Sting - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]

15-09-1997 / London / Royal Albert Hall / UK
Sting, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Elton John and Eric Clapton performed at the beneft "Music For Montserrat" to raise money for the volcano-ravaged Carribean island of Montserrat. Tickets for "music for Montserrat" went on sale on 01-08-1997, price 25, 40 and 60. The event raised 1.5 million. Also performing were Mick Hucknall, Jools Holland, Midge Ure and the Montserratian singer Arrow.
Together with Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins he performed Money For Nothing. Later Sting and Dominic Miller performed a set of three acoustic songs: Message In A Bottle, Fields Of Gold and Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. The show ended when all artists joined Paul McCartney for Hey Jude and an unrehearsed version of Kansas City. The event was organized by the Geroge Martin, who owned a house and a studio on Montserrat and raised about one million pounds to help the people of the stricken volcanic island. On 25-07-1997 the Soufriere Hills Volcano erupted and took the lives of twenty people, including a servant of Martin. The event was broadcasted by Sky TV on a pay-per-view basis. The charge of 5 went to the Montserrat charity.

Mark Knopfler, Paul McCartney, George Martin and Sting before the Music For Montserrat benefit in London (Sept. 15, 1997)
Sting, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton during the Music For Montserrat benefit in London (Sept. 15, 1997)

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