Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (better known as Sting) first became popular as frontman of the Police. From 1978-1983, the band produced five chart topping studio albums that won them a total of six Grammy Awards. Despite reaching major success through a short span of time, the Police disbanded to pursue different solo opportunities.
Sting released his debut solo album "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" in 1985. The 3x Platinum record feature songs that include "Fortress Around Your Heart," "Russians" and "Love Is the Seventh Wave." He has since come out with six additional platinum albums. His latest project "If on a Winter's Night" has already received Gold recognition. Sting will be touring all across the U.S. to further promote the album.
Sting kicked off his Symphonicity tour last night in Vancouver with a 3-hour marathon show featuring symphonic and inspiring arrangements of his classic hits, from his days as front man of the Police to his more middle-of-the-road solo career alongside the Roral Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Stingâ€™s most recent release is If On A Winterâ€™s Nightâ€¦ (2009) is a 17-track disc mostly made up of winter or Christmas-related lyrical themes and classical-influenced pop music. He'll be playing the Comcast Center with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio on July 29th. Backed by a 45-piece orchestra as well as his own three-piece band, Sting is likely to play all of your favorite songs in new and exciting arrangements that show off his musical and artistic genius.