Sting My Songs Tour coming to London Palladium for six shows in 2020
Sting will bring his My Songs Tour to the UK for six shows at the London Palladium in September 2020.
The Sting tour will see the British singer-songwriter perform 113 dates around the world, with 33 shows in North America, 74 in Europe and six in Asia. It is in support of his 13th studio album, My Songs, which includes 15 reworked versions of his best-known tracks from both his solo career as well as his time with The Police. Sting’s six London Palladium shows will be his only UK dates in 2020.
Sting, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, said in a statement, “Having travelled the world with the My Songs tour, I’m delighted to bring it home to the UK later this year and to perform again at such a historic venue.”
Last year, Sting went on a UK tour with Jamaican-American reggae rapper Shaggy after the pair released a collaborative album, 44/876, in 2018. The unlikely pair hit the road, beginning at London's Roundhouse followed by stops in Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester. He also performed in The Last Ship, a musical he wrote, during its Toronto and US national tours.
The rest of 2019 was not as kind to Sting; in July, he had to cancel a series of shows due a mysterious illness. Then, come last autumn whilst on the My Songs Tour, Sting injured his shoulder and was briefly unable to play the guitar.
Speaking to the audience at his Paris, Sting said in French: “Good evening. Let me explain this. I had an accident with my shoulder. Unfortunately I cannot play my guitar this evening, but I can sing. The show must go on.”
Fortunately, the former The Police frontman is back in guitar-playing form. Among the most famous Sting songs that will be performed on the My Songs Tour include classic like “Every Breath You Take”, “Fields of Gold”, “So Lonely”, “Message in a Bottle” and many more.
The 68-year-old singer has sold over 100 million albums in his nearly 40-year career and has won 17 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Academy Award nominations as well as received a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II.
Can’t wait to see this Englishman in London? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you go to the Sting tour.
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- What is Sting’s birthday? 2 October 1951
- How old is Sting? 68 years old
- Where was Sting born? Wallsend, Northumberland, England
- What genre of music is Sting? Rock, pop, world
- What are Sting’s albums? The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985), ...Nothing Like the Sun (1987), The Soul Cages (1991), Ten Summoner's Tales (1993), Mercury Falling (1996), Brand New Day (1999), Sacred Love (2003), Songs from the Labyrinth (2006), If on a Winter's Night... (2009), Symphonicities (2010), The Last Ship (2013), 57th & 9th (2016), My Songs (2019)
- What are the best-known Sting songs? "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”, "Fortress Around Your Heart”, "We'll Be Together”, "Englishman in New York”, "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”, "Fields of Gold”, "Shape of My Heart”, "All for Love”, "Desert Rose"
- Something you didn’t know: Sting worked in regular jobs for many years before becoming a famous musician, including as a teacher
What are the Sting tour dates?
Sting’s My Songs Tour will finish in the UK this September, with a six-date run at the London Palladium. Originally, it was only meant to be five shows, but the singer decided to add an extra performance after massive demand.
Sting 2020 UK tour dates
- September 15 2020 — London Palladium, London
- September 17 2020 — London Palladium, London
- September 18 2020 — London Palladium, London
- September 19 2020 — London Palladium, London
- September 21 2020 — London Palladium, London
- September 22 2020 — London Palladium, London
What is the Sting My Songs Tour setlist?
Among the best-known The Police and Sting songs will be played on the My Songs Tour setlist. These include:
- "Message in a Bottle"
- "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
- "Englishman in New York"
- "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
- "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
- "Brand New Day"
- "Spirits in the Material World”
- "Seven Days"
- "Fields of Gold"
- "Waiting for the Break of Day"
- "Shape of My Heart"
- "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
- "Walking on the Moon"
- "So Lonely"
- "Desert Rose"
- "Demolition Man"
- "Can't Stand Losing You"
- "Every Breath You Take"
- "King of Pain"
- "Next to You"
What is Sting’s real name?
Sting’s real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner. The stage name Sting came from his time in a band called the Phoenix Jazzmen. During that time, he would wear a yellow and black striped jumper and the group’s leader, Gordon Solomon, thought he looked like a bee or a wasp — leading to nickname.
What is Sting’s net worth?
Sting has a net worth of $400 million (£328.50 million), according to CelebrityNetWorth. This comes from a long, prolific career both as the frontman of The Police as well as a successful solo act.
How to get Sting tickets:
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