XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, will debut the latest installment of "Artist Confidential," its popular performance and interview series, featuring legendary music artist Sting on Monday, October 16. Taped before a live audience of friends and Sting.com members at XM's New York studios in Jazz @ Lincoln Center on October 9, Sting's XM performance served as his first North American performance in support of his latest album, 'Songs From the Labyrinth', a collection of Elizabethan-era tunes from the works of John Dowland performed on the lute.
Accompanied by the 12-person choir, "Tapestry," and lutenist Edin Karamazov, the hour-plus long XM Artist Confidential performance included works from the new album, which was released on Tuesday. In addition, the evening's set list included Sting playing a few songs not traditionally performed on the lute - his 1993 hit 'Fields of Gold', legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's 'Hell Hound on My Trail', and The Police's 'Message in a Bottle'.
The Sting Artist Confidential premieres on XM Monday, October 16 at Noon ET on XM Pops (XM 113), with additional encores airing through out the week - (see right).