Andy Summers will bring solo show to Newton Theatre in June

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Andy Summers will perform at The Newton Theatre, June 1.

Guitarist, photographer and writer Andy Summers will bring his multimedia show — titled “The Cracked Lens + A Missing String: A Fantastic Evening With a Brilliant Practitioner of the Guitar, Camera and Written Word,” to The Newton Theatre, June 1. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.; visit

Summers, of course, is best known as the guitarist for The Police.

According to his website,, “This is a continuation of Andy’s solo project, where he projects sequences of photography with music.” The show also includes autobiographical storytelling.

He said of the show in a recent interview, “I have a cinema screen and I project all sorts of crazy photography stuff and that’s what we’re doing. It’s a combination of tracks that I play to and some actual solo guitar pieces. I do a whole Brazilian section, which is really solo guitar with one sort of little Brazilian drum, which is very nice. And I’ve added a little bit more Police into it now, but my own versions. And now I can play with the original backings that have just become available to us. …

“There’s a wonderful Police section at the end with an incredible collage of stuff that I shot in the ’80s on the road in America, not only of the three of us in the band, but all sorts of scenes from places like Tennessee and rural America. It looked pretty different then than it does now.”

There also will be a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York on June 12; visit


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