Sting performed an eleven song set on November 3 at the La Dolce Vita event at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion.
Fox News reported "[Sting and Trudie] had other things on their minds last night. They were honored by Food for Life at this very expensive dinner at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, and they made sure to give back to the people who forked over $20-$25,000 per table to be there.
Sting set up a real stage with lights and an excellent sound system, brought a band and performed a tight, exciting one-hour set (Donna Karan, Olivia Harrison, Ann Jones and Boston's philanthropic Bobby Sager were some of their guests).
Imagine, though, that there were fewer than 300 people in the room, dancing to 'Roxanne', 'Message in a Bottle', 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', 'Spirits in the Material World', 'Fields of Gold', 'If I Ever Lose My Faith in You', 'Desert Rose', the Beatles' 'A Day in the Life', and 'Englishman in New York'.
No one was disappointed, except nightclub doyenne Amy Sacco - whose club, Bungalow 8, everyone retreated to after the show - was sorry Sting didn't play 'Canary in a Coal Mine'. He does not take requests.
Sting is 54 and he still looks no more than 34. On stage he peeled down to a muscle shirt, and showed off his lean, yoga'd physique. Toward the end of the show, nearly 50 youngish women, wives of lawyers and bankers, hopped on stage and surrounded him, boogieing for the two closing numbers. Sting was all grins. It like that Robert Palmer video, 'Addicted to Love', come true. The ladies were in full swoon. There was the momentary fantasy that they had a chance. Fat chance.
Sting and the equally youthful, glamorous Trudie - who's directing and producing films, running charities and a family with six kids - love pulling fast ones on the press. Earlier this week, they got a kick out of a gossip item claiming Sting was entertaining a bevy of young beauties late on Halloween night at Bungalow 8.
The couple did nothing to correct it, but the "beauties" included two of his three daughters and their friends. Trudie was there, too, wearing a mask. They love leaving the impression that they have a wild open marriage. But after an hour last night, they retreated home to the Upper West Side, ceding Bungalow 8 to the kids.
"I'm going to get [lucky]," Sting laughed as the couple exited."
The full set list was Message In A Bottle, If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Spirits In The Material World, Englishman In New York, Heavy Cloud No Rain, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Fields Of Gold, A Day In The Life, Roxanne, Desert Rose, Every Breath You Take.