Rock legends Sting
and Paul Simon
kicked off an extensive collaborative tour together on Saturday night at the Toyota Center
in Houston, TX. Over the course of the near three-hour show the men teamed up on 10 songs
and each offered individual performances backed by their talented bands.
Paul and Sting started off the show by collaborating on "Brand New Day," "The Boy In The
Bubble" and "Fields Of Gold," before Simon ceded the stage to the former Police front man.
Sting offered a brief mix of solo and Police classics until Simon returned to help out on "Love Is
The Seventh Wave" and "Mother & Child Reunion." Paul's first turn on stage with just his band
was heavy on solo material such as "Crazy Love II" and the more recent "Dazzling Blue."
Following a Sting/Simon duet on "Fragile," Sting treated the crowd to a solo version of
Simon & Garfunkel's "America." More Police and Sting solo gems gave way to a duet on "The
Boxer." Simon's second turn on stage included his "Kodachrome" / "Gone At Last" mashup
that he's performed on recent tours. The show came to a close with a four-song
collaborative encore of "Every Breath You Take," "Late In The Evening," "Bridge Over
Troubled Water" and "When Will I Be Loved."
The tour continues tomorrow night at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Check out the setlist from the tour opener:
Watch 12 fan-shot videos from Saturday's show thanks to DeadMike.com:
Tracklist: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Love Is The Seventh Wave, 50 Ways To
Leave Your Lover, Me & Julio, Fragile, Message In A Bottle, The Boxer, Obvious Child,
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, You Can Call Me Al, Bridge Over Troubled Water, When
Will I Be Loved