Sting Is Back To Bass

Tuesday September 18 2012

Sting Is Back To Bass

Sting's critcally acclaimed Back To Bass Tour will stop in Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium on the 13th December.

Sting will perform many of his greatest hits, stripped down, with a 5 piece band. Sting will be joined by a band featuring his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), David Sancious (keyboards) Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals).

The Guardian says; "This is a more enjoyable show than he has turned in for some time: the often po-faced Sting is letting his metaphorical hair down. Between-song banter covers everything from the declining profession of car theft to the absence of cowboys in Wallsend, while Sacred Love's line about being "down on my knees a long time" gains a new sense of mischief after Sting notes the song heralds his "twin passions" of sex and religion. 

The stunning musicianship of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and electric fiddler Peter Tickell aside, the solo materials varies from effective to dated to self-indulgent, and the show would benefit from more hits. However, a surreal duet with Jimmy Nail turns out to be a raucous Every Breath You Take rather than Nail's Crocodile Shoes. There is uproar during an acoustic Message In A Bottle, when a punter loudly mimics Sting's acrobatic vocal exertions. "You've got a nerve!" laughs Sting