|Grammy® Award-winner Sting was aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in |
New York to perform songs from his latest album and new play, “The Last Ship,” in
the Royal Court Theatre on 28 October 2014. Photos Credit: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage
29 October 2014 – Sixteen-time Grammy® Award-winning musician Sting performed songs from his latest album, “The Last Ship,” and new Broadway musical of the same name in New York on board Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 on 28 October 2014.
The one-off performance took place in front of an invited audience in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre just two days after the musician made his official debut as a Broadway composer. To view photos and video highlights of Sting’s visit, click here.
Set in his hometown of Wallsend on Tyneside in the North East of England, “The Last Ship” draws on Sting’s memories of growing up next to the Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson shipyard. Over the years, 15 of Cunard’s ships were built there, including the four-funnelled Mauretania, once the biggest ship in the world.
“Cunard is one of the most famous names in shipping and a lot of very notable ships were built on Tyneside – Mauretania and Carpathia, to name but two. There’s a great lineage,” said Sting while visiting Queen Mary 2.