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Sting

2nd September 2017 - Saturday 20:00

Sting, England’s sensational multi genre artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion!

Sting (birth name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) was born in Wallsend (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) in 1951 and is a singer, songwriter, and actor.

He got his nickname from always wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes and he began his musical journey as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police (1977 to 1984). He went on to have an illustrious solo career with 12 studio albums and he’s also starred in many films. His musical style can be best described as a blend of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new age (a style intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism, and includes both acoustic elements such as flutes, piano, acoustic guitar and a wide variety of non-Western acoustic instruments, and electronic forms, frequently relying on sustained synth pads or long sequencer based runs) and worldbeat (a style that mixes Western pop music or rock music with world music or folk music influences). He’s won 16 Grammy Awards (from 38 nominations), 25 American Music Awards (from 37 nominations), and he's also received a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to music.

Don’t miss your chance to see lead singer and bassist for the Police who pursued a solo career distinguished by his sophisticated blend of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat!