ON THIS DAY...
2021: Sting performed at the Herod Atticus Theatre in Athens, Greece.
2018: Sting & Shaggy performed at The Pageant in St. Louis, USA.
2017: Sting performed at the New Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.
2016: Sting performed at the pre-game show before the AFL Final in Melbourne, Australia.
2013: Sting performed material from 'The Last Ship' at a benefit concert at the Anspacher Theater in New York. More ▶ Earlier in the day he appeared on 'Letterman'.
2011: Sting held his 60th birthday concert - a star-studded evening of thrilling performances - at the Beacon Theatre in New York. More ▶
2010: Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. More ▶
2007: The Police were in Paris where the French Culture Minister Christine Albanel conferred the Order of the Arts and Letters on the three band members in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
2004: Sting performed at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, USA. More ▶
2002: Sting was at Turin's Stadio Della Alpi to see Newcastle United take on Juventus in their European Cup soccer match.
1996: Sting performed at the Iwate Sangyo Bunka Centre in Morioka City, Japan.
1994: Sting performed at the Superbowl in Sun City, South Africa.
1991: Sting performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, USA.
1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the National Theatre in Washington DC.
1983: The Police performed at the Estadi Municipal Narcis Sala in Barcelona, Spain.
1981: The Police performed at the Sporthalle in Boeblingen, Germany.
"I think there's a difference between being in a band and being a songwriter. When you're in a band, you have to keep to the party line. You have to keep to the brand, the sound the band has, so your songwriting is limited in that sense. But when you're a songwriter without that, you can do whatever you choose."