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Sting is coming to Taos

'Sting: My Songs' is billed as 'a rollicking, dynamic show' planned September 2

By Rick Romancito
tempo@taosnews.com
Posted 4/29/19

The Town of Taos, AMP Concerts and Cherrytree Management have confirmed that Sting will perform in Taos September 2 at Kit Carson Park.

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Sting is coming to Taos

'Sting: My Songs' is billed as 'a rollicking, dynamic show' planned September 2

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The Town of Taos, AMP Concerts and Cherrytree Management have confirmed that Sting will perform in Taos on September 2 at Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

"Sting: My Songs" is described as "a rollicking, dynamic show focusing on the most beloved songs written by Sting and spanning the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist," a Monday (April 29) press release states.

Fans can expect to hear “Englishman In New York,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle” and many more, with Sting accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble.

Tickets for Sting’s concert at Kit Carson Park on Monday, September 2 will go on sale starting Friday (May 3) at 10 a.m.  online at taos.org/sting.

Members of Sting’s Fan Club will have the opportunity to access tickets in advance by visiting www.sting.com. Visit taos.org for more information on lodging, activities and trip ideas.

According to the announcement: Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, an announcement reads.

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 11 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (including 2017’s nomination for “The Empty Chair” from JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.

Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has received the Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Award of Merit and The Polar Music Prize. Sting has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Music by the University of Northumbria (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006) and Brown University at its 250th Commencement ceremony (2018).

Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Following his critically-acclaimed album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop collection in over a decade, Sting and reggae star, Shaggy released a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, that draws from the many surprising connections at the heart of their music. With its title referencing their home country codes, 44/876 first and foremost honors the duo’s mutual love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s homeland, and the place where Sting penned such classics as The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.” Their chart-topping release debuted at #1 in Germany and Top 10 in the UK. It has spent over 20 weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae Album chart in the US, earned Gold certifications in Poland and France and most recently received the GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album.

Following their world tour, the iconic duo, both managed by The Cherrytree Music Company, will bring their 44/876 Tour to the UK from May 19 - 25 for a series of intimate and exclusive concerts, hailed “a reggae rock dance party that never lets up.”

On May 24, a new album entitled "Sting: My Songs," featuring contemporary interpretations of his most celebrated hits, will be released and followed by a European summer tour of the same name. Sting’s ‘My Songs’ tour will consist of a rollicking, dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs spanning the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist.

As recently announced, Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 22, 2020. The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations.

He has appeared in more than 15 films, executive produced the critically acclaimed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and in 1989 starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway. His most recent theatre project was the TONY-nominated musical The Last Ship, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised. The show, with music and lyrics by Sting, ran on Broadway in 2014/2015 and completed a critically-acclaimed UK regional theatre tour which ran from March-July 2018. Most recently, Sting starred as shipyard foreman Jackie White in the Toronto-based production of The Last Ship at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He will reprise the role for productions in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre (January 14 – February 16, 2020) and in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (February 20 – March 22, 2020).

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 18 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.
www.sting.com.

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