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'In the Footsteps of Sting'

  • TYNE IDOLS PICK-UP POINT Bewick Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 (map)
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This special tour has been timed to coincide with the Spillers Whalf performance of 'The Last Ship' which starts at 5pm. Please note: this tour does not include a ticket to that performance.

Sting spent his formative years on Tyneside, his childhood in the ship building town of Wallsend and then his early days as a musician gigging around the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Our Tyne Idols ‘In The Footsteps of Sting’ Tour will visit locations of special interest to Sting fans: the site of his Dad’s dairy business, the place where he bought his first real guitar. Pubs, clubs, concert halls, churches, shipyards and universities. Sites located between the city and the coast near to the river that played such a big part in his most recent and ambitious work, ‘The Last Ship’.

There will be stops for refreshments and a surprise guest or two with an insight into Sting’s early musical experiments on Tyneside in the 1960s and ‘70s.

As just one of many satisfied passengers from one of our previous Sting Tours put it... "The bus tour had my eyes watering as soon as 'Waters of Tyne' came on as we crossed the Tyne ... and my tears were never far away after that ... feelings so powerful."

The 'In The Footsteps of Sting' Tour leaves from Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tickets for this fascinating insight into the local life and times of one of the world's most successful artists are £15pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email

For general enquiries please email