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  • *TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT* (THE ONLY WAY TO EXPERIENCE THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS ON FACEBOOK LIVE) - Roland and BOSS are proud to present a special up-close-and-personal evening featuring multi-GRAMMY® Award-winner Andy Summers at the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles. Taking place on Thursday, March 23, 2017, the event will feature an intimate solo performance, conversation, and multimedia presentation by the legendary guitarist from The Police, who is also an award-winning songwriter, composer, and noted photographer. The evening will be live-streamed on the Roland and BOSS Facebook pages as a Facebook Live event, which can be viewed on https://www.facebook.com/BOSS/videos/10155151148298588/

  • Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning artist ANDY SUMMERS rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era. SUMMERS’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a new paradigm for guitarists that has been widely imitated in the decades since. Not one to ever rest on his laurels, SUMMERS launched a prolific solo career that continues to this day, positioning him on the cutting edge of musical innovation – all the while following his passion for music as he keeps diligently busy writing, touring and recording in the studio. As a guitarist, songwriter and composer, his 14th solo album, TRIBOLUMINESCENCE (set for release by Flickering Shadow Productions on March 24, available on all digital platforms in the U.S. and via Amazon and Cargo Records in the U.K.), proves to be his most introspective work to date and is a collection of nine new tracks reflecting the style that Summers has evocatively dubbed “New Exotic.”

  • Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation today confirmed that Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe. Complete itinerary follows. Additional dates in South America and Asia will soon be announced. On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros. For full details of the tour visit http://www.sting.com/tour

  • On November 12, Sting will perform an exclusive concert in Paris for the re-opening of the Bataclan. The artist will be joined by a 3-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), Vinnie Colauita (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) performing songs from his new album 57th & 9th. Sting says, "In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents. In doing so we hope to respect the memory as well as the life affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them." All revenue from the show will be donated to Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternité Verité.

  • "I LOVE TODAY", is the title of Henry Padovani's new album which was released on September 2. Henry: "About time as well. I agree. But, we had to add 2 more songs to it. I love today, title of the album and Le Temps, both new songs. We recorded those 2 at 811 studios, in Horsham. Analog, of course. Mark St John played drums, and engineered (!!), Dick Taylor played bass, Samuel Brothers electric guitar and I played acoustic and sung. We have 13 tracks, and apart from those 2, we recorded at the Smoke House studios in London." For more information or to buy please visit http://www.henrypadovani.com/

  • The Progressive Music Awards, presented by Prog Magazine, were held in early September at the Underglobe in London's South Bank. Nine of the thirteen awards for the evening were won by veteran artists with the band Big Big Train the only one to win two awards, Live Event and Band of the Year which were both fan voted awards. Among the other publicly voted awards, The Anchoress won the Limelight Award for rising star, The Mute Gods took the Vanguard Award for artists moving into the mainstream, iamthemorning received Album of the Year for Lighthouse, and Anthony Phillips' Esoteric Reissue Series took the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award. The rest of the categories, chosen by a panel of experts, went to veteran artists including the Buggles, Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson, former Police guitarist Andy Summers and Jon Hiseman of Colosseum. (c) Vintage Vinyl News

  • It's a perfect Saturday morning, but Sting, unshaven and scruffy, is lying on a couch in a darkened New York studio, taking a nap before starting work for the day. He's still recovering from playing New York's Jones Beach Theater last night, the third date of his co-headlining summer tour with Peter Gabriel. "That was a workout," he says. "I've been up since 5:30. I'm the son of a milkman." Sting is working overtime to finish 57th & 9th (named after the intersection he crosses to get to the studio every day), which has him returning to the guitar-driven rock music he hasn't made in decades. "It's not a lute album," he says with a smile, a reference to 2006's Songs From the Labyrinth. "It's rockier than anything I've done in a while. This record is a sort of omnibus of everything that I do, but the flagship seems to be this energetic thing. I'm very happy to put up the mast and see how it goes." Read the full article at http://www.rollingstone.com/

  • On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, & Sting arrived for their first interview at my Memphis radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine. It seems that stardom had occurred in the UK after the release of their second album Regatta de Blanc , but mainstream popularity in the U.S. still eluded them. Thinking aloud during the interview, main songwriter Sting remarked, ” I wonder what it would take to write a hit song in America. The idea appeals to me.” So when the third Police album, Zenyatta Mondatta, appeared barely ten months later in October 1980 containing the hits “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”, “When the World Is Running Down” , “Driven to Tears“, & “De Do Do Do“, I had to smile & admit to myself that Sting certainly did not take long to figure that out. – Redbeard. More at http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/police-zenyatta-mondatta-35th-...

  • Sting returns to Chile on October 29 to perform his greatest hits at the Movistar Arena in Santiago. Tickets for the show are available now from http://www.puntoticket.com/sting. Two days later he visits Argentina where he will perform at the inaugural show of the DIRECTV Arena in Buenos Aires on October 31. Pre exclusive tickets sale for cardholders of BBVA Frances with 15% of discount and general ticket on-sale information will be released soon. Information on ticket sales will be released shortly so stay tuned to Sting.com for more information...

  • Over the years, countless renowned musicians have gone the “me-only” route in the recording studio (handling all the songwriting, production and instrumental duties solo). Prince, Stevie Wonder and Todd Rundgren immediately come to mind. Police guitarist Andy Summers can now be added to the list. His latest album, Metal Dog, is his experimental/instrumental solitary pursuit, but it didn’t stem from some anti-social bent or ego trip. Nor has Summers closed the door on the Police. We checked in with him about the release of the project as well as his recent documentary, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, and of course, the possibility of the band’s reunion. Read the full interview here...