Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit.

Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. The event will be held May 19 at New York's Carnegie Hall and will feature additional performers to be announced. Regular tickets will be available next month from the Carnegie Hall box office; special packages which include a post-show dinner can be purchased by calling 212-247-7800.

Sting and Crow's new duet, "Always on Your Side," is No. 14 this week on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and No. 19 on the Adult Contemporary tally.

Meanwhile, Sting has drafted rock act Fiction Plane (fronted by his son Joe Sumner) as the support act for all but five dates on his summer European tour. As previously reported, the trek will begin July 4 at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon and run through July 28 in Moscow.

Beforehand, Sting will drop by the Caribbean island of Tobago (April 23) as well as Puerto Rico (April 27), in advance of an April 29 appearance at the annual Tiger Jam in Las Vegas.

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