Paul Simon & Sting
Sting and Paul Simon extend UK and Ireland tour
Updated: 23 September 2014
The legendary singers have extended their joint tour to include a second concert at London’s The O2.
Sting and Paul Simon’s tour will now end with a duo of shows at The O2 on 15 and 16 March 2015 following dates in arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin.
The additional concert follows the huge demand to see Paul Simon and Sting’s critically-acclaimed tour that will see both singers perform their greatest hits along with taking to the stage together.
Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together
Updated: 9 September 2014
Paul Simon and Sting will bring their critically-acclaimed tour to the UK and Ireland in April 2015.
The UK and Irish leg of the joint tour will include just five dates in the UK and Ireland starting at Dublin’s 3Arena and continuing to Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro, Birmingham’s LG Arena, Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena and London’s The O2.
The tour will showcase the great work of the two influential artists with the long-time friends performing their biggest hits both together and apart. The tour will include over 30 songs from the pair’s extensive catalogue of hits including Fields of Gold, Every Breath You Take and The Boxer.
Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together
Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together started life after the pair performed together for the first time in 2013 at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit. What followed was a tour of North America that showcased the two talents combining their brands and voices.
The two musical icons have been long-time friends and, in September, it was announced that Paul Simon and Sting will bring their joint tour to Europe in spring 2015.
About Paul Simon
Paul Simon first made his mark on the music industry as one half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. The pair became one of the biggest recording artists in the 60s making a name for their self with their unique vocal harmonies.
Simon and Garfunkel separated in the 70s with Paul Simon going on to become one of the most successful solo stars of America.
Having already penned a lot of Simon and Garfunkel’s hits including their No.1 US singles Mrs. Robinson (that appeared in the film The Graduation) and Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon continued with his song-writing. Paul Simon went on to create some of music’s most acclaimed songs including The Afterlife, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and Late In The Evening.
Throughout the years Paul Simon has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and been named one of Time magazine’s ‘100 People Who Shaped The World’.
His range of musical style, which has seen Sting flirt with jazz, reggae, new-age and roc k elements, and talent as a songwriter has meant that the former The Police frontman has enjoyed a music career that has lasted over 30 years.
Sting started out as the frontman, songwriter and bassist of the new wave band, The Police. During their time together between the late 70s and mid-80s, the band won six Grammy Awards, two BRIT awards and released five albums of which four charted at No.1.
The Police, and Sting in particularly, were responsible for creating some of the most-loved hits of the day including Roxanne and Message In A Bottle. However, after the release of their last album Synchronicity Sting announced that he would be leaving the band to pursue solo work.
Sting, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Summer, released his first solo record in 1985. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles was just the beginning of Sting’s hugely successful and influential solo career, which has seen him be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, win a whopping 16 Grammy Awards and bestowed with a number of huge lifetime achievements from a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Along with his work in the music industry Sting is a humanitarian and activist working for a number of causes throughout the years including championing Human Rights with Amnesty international. He has also taken part in an endless amount of charity events including Live 8 and is patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.