Belfast Telegraph

Sting and Paul Simon ready to tour

Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a series of gigs in which they are expected to sing each other's biggest hits.

The pair, who are friends and neighbours, came up with the idea at their New York apartment building - with Simon first asking Sting if he would be interested in such a tour.

Sting said the pair are now starting the process of selecting the set-list for the tour, which opens on February 8 in Houston, Texas.

He said Simon has asked him to sing Bridge Over Troubled Water, while Simon is eager to sing Sting's songs Fields Of Gold and Fragile.

They first sang together at a charity concert in New York last year, and Sting said he was surprised at how well their voices blended.

"He's the master," Sting said. "If I ever wanted to emulate a literary and literate songwriter, then Paul Simon would be the person I would go to."

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