May 22, 2018

A unique one-off outdoor performance of The Last Ship in Newcastle that was due to be held on Bank Holiday Monday has been cancelled, it has been announced. 

A performance of The Last Ship – which has music and lyrics by Sting – was to play at Spillers Wharf, Newcastle Quayside on Monday 28 May, with Sting due to perform alongside the cast.

However the performance will no longer be going ahead, it has been announced today.

Karl Sydow, producer of The Last Ship, said: “After weeks of negotiations and the failure to secure a signed agreement which would protect the artistic standards of the production the producers have lost all confidence in the integrity and ability of the local promoter. It is of paramount importance to us that the quality and artistic integrity of the performance at Spiller’s Wharf would be what we and the audience would expect and we do not have the necessary confidence that this would be delivered following the consistent failure of the local promoter to meet any of his undertakings with regard to our production. Therefore we have reached the unfortunate conclusion that we have no alternative but to cancel the performance.

We thank all of the ticket purchasers and apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience that this cancellation may cause.” 

Ticketholders are advised to contact their point of purchase for a refund.

The critically-acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of The Last Ship is running until 7 July, where it will finish at The Lowry, Salford, with dates in Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and York before then.

The Last Ship is produced by Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker with Northern Stage.



May 18, 2018

If you are a Sting.com member and would like to learn how you could get hold of a copy of the beautiful red vinyl release of Roxanne in the diecut telephone sleeve that was released for Record Store Day last month, then login to the Community area of this site and visit the 'Contests' message board to find out what to do...

May 17, 2018

The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced today that following a European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of North American venues this fall. Performing in intimate clubs and theatres, the iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently-released, island-flavored collaborative album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and to collaborate on each other’s most celebrated hits such as "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman In New York," "Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” "Mr. Boombastic" and "Angel.” ‬‬‬‬