THE RYDGES POST
The Sting and Paul Simon Together tour will please many, many fans. While they are chronologically and musically about ten years apart there’s a lovely synergy in Sting and Paul Simon teaming up to front a band on the same stage where they will perform some songs individually and others as duets.
There is a synergy in the style of gentle rock, harmonies and melodies as well as their pairing. The two are good friends and have been mates for decades – they even lived in the same apartment block for twenty years. They first played together at a New York charity event in 2013 and it worked so they took the show on the road in the US to rave reviews.
They recorded a three-disc CD at a Texas concert earlier this year with 11 tracks on each – they each played solo hits like Sting’s Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Englishman in New York, Message in a Bottle and Roxanne while Simon’s solo hits included 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, The Obvious Child and You Can Call Me Al. They partnered for tracks like Mother and Child Reunion, The Boy in the Bubble, The Boxer, Fragile, Every Breath You Take and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
The Down Under tour takes in Auckland, the state capitals in Australia and a few Day on the Green winery type shows. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 7 and tour dates and venues include:
Vector Arena, Auckland, Friday, January 30
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Tuesday, February 3
Coopers Brewery, Adelaide, Sunday, February 8
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Tuesday, February 10
Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Ent Centre), Monday, February 16
Sir James Mitchell Park, Perth, Saturday, February 21
If you are travelling to catch these two musical giants in concert, Rydges can look after your accommodation needs in Auckland at Rydges Auckland, in Brisbane at Rydges South Bank, in Adelaide at Rydges South Park, in Melbourne at Rydges Melbourne or Rydges on Swanston, in Sydney at Rydges World Square, Rydges Sydney Central or Rydges Sydney Airport, and in Perth at Rydges Perth.