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Music legend, Sting is coming to Toronto late summer


Pre-sale tickets for Sting’s My Songs tour go on sale today, Wednesday April 12, 2023

TORONTO, April 12, 2023 – Music legend, Sting has just announced that he and his incredibly talented band will be kicking off the autumn leg of their North American MY SONGS tour in Toronto. Well, actually Sting will touch down on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on September 5, so it is technically still summer. Other stops slated for the autumn 2023 tour include Boston, Denver, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Rogers.

Tickets will go on pre-sale to Sting.com members today, Wednesday. April 12 at 10am (local time) and on public sale on Friday, April 14 at 10am (local time).

Sting’s Autumn My Songs tour dates are:

Tue, 5 Sep / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage
Thu, 7 Sep / Boston, MA / MGM Fenway Music Hall
Wed, 20 Sep / Denver, CO / Red Rocks
Sat, 23 Sep / Salt Lake City, UT / USANA Amphitheater
Fri, 29 Sep / Vancouver, BC / Rogers Arena
Mon, 2 Oct / San Francisco, CA / Concord Pavilion
Wed, 4 Oct / San Diego, CA / Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sat, 7 Oct / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl
Mon, 9 Oct / Phoenix, AZ / Arizona Financial Theatre
Thu, 12 Oct / Rogers, AR / Walmart AMP

Sting – photo by Mayumi Nashida

Who is Sting?

The Police

In case you know very little about one of Britain’s music legends, Sting is a composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form massive 80s hit-makers, 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

The Awards – Commander of the Order of the British Empire

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, a
TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person
of the Year. In 2003, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his myriad of contributions to music. 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 100 million albums from his
combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting 57th & 9th album cover

Every Breath He Takes – Sting’s music career

Following his critically acclaimed album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop collection in
over a decade, Sting and reggae icon, Shaggy, both managed by the Cherrytree Music
Company, released a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876,
drawing from the many surprising connections at the heart of their music. With its
title referencing their home country codes, 44/876 first and foremost honours 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 spent over 20 weeks atop
Billboard’s Reggae Album chart in the US, earned Gold certifications in Poland and
France and received the GRAMMY Award® for Best Reggae Album.

Sting & Shaggy 44/876 album cover

In 2019, Sting was honoured at the BMI Pop Awards for his enduring hit single “Every
Breath You Take,” which has become the Most Performed Song, with 15 million radio
plays, from BMI’s catalog of over 14 million musical works.

Also in 2019, an album entitled My Songs, featuring contemporary interpretations of
his most celebrated hits, was released and followed by a world tour of the same name,
which will resume later this year and extend through 2022. Sting’s ‘My Songs’ World
Tour is a dynamic and exuberant show featuring his most beloved songs spanning the
17-time GRAMMY Award® winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo

Always known as a musical explorer, pioneering genre-bending sounds and
collaborations, Sting’s next release Duets, compiles some of his most celebrated
collaborations, including those with Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie
Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi
and more.

The Bridge

Sting’s latest album, The Bridge, showcases his prolific and diverse songwriting
prowess. Written and recorded in a year of global pandemic, this new collection finds
him ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and
extraordinary social and political turmoil. Representing various stages and
styles from throughout his unrivaled career and drawing inspiration from genres
including rock n’ roll, jazz, classical music and folk, the eclectic album features Sting’s
quintessential sound on pop-rock tracks such as the album’s opening rock
salvo “Rushing Water” and new indie-pop sounding “If It’s Love.”

Sting just completed another Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” at
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show presented a compendium of Sting’s
songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and

Sting’s Film and Theatre Exploits

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

His most recent theatre project is the Tony®-nominated musical The Last
, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the
northeast 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 UK regional theatre tour
which ran from March-July 2018.

Sting Stars in Toronto production of The Last Ship

Sting then starred as shipyard foreman Jackie White in the Toronto-based production of The Last Ship at the Princess of Wales Theatre. In 2020, he reprised the role for productions in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson
Theatre and San Francisco at the Golden Gate Theatre.

Sting’s philanthropy

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty
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 19 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.

Sting – photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Find Sting here:

Instagram: @theofficialsting
Twitter: @officialsting
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2TU4Y1Z

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