Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sting at the Hammersmith Apollo

London, Tuesday 20-March-2012

The Back to Bass tour.

An opportunity to see another legend this time of music rather than movies. Last time we saw Sting it was as part of the reformed Police in 2007 and before that a solo gig at Wembley Arena. The solo gig I was a little disappointed in, the Police gig was good, but this was excellent.

From the tour name I was expecting an acoustic set but in fact he had a full band - a guitar, bass, violin, drums and backing singer.

Sting at the Hammersmith Apollo

We went with our friend Andrea, We had supper at a local pub The Distillers before the show and a drink after.

Sting played two solid hours and for the encore did a solo guitar version of "Message in a Bottle" - an excellent finale. The reviews were luke-warm but then it depends on your point of view. Sting is generously represented in our CD collection so we were expecting an enjoyable time and that is exactly what we got :-)

Reviews from: The Independent and This Is London.

1 comment:

Rosa said...

Love Sting. Love excellence.