Strange Bedfellows: Sting and Bruce Springsteen Assistant Photo Producer Samantha Harmon came across this unlikely video of Sting and Bruce Springsteen performing a live duet version of the latter’s "The River." Unlikely because who’d have imagined a) that Sting could credibly interpret one of Bruce’s down-home working-class anthems, and b) that Sting would look so good rocking a ponytail? Check out the Stingspreen duet below, and let us know what you think.

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  • Jason

    Sting Rules

  • Red

    Bruce rules more.

  • Karoline

    Thanks for finding this, Samantha! This rocks. Sting’s ponytail is cool, but what the heck is he wearing?

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  • ZF

    Wasn’t Sting a public school teacher? I know that isn’t blue collar, but I don’t find it hard to believe he’d be able to identify with “working class” people.

  • john

    filmed at Madison Square Garden. It was a great show.

  • jt

    I agree with Karoline – Sting’s ponytail isn’t so bad, but that sweater is unforgivable. I saw Bruce in concert in London last November, and Sting was in the audience – in a much better outfit, by the way.

    • Dietmar

      hi, I’m working on a website about the Police / Sting and would like to know the exact date of that concert Sting attended…

  • ABW

    Sorry, john, but I’m almost positive this wasn’t filmed at Madison Square Garden. It was performed as part of the Amnesty International Tour almost 20 years ago at a stadium (Giants Stadium, I believe).

  • Lena

    sting and bruce and peter gabriel at Amnesty concert in Sao Paulo Brazil

  • mark

    I agree with ABW this was part of the Amnesty International tour more than 20 years ago (ouch). But it was nice seeing both artists perform together.

  • Jeff

    This was the Amnesty International Tour. Bruce joined Sting to sing Every Breath You Take. They have become close friends. Plus Sting came from a working class background in England.

  • sha

    went to bruce-sting concert in new delhi way back in 1988…but what a concert!!

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  • NS

    This was filmed indeed at River Plate stadium, Buenos Aires, on the closing night of the Amnesty ยด88 tour.

  • andreea

    This is great. Sting is one of my best singers. I have all his albums and I will sure like to go see him in a concert. But i don`t think that will happen too soon, but still there are chances.
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