04.28.10 Sting appeared on NPR's 'Talk Of The Nation' programme yesterday to talk about his world tour and humanitarian work...


It's been over 30 years since British school teacher Gordon Sumner reinvented himself as the chart-topping, award-winning musician known as Sting. Sting talks about his career, environmental activism, and upcoming world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Touring with a symphony is bound to be different from traveling with rock musicians. But Sting values "variety and surprise." He anticipates a "successful partnership" with the orchestra. "I think the old idea of symphonic musicians being sort of long-haired intellectual snobs is over," Sting tells NPR's Neal Conan.

Additionally, says Sting, "there's enough harmonic movement in the music, and enough energy and interest in it" that he thinks the orchestra will enjoy playing with him.

Listen online to the full interbiew and phone-in at Sting interview on NPR.

We are pleased to announce the addition of a second concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO on June 10 on the forthcoming "An Evening With Sting featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Conducted By Steven Mercurio" tour, presented by Xerox. This date completes the North American tour schedule. The new date will be available for presale to Fan Club members beginning this Saturday, May 1. Legacy members will have a one hour advance window when presales open at 10am (local time) with the presales then open to all members at 11am (local time)...
Sting and Trudie spoke to CNN about Climate change yesterday at the Climate Rally in Washington DC. Watch their interview here...
Celebrity performers, advocates and citizens gathered Sunday for the Climate Rally with two goals: to celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary and to demand that Congress pass a climate and clean energy bill in 2010. The musical lineup included Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Passion Pit and more. Men, women and children of all ages. Sign-carrying activists walked among tourists heading to the Smithsonian. A tight throng filled the area near the stage while others sat on blankets, threw Frisbees, Hula Hooped and walked dogs throughout the Mall...
It is with great honour and pleasure to announce that Sting will be headlining this years' edition of the successful concert series Symphonica in Rosso. Following concerts in previous years by Marco Borsato, Paul de Leeuw, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, Sting will be performing his most celebrated songs accompanied by the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and conducted by Steven Mercurio, at the most spectacular music event in The Netherlands. The 5th edition of Symphonica in Rosso will commence on October 15 and promises to be, the highlight of the 2010 musical year. LATEST: A second show has been added at Symphonica in Rosso in Arnhem on October 16. There will be no fan club presale for this add-on show and tickets will go on public sale from April 26...
Earth Day Network today announced that Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Q-Tip, Booker T and other artists will perform at The Climate Rally on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25. Other environmental stewards and notable figures attending include Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler and author, Margaret Atwood...