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Just Announced: Sting surprises die-hards with intimate Fillmore gig in March

Sting | photo by Eric Ryan Anderson | courtesy of the artist
Sting | photo by Eric Ryan Anderson | courtesy of the artist

Are you sitting down? Good, there’s something I’ve got to tell you…

Iconic 4-sting slapper Sting is embarking on an expansive world tour to promote his latest effort 57th and 9th (out November 11th), his first new album in over a decade. To top it all off, he’ll be making a quick stop at The Fillmore on March 11th. The venue’s more intimate setting poises the show to be a must-see for any die-hard fan. Continue reading →

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Sting readies his first rock album in over a decade

Sting | via facebook.com/sting

Sting releases his new album, 57th & 9th, on November 11th. It’s his first new rock album in over a decade. The album features his long-time collaborators Dominic Miller on guitar and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. It includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese of Nine Inch Nails, guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Listen to the first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” below. Continue reading →

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Sylvan Esso returns with a new song called “Radio”

Sylvan Esso | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com
Sylvan Esso | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com

Sylvan Esso returns with a new song called “Radio,” their first release since their self-titled 2014 debut album. The duo is planning to release their sophomore record sometime in 2017. The new single, “Radio,” will be released on vinyl on November 18th along with “Kick Jump Twist.” Listen below. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Paul Simon and Sting co-headlining the Wells Fargo Center on 3/7 and Giant Center in Harrisburg on 3/9

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 6.12.24 PMPaul Simon and Sting, two musical titans, will tour the country next year, stopping at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 7th and the Giant Center in Harrisburg on March 9th. According to this article in yesterday’s New York Times, the two singer-songwriters will be backed up by their respective bands on the tour. According to the Times, “the musicians said that they were as surprised as anyone to find themselves on the same bill.”

“Paul and I both share this abiding curiosity about music and where it’s going,” Sting said. “We don’t really know where this is going. We don’t really have a clue how this is going to pan out.” Audiences got an early taste of the potential collaboration when Mr. Simon and Sting appeared together in May at a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation, where they performed acoustic versions of “The Boxer” and “Fields of Gold.” “After we finished it,” Mr. Simon said of that set, “we both looked at each other and said: ‘Wow. That’s pretty interesting.’ ”

Tickets to the Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together tour go on sale to the public on Tuesday, November 12th. Below, watch Sting and Simon perform “The Boxer” from a June, 2013 performance at The Borgata.