Sting

From10 May 2019to01 September 2019

Sting

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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, the singer-songwriter known as the lead singer of The Police.

Sting was born in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. In 1977 Gordon moved from Newcastle to London and met Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani to form a new wave band called The Police. They enjoyed success from the late 70’s to early 80’s, releasing five albums, four of which topped the charts in the UK and one that topped the charts in the US also. They enjoyed huge success with their punk-inspired sounds which developed into a minimalist reggae-tinged rock/pop and had a plethora of hit singles including ‘Message In A Bottle’ ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ ‘Every Breath You Take’ and ‘Walking On The Moon’.

The band unofficially parted after their final release ‘Synchronicity’ to focus on their solo careers. Sting’s first solo gig was at Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball where he performed solo versions of tracks such as ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Message In A Bottle’. In 1985, Sting finally released his debut record which featured a heavier lean towards jazz including the musicians Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones, Omar Hakim and Branford Marsalis. Once again, he enjoyed a number of hit singles from the record and within a year it had been awarded triple platinum. To add to the accolades Sting also received four Grammy nominations for ‘The Dream Of Blue Turtles’.

Sting was part of the iconic Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ charity single which raised money for famine victims in Ethiopia and took part in the live aid concert the following year, playing a selection of The Police hits. His next album ‘…Nothing Like The Sun’ mirrored the successes of his first, more hit singles, more Grammy Nominations and this time a Brit Award for Best Album. The following four releases all reached the top five of the UK charts and have now been certified as platinum selling. In 2007 he reunited with his Police bandmates as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing ‘Roxanne’ and subsequently announced a huge worldwide tour which sold out almost instantly.

Sting has had multiple successes both with his band and as a solo artist. He has accumulated a total of sixteen Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is known for his musical abilities but also his activism, becoming patrons for several charities including Elton John’s AIDS foundation. He has sold over 100 million records to date.

Friday 10 May 2019 – Sunday 12 May 2019
Sting
Kaaboo Texas 2019
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, US

Sunday 23 June 2019
Sting
Jahngelände Forchheim, Forchheim, Germany

Tuesday 25 June 2019
Sting
Sparkassenpark, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Wednesday 26 June 2019
Sting
Openair-platz Der Emslandarena, Lingen, Germany

Thursday 04 July 2019
Sting
Messe Graz Freigelände, Graz, Austria

Friday 05 July 2019
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Clam Castle (Burg Clam), Klam, Austria

Saturday 06 July 2019
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Freilichtbühne Peissnitz, Halle, Germany

Wednesday 10 July 2019
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Musik-arena, Munich, Germany

Monday 15 July 2019
Sting
Kunst!rasen Bonn/gronau, Bonn, Germany

Thursday 25 July 2019
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Chapiteau Jim Marciac, Marciac, France

Friday 26 July 2019
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Theatre Jean-deschamps, Carcassonne, France

Friday 26 July 2019 – Sunday 04 August 2019
Sting
Festival foire aux vins d’Alsace 2019
Foire aux Vins d’Alsace, Parc Expo, Colmar, France

Saturday 27 July 2019
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Stage Jules Ladoumègue, Vitrolles, France

Thursday 01 August 2019
Sting
Theatre De Plein Air – Parc Des Expo, Colmar, France

Friday 30 August 2019 – Sunday 01 September 2019
Sting
JAS Aspen Snowmass – Labor Day Experience – 3-Day Passes 2019
Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass Village, CO, US

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