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Paul Simon & Sting On Stage Together – Concert Review & Performance Video

Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together.

On opening night at Houston’s Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other’s company, standing side by side for 10 of the two-hour and 45-minute show’s 30 numbers – a fairly seamless collaborative endeavor more akin to Billy Joel and Elton John’s Face 2 Face programs than the typical joint billing. Moreover, their two bands – a combined 14 musicians — melded and intertwined throughout the night, adding richness and nuance to the song arrangements.

…It was an “experiment” that succeeded by any measure on opening night – and will likely keep improving until the tour wraps on March 16 in Orlando.

Read the complete concert review at Billboard.

Set List:

Simon and Sting:
Brand New Day
Boy in the Bubble
Fields of Gold

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Englishman in New York
I Hung My Head
Driven To Tears

Simon and Sting:
Love is the Seventh Wave
Mother and Child reunion

Crazy Love
Dazzling Blue
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard
That Was Your Mother

Simon and Sting:

Message in a Bottle
The Hounds of Winter
They Dance Alone
Desert Rose

Simon and Sting:
The Boxer

The Obvious Child
Hearts and Bones/Mystery Train/Wheels
Kodachrome/Gone At Last
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
You Can Call Me Al


Simon and Sting:
Every Breath You Take
Late in the Evening
Bridge Over Troubled Water