Breath You Take,” “The Boxer,” “Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes” and more. In what was one of the most highly-praised North American concert tours of 2014, media and fans alike were unanimous in their reviews.


Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 12 at 9:00 am. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through each artist’s official website starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10am through Thursday, September 11 at 3pm (all times local). Tickets are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk or http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

(subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)


STING & PAULSIMON: ON STAGE TOGETHER


European Tour Itinerary 2015


Mar. 12 Krakow, PL Krakow Arena On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 14 Prague, CZ O2 Arena On sale Sept. 22

Mar. 16 Berlin, DE O2 World On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 19 Oslo, NO Spektrum On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 20 Stockholm, SW Globe On sale Sept. 22

Mar. 22 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome On sale Sept. 15

Mar. 23 Antwerp, BE Sportspaleis On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 25 Koln, DE Lanxess Arena On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 27 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion On sale Sept. 22

Mar. 28 Munich, DE Olympiahalle On sale Sept. 19

Mar. 30 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum On sale Sept. 22


Apr. 01 Vienna, AU Wiener Stadthalle On sale Sept. 19

Apr. 03 Paris, FR Zenith On sale Sept. 22

Apr. 07 Dublin, IE 3Arena On sale Sept. 12

Apr. 10 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro On sale Sept. 12

Apr. 12 Birmingham, UK LG Arena On sale Sept. 12

Apr. 13 Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena On sale Sept. 12

Apr. 15 London, UK The O2 On sale Sept. 12
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Paul Simon & Sting ‘On Stage Together Tour’

In the history of superstar act touring together, this has to be one of the biggest.  Paul Simon and Sting will go on the road starting February 8 with the Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together Tour.

While the official announcement and dates will not be made until tomorrow, it is known that the tour will include a March 4 date at Madison Square Garden in New York. The initial announcement is expected to include eighteen dates with more possible.



Billboard reports that the tour will be much like that of Elton John and Billy Joel where each artist will play a solo set and then will duet on each other’s music at the end of the show. Each will be performing their sets with their own bands.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday morning.


New Release For Paul Simon

Paul Simon’s catalog has been ripe for the picking over the years and Legacy will add to that long tradition on October 15 with Over the Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011).

This is the tenth hits collection released of Simon’s solo career to go along with over ten addition Simon and Garfunkel collections.

The new collection will be released on the same day as the 15-disc Paul Simon: The Complete Album Collection which includes full versions of twelve studio and two live albums along with bonus tracks.

For the first time, this collection includes songs from both the Simon & Garfunkel and solo periods of Paul’s career, starting with Sounds of Silence and running through Love and Hard Times from 2011′s So Beautiful or So What.


From the press release:
In Legacy tradition, the songs are sequenced chronologically, beginning with The Sound Of Silence, the first single from Simon & Garfunkel (composed by Simon) to work its way into the collective American psyche in late-1965. America, first included on S&G’s 1968 LP Bookends, is forever linked with the closing scene of 1968′s The Graduate, as the two star-crossed lovers run away together at the end of the film.
The Simon & Garfunkel era concludes with four songs from Bridge Over Troubled Water, one of the most celebrated album masterpieces of all time: The Boxer, Cecilia, The Only Living Boy In New York, and of course the momentous title tune, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Bridge Over Troubled Water won an unprecedented five Grammy Awards®: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), and Best Engineered Recording; with Bridge Over Troubled Water voted Album Of the Year. (In 1998, Bridge Over Troubled Water was voted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, one of many awards that the song and album have won around the world over the past four decades).
The Paul Simon solo era was launched in 1972 with a pair of singles that are airplay staples today as much as they were four decades ago, Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard and the Hot 100 Top 5 hit, Mother And Child Reunion (both from his eponymous debut LP, Paul Simon). Two of Simon’s most beloved and enduring LPs arrived in the ’70s: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, the first of several albums that Simon co-produced with the legendary Phil Ramone (1973, with American Tune); and Still Crazy After All These Years (1975, winner of Grammy Award for Album Of The Year and Best Male Pop Vocal, containing Simon’s Hot 100 #1 hit, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and the gospel-tinged title tune).
The ’70s closed with his first compilation LP, Greatest Hits, Etc., which included previously unreleased [new] song, Slip Slidin’ Away, a Top 5 hit featuring the country-gospel Oak Ridge Boys vocal quartet. The decade of the ’80s began with One-Trick Pony (1980, associated with the movie in which Simon starred, including the Grammy-nominated Top 10 hit, Late in the Evening). The title tune of 1983′s Hearts and Bones album, with its theme of two lovers (“One and one-half wandering Jews”) traveling on the road, harkened back to America.
“You could look at my work as divided into three distinct periods,” Simon has said, “Simon & Garfunkel, pre-Graceland solo albums, and Graceland to the present.” Indeed, the pivotal Graceland album of 1986, Simon’s first collaboration with the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was a breakthrough event whose impact on the worldbeat scene reverberates today. Graceland generated 5-times RIAA platinum sales and went on to win the Grammy Award for Album Of the Year. It is well-represented on Over the Bridge of Time with Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and You Can Call Me Al.
Graceland had a profound effect on its composer as well, whose ’90s explorations into reggae, worldbeat, Latin music, Cajun/zydeco, and beyond were part of the chemistry of his next album, The Rhythm of the Saints (1990), whose Spirit Voices featured vocals by its co-writer, the great Milton Nascimento. The Rhythm of the Saints received Grammy nominations for Album Of the Year and Producer Of the Year (for Paul Simon).
With much of the next decade devoted to the production of The Capeman, Simon’s 1997 Broadway musical, his next studio album as a solo artist did not arrive until a full ten years after its predecessor. But You’re the One (2000, represented by its opening track, That’s Where I Belong), was such a critical and commercial (Top 20) success that it received a Grammy nomination for Album Of the Year. With that, Simon became the first artist ever nominated in the category over five consecutive decades (’60s-’70s-’80s-’90s-’00s).
Simon, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2011, has continued to fascinate and inspire old and new fans alike with his most recent albums. 2006′s Surprise (Everything About It Is A Love Song), was recorded in New York, London and Nashville with Brian Eno.

In 2011, Simon released So Beautiful or So What (Love And Hard Times) to overwhelming critical acclaim. It is considered one of the best records of Paul Simon’s legendary career, receiving 4 Stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, with the Los Angeles Times proclaiming “So Beautiful or So What, steeped in Afropop and American folk forms, climbs some of the most resplendent summits of Simon’s career.”

Track List:
The Sound Of Silence
America
The Boxer
Cecilia
The Only Living Boy In New York
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Mother And Child Reunion
American Tune
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Still Crazy After All These Years
Slip Slidin’ Away
Late In The Evening
Hearts And Bones
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
You Can Call Me Al
Spirit Voices
That’s Where I Belong
Everything About It Is A Love Song
Love And Hard Times

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