Before the excellent second opening act (The Last Bandoleros), before even the first very good opening act (his son, Joe Sumner), Sting was the very first person to take the stage of the Smart Financial Center Thursday night. Part warmup, part introduction to the night, he grabbed his acoustic guitar, talked a little about his previous trips to Houston and played a lovely version of “Heading South on the Great...
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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...
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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."
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...
2007: Sting & Edin Karamazov performed at the Jahrunderthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.
2004: Sting performed at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, USA.
2003: Sting and Craig David recorded a performance of 'Rise And Fall' in London for later broadcast on 'Top of the Pops' and filmed a promotional video for the song.
1997: Sting and Trudie attended the premiere of their friend Howard Stern's movie 'Private Parts' at the Madison Square Garden Theatre, New York.
1994: Sting performed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, USA.
1991: Sting performed at Miami Arena, USA.
1988: Sting performed at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, USA.
1985: Sting performed at the Ritz Club in New York City.
1981: The Police's 'Zenyatta Mondatta' album was certified platinum in the USA.
1980: The Police performed at Today's World Disco in Hong Kong.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Scratch me and I'll sing Carousel or Oklahoma. Indirectly, Andrew Lloyd Webber was my first employer in the theatre. I worked in the pit on the revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Newcastle."