Simon & Sting are coming to town. ‘On Stage Together,’ the double-header tour featuring Paul Simon and the former Police frontman, has added further dates to its European leg in 2015 in London and Amsterdam, Live Nation has confirmed.
The European itinerary begins on March 13 in Krakow, after which it visits Prague, Odense, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London. After the first date at the 02 in London on April 15 quickly sold out, there will now be a second show there the following night, and a new closing night at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on April 18.
Simon and Sting have been longtime friends, and first performed together last year at a Robin Hood Foundation benefit in New York last year, where they performed Paul’s Simon & Garfunkel classic ‘The Boxer’ and Sting’s ‘Fields Of Gold.’
The setlist for the new show will include staples from each of the artists’ repertoires, including ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Boy In The Bubble,’ ‘Driven To Tears’ and ‘Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.’ The band for the shows includes original E Street Band keyboard player David Sancious.
The Hollywood Reporter described the US show as “one of the most surprising, daring and rewarding double bills.” Rolling Stone, in its review of the Madison Square Garden date, enthused: “The show was meticulously rehearsed, the setlist barely changes from night-to-night and the backing musicians, some of the best in the business, are never going to miss a single note.”