"Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together" Launched 21-Date Tour In Texas Last Weekend

"It was an 'experiment' that succeeded by any measure on opening night…a seamless collaborative endeavor...adding richness and nuance to the song arrangements." - Gary Graff, Billboard Magazine
"Sting and Simon are first-class musicians with equally high lyrical standards…I've never heard a more gorgeous rendition of Sting's tune 'Fragile,' thanks to his intricate guitar-picking and Simon's wisdom-fueled singing." - Hunter Hauk, Dallas Morning News

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sting and Paul Simon kicked off their " Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together" Tour this past weekend in Houston to both critical and fan acclaim.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/LA63675)

The concert features two of music's most iconic singers/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs, both together and apart. With a set list of over 30 songs, the audience was treated to some of the finest musicianship to appear on one stage.

The tour will continue for five weeks throughout North America with concerts in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver, Saint Paul, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Hershey and Ft. Lauderdale, before a final stop in Orlando on March 16, 2014. Complete tour itinerary follows.

As long-time friends, the concept for "On Stage Together" originated when both artists shared the stage at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit last year. As Sting expressed in the interview footage attached,  "there was an audible gasp" when they walked on stage together. And as Paul Simon noted, "...while we come from different places, by the time we performed together with a band, it became a really interesting musical blend."

When the tour was announced, Arthur Fogel , president of global touring and chairman of global music, Live Nation Entertainment said: "We are thrilled to be bringing together these iconic artists. As individual artists, Paul and Sting have had a diverse and unique history, and I suspect the challenge for both of these prolific songwriters will indeed be narrowing down the song choices."

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.

Tickets for " Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together" are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. For additional tour and ticket information, please visit: www.simonandstingtour.com, www.livenation.com, www.sting.com and www.paulsimon.com.

Media may view the "Sting & Paul Simon : On Stage Together" EPK by clicking on the link below:

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Or please contact: Victor Trevino , victortrevino@livenation.com, 310 867 7197

Please note, content is to be used for news purposes only in connection with the "On Stage Together" tour. Footage will be available only for the life of the tour. Additional usage thereafter with artist management permission only.

On Stage Together is produced by Live Nation.





North American Tour Itinerary 2014

Feb. 08

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Feb. 09

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Feb. 11

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Feb. 15

Los Angeles, CA

The LA Forum

Feb. 16

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

Feb. 17

San Jose, CA

SAP Center at San Jose

Feb. 19

Seattle, WA


Feb. 20

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

Feb. 23

Saint Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Feb. 25

Chicago, IL

United Center

Feb. 26

Detroit, MI

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Feb. 28

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

Mar. 01

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

Mar. 03

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Mar. 04

New York City, NY

Madison Square Garden

Mar. 06

New York, City, NY

Madison Square Garden

Mar. 07

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Mar. 09

Hershey, PA

Giant Center

Mar. 13

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Mar. 15

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

Mar. 16

Orlando, FL

Amway Center


For complete tour and artist information, visit: www.simonandstingtour.com, www.livenation.com, www.sting.com and www.paulsimon.com.

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For Live Nation, Jacqueline Peterson, jacquelinepeterson@livenation.com, or For Sting, Tracy Bufferd, tracy@tracybufferd.com and Nicole VanGiesen, nicole@ksmgmt.com, or For Paul Simon, Elizabeth Freund elizabeth@beautifuldaymedia.com