Sting and Paul Simon rehearsing for upcoming tour

9:04 PM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
This June 13, 2013 file photo, Sting performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th annual induction and awards gala in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits.

It was Simon's idea for the tour, hatched when he came downstairs in their New York apartment building to ask if Sting would be interested. Of course, Sting told him, having first heard Simon & Garfunkel when he was a 15-year-old in England.

Sting says they're starting the process of selecting the set list for the tour, which opens Feb. 8 in Houston. He says 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 benefit in New York last year, and Sting says he was surprised by how well their voices blended.

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