Sting Kicks Off North American Tour With Pair In Vegas

Sting kicked off his 2023 North American tour with a pair of concerts at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The former Police frontman recently wrapped up the European leg of his My Songs Tour with a mixture of old faves from the '70s and '80s along with cuts from his solo albums.

"I always try to give the audience what it wants, songs they know and love and are familiar with, but there’s also a bargain to be struck," Sting told Clash Music in 2022. "At some point they’re going to have to listen to something they don’t know, something they’re not familiar with, and with the hope that these new songs will also become old friends eventually."

Mine. Mine! Says the playfully combative Gordon Sumner.

The 71 year-old actor/model/musician sent out an S-O-S at the start of the show to the 20k attendees off the Strip with the Police mainstay, "Message in the Bottle" which segued nicely into "Englishman in New York" from his second solo LP.

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" followed to bring people back into their vintage vibe. Of the 15 tunes Mr. Sumner performed for the crowd of about 20,000 just six were from his Police era.

Of those not getting a lot of play on this tour include "Don't Stand So Close To Me," "Murder By Numbers" and "Driven to Tears."

Has he set them free because he loves them so much?

Of the tracks from his solo years, "Russians," which seems like an extremely timely tune to play these days, only comes out every now and then. The last time he performed the song begging for peace was in May 2022.

While in Sin City, Sting explained why the roulette wheel is called The Devil's Wheel.

Sting explains why the roulette wheel is called The Devils Wheel.

The singer who has written about the fallen angel in "Wrapped Around Your Finger," told the audience that if you add up all the numbers on the popular casino game, they total 666.

Asked Google. Checks out.

Missed opportunity. Instead of covering the Iron Maiden anthem "The Number of the Beast," Sing sang "Shape of My Heart," keeping with the theme of his songs.

You should not miss the opportunity to see this 16x Grammy-winning singer songwriter. He is touring through North America thru October with stops at Red Rocks, Rogers Arena in BC, and the Hollywood Bowl. His son Joe is the opener.

Get your tickets on his website.

09/05 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/07 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/08 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/12 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
09/17 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center ATX
09/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/21 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/23 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
10/01 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
10/02 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
10/04 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
10/12 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
10/14 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/15 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2023, 05:41 Etc/UTC