Friday 4 October 2013 at 8:00pm
The Public Theater
new york, United States
The Public Theater | 425 Lafayette Street | NY, NY 10003 | 212.539.8500
For the first and only time, Sting will perform songs from his new album, The Last Ship, for 10 concerts to benefit The Public Theater in the intimate, 260-seat Anspacher Theater. An evening of music and storytelling with one of the world's most prolific artists, these performances will offer unique insight into the creative process of both his new album of original material, to be released September 24, and his forthcoming play of the same name, premiering in 2014. Drawing inspiration from the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised, Sting has crafted both an entire world and a close-knit community of original characters. In celebration of the album, these intimate benefit concerts at The Public Theater will reveal Sting’s influences behind the album through storytelling and visual projections paying homage to the traditional roots of the North East of England, with music from pub-like folk tunes to a wall of sound from Sting’s full band, many of whose members also hail from the North East.
"The Public Theater, a New York institution committed to supporting all of the city's distinct communities, was a natural fit to perform this material that is, at its core, about the importance of community." – Sting