Sting 'not nostalgic' as world tour hits final stretch...
November 05, 2012 

Sting may be celebrating 25 years in music, but the one-time "Police" frontman hates to look back, he told AFP on the final stretch of a year-long tour that wraps up in Asia in December.

"I'm not a very nostalgic person. It's just not in my nature," the singer said in an email interview, before arriving in France this week for the latest leg in the "Back to Bass" tour, launched in 2011.

Once the tour is over - the last programmed date is in Jakarta on December 15, final stop after half a dozen Asian gigs - Sting intends to move on.

"After this tour, I'm switching gears a bit and will continue work on the play I'm writing," said the singer, born Gordon Sumner, who just turned 61.

Based in his native city of Newcastle in northern England, and entitled "The Last Ship", the musical work tells the story of shipyard workers who decide to build their own vessel.

"We're in the very early stages, but I've found myself very inspired. I've written a lot of new songs for the project. It's completely uncharted territory for me and it's quite exciting."

These last few years, Sting had shot away from The Police's 1980s repertoire, with the 2006 "Songs of the Labyrinth" featuring an Elizabethan lute, and the 2009 "If On A Winter's Night" inspired by the chilly mornings of his childhood.

"Throughout the process of compiling material for the (25 Years) box set, I was sort of forced to look back, when my instinct is always to move forward."

Even in Police classics like "Englishman in New York," "Message in a Bottle" or "Roxanne" - "which I've probably sung thousands of times" - Sting said there was "always something new to be found."

"It is my job to sing these songs every night with the passion and same sense of discovery as when I wrote them."

© 2012 AFP
ishigami November 16,2012
Back to Bass Tour
You are not coming to Japan? I believe you will come! ishigami
satoko November 05,2012
from Japan
It is very very disappointing and sad that he is not coming to Japan in his Back to Bass tour this time. We are recovering from the disaster at Fulushima and we need the power of HIS music... Hope we can see him sometime soon again in Japan. We love you, Sting.
good_rabbit November 05,2012
Police Classics ! Police classics like "Englishman in New York"...hmmm, i never realized this was a Police Song...


Nov 02, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Telethon Gets Help From Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige. Christina Aguilera, Sting, Billy Joel, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi also performed and urged viewers to donate - reports MTV...

In an effort to alleviate some of the suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy's devastation earlier this week, NBC Universal hosted a live benefit concert, "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," on Friday (November 2). Proceeds from the hour-long telethon, which featured a slew of charitably-minded A-list celebrities who donated their time and voices to the cause, will go to the American Red Cross. Hosted by "Today" show's Matt Lauer, the commercial-free affair included heartfelt performances from East Coast natives Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Mary J Blige and Jon Bon Jovi (who rushed home from London to be there)...
Nov 01, 2012

NBC-Universal To Host Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Featuring Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, And More...

On Friday, November 2, NBC-Universal will broadcast a one-hour telethon and concert for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The telethon, "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," will be live-streamed on and will broadcast at 8PM Eastern and on a tape delay for the West Coast of the US. Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon, and Christina Aguilera are all scheduled to appear at Rockefeller Center in New York City for the benefit. NBC's Matt Lauer will serve as host, with the telecast airing on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E!. Money raised will benefit the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter and other support to those affected by the hurricane. To donate, please visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation...