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February 22, 2017

In releasing "57th and 9th," all those public relations people and music reporters kept talking to Sting about how this was his first rock album in years. But to Sting, the former frontman of influential British export The Police, it didn't exactly feel that way. "I play rock and roll every night, and it's been part of my DNA since I was 7 years old," he laughed in an interview...

February 21, 2017

Member Exclusive: Last Bandoleros are bringing their exceptional musicianship and unbridled energy to the #57thAnd9thTour. I say they're like Los Lobos meet The Monkees but get to the show early and judge for yourself.

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February 21, 2017

Now that he's turned 65, Sting was sounding a bit nostalgic Monday night after he played "Message in a Bottle," perhaps his greatest song with The Police. "Forty years ago when I wrote this, only a dog was listening - and he was barely wagging his tail," he told about 5,000 fans at Verizon Theatre. "Forty years later, everyone in Dallas is singing all the words."

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February 20, 2017

Every touring artist panders to the city he’s performing in, but Sting seemed genuine when he called Austin “the hippest town in America” at the top of his set at ACL Live on Sunday. “I owe a lot to Austin,” he said, explaining that an Austin station “LBJ” (presumably KLBJ) was the first radio outlet in America to play the Police’s single “Roxanne” in 1979. Shortly after, he said, he...

February 18, 2017

Sting wasted no time getting to know his sold-out audience at the Pageant on Friday night during a stop on his up close and personal “57th & 9th Tour” stop, initially gracing the stage before opening acts the Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner. At the top of the evening, Sting walked onto the stage with a few words and a song. “I’m glad to be here. It’s my first time here. It’s...

February 17, 2017

This show was as much about its locale as it was its headliner: Sting, who for decades, as a solo artist and member of the Police, has filled arenas and stadiums, visited the intimate Uptown Theater on Thursday night, drawing a sold-out crowd of about 2,200 and delivering a bucket-list show for the ages...

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2014: Sting and Paul Simon performed at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, USA.

2011: Accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Sting performed at the Explanada Monumental in Lima, Peru.

2007: Sting & Edin Karamazov performed at the Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan, Italy.

2004: Sting performed at the State Theatre in Cleveland, USA.

2000: Sting collected two Grammy awards for Best Male Pop Vocal and Best Pop Album, at a ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

1996: Sting rehearsed with Elle Macpherson for a 'Saturday Night Live' appearance.

1994: Sting performed at the Miami Arena in Miami, USA.

1991: Sting performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, USA.

1988: Sting performed at the Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University in Lafayette, USA.

1978: The Police performed at Islington's Hope & Anchor pub in London, England.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I worry more about music in general than about a particular style of music. I think there is a lot more possible in music, but this idea of Rock'n' Roll has degenerated to a kind of Holy Cow."

 

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