On Stage Together Tour

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On Stage Together Tour
Tour by Sting and Paul Simon
Paul Simon Sting On Stage Together.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Start date8 February 2014 (2014-02-08)
End date18 April 2015 (2015-04-18)
Legs3
No. of shows
  • 21 in North America
  • 10 in Oceania
  • 21 in Europe
  • 52 Total
Sting tour chronology
  • On Stage Together Tour
  • (2014–15)

The On Stage Together Tour was a concert tour by English musician Sting and American musician Paul Simon. The tour began on 8 February 2014 in Houston, Texas and traveled across North America, Oceania, and Europe before concluding on 18 April 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background[edit]

Sting and Paul Simon became friends in late 1980s when they both lived in the same apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.[1][2] In May 2013, they performed together for the first time at the annual Robin Hood Foundation benefit. "We were booked separately and then we said, 'Let's do it together.' So we did 'The Boxer' and 'Fields of Gold,' and there was an audible gasp in the room when we walked on together, and when we started singing we obeyed the basic rules of harmony, and it was great," said Sting in an interview with Billboard magazine.[3] An idea for a joint concert tour originated after that performance. "After we finished it, we both looked at each other and said: 'Wow. That's pretty interesting,'" recalled Simon.[1]

Separately from the ongoing Australian leg of the tour, Sting performed with Australian singer, musician and his long-time backing vocalist Jo Lawry on 5 February 2015 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, singing as a duet the song "Impossible" from Lawry's new album Taking Pictures.[4]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on 8 February 2014. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[5]

  1. "Brand New Day"
  2. "The Boy in the Bubble"
  3. "Fields of Gold"
  4. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
  5. "Englishman in New York"
  6. "I Hung My Head"
  7. "Driven to Tears"
  8. "Love Is the Seventh Wave"
  9. "Mother and Child Reunion"
  10. "Crazy Love"
  11. "Dazzling Blue"
  12. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  13. "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
  14. "That Was Your Mother"
  15. "Fragile"
  16. "America"
  17. "Message in a Bottle"
  18. "The Hounds of Winter"
  19. "They Dance Alone"
  20. "Roxanne"
  21. "Desert Rose"
  22. "The Boxer"
  23. "The Obvious Child"
  24. "Hearts and Bones" / "Mystery Train" / "Wheels"
  25. "Kodachrome" / "Gone At Last"
  26. "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"
  27. "You Can Call Me Al"
  28. "Every Breath You Take"
  29. "Late in the Evening"
  30. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[6]
8 February 2014 Houston United States Toyota Center 10,107 / 10,107 $1,220,770
9 February 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center 9,007 / 10,226 $1,078,075
11 February 2014 Denver Pepsi Center 9,218 / 10,190 $980,870
15 February 2014 Los Angeles The Forum 12,898 / 12,898 $1,911,340
16 February 2014 Anaheim Honda Center 7,191 / 7,191 $878,645
17 February 2014 San Jose SAP Center at San Jose 11,759 / 11,759 $1,422,435
19 February 2014 Seattle KeyArena 9,334 / 10,523 $1,153,815
20 February 2014 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 11,785 / 11,785 $1,420,137
23 February 2014 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center 7,342 / 10,544 $804,085
25 February 2014 Chicago United Center 11,036 / 11,036 $1,558,245
26 February 2014 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills 6,435 / 10,507 $638,114
28 February 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 10,243 / 10,243 $1,168,771
1 March 2014 Toronto Air Canada Centre 15,141 / 15,141 $1,792,850
3 March 2014 Boston United States TD Garden 12,066 / 12,066 $1,458,125
4 March 2014 New York City Madison Square Garden 27,410 / 27,410 $4,562,505
6 March 2014
7 March 2014 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 11,481 / 11,481 $1,364,370
9 March 2014 Hershey Giant Center 8,310 / 10,100 $802,938
13 March 2014 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 13,107 / 13,107 $1,755,885
15 March 2014 Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center 10,372 / 10,372 $1,349,485
16 March 2014 Orlando Amway Center 10,498 / 10,498 $1,175,900
Oceania[7][8][9]
30 January 2015 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
31 January 2015 New Plymouth TSB Bowl of Brooklands
3 February 2015 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre 5,371 / 5,371 $726,493
7 February 2015 Geelong Mount Duneed Estate 14,603 / 18,000 $1,545,270
8 February 2015 Adelaide Coopers Brewery
10 February 2015 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 8,294 / 8,294 $988,851
13 February 2015 Sydney Qantas Credit Union Arena 7,114 / 7,114 $1,035,330
14 February 2015 Hunter Valley Hope Estate Winery
21 February 2015 Perth Sir James Mitchell Park 21,390 / 25,000 $2,873,090
22 February 2015
Europe[9][10][11]
16 March 2015 Berlin Germany O2 World 12,541 / 12,887 $1,149,610
17 March 2015 Odense Denmark Sparekassen Fyn Arena
19 March 2015 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
20 March 2015 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
22 March 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
23 March 2015 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 12,290 / 17,859 $1,066,930
25 March 2015 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
27 March 2015 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 9,127 / 10,500 $1,388,810
28 March 2015 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
30 March 2015 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
1 April 2015 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
3 April 2015 Paris France Zénith
4 April 2015
7 April 2015 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
9 April 2015 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
10 April 2015 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 7,887 / 7,887 $897,287
12 April 2015 Birmingham England LG Arena
13 April 2015 Manchester Manchester Arena 8,691 / 8,691 $1,014,580
15 April 2015 London The O2 23,401 / 25,684 $2,903,830
16 April 2015
18 April 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Total 311,569 / 333,584 $38,771,794

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Itzkoff, Dave (4 November 2013). "Sting and Paul Simon Will Tour Together". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Browne, David (5 February 2014). "How Paul Simon and Sting Became Rock's New Superduo". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary (10 February 2014). "Paul Simon and Sting Q&A: Tour Mates on Shared Music DNA and Future 'Writing'". Billboard. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Sting and Jo Lawry sing "Impossible" at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, 5th February 2015". Facebook. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ Graff, Gary (9 February 2014). "Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review". Billboard. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sting & Paul Simon: On Stage Together - Second & Final Perth Show Added!". Sting.com. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Sting & Paul Simon: On Stage Together – Final New Zealand Show Confirmed!". Sting.com. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 3, 2015. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "BELFAST DATE ADDED FOR 'PAUL SIMON & STING: ON STAGE TOGETHER' 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR". PaulSimon.com. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 10, 2015. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015.

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