"'Fortress Around Your Heart' is about appeasement, about trying to bridge the gaps between individuals. The central image is a minefield that you've laid around this other person to try and protect them. Then you realise that you have to walk back through it. I think it's one of the best choruses I've ever written."
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On 19 December...

2011: Sting and Trudie hosteded the 'The Bag Issue' launch in London.

2010: Sting appeared on the TV show 'Che Tempo Che Fa' in Milan, Italy.

2008: The Police Certifiable video was certified gold.

1999: Delayed by snow en-route to a TV show in Italy, a TV crew boarded the train and filmed Sting and son Joe performing a short acoustic version of 'Brand New Day' for Italian television.

1997: Sting appeared on the 'TFI Friday' TV show performing an acoustic version of 'Roxanne' and later popped up doing the same on 'Top Of The Pops'.

1995: The Jim Carey film, 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls' was released. The film soundtrack features a track by Sting and Pato Banton, a version of 'Spirits In The Material World'.

1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York.

1987: Sting performed at Wembley Arena in London, England.

1981: The Police performed at the NEC in Birmingham, England.

1979: The Police performed at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England.

1978: The Police performed at the Woods Centre in Plymouth, England.



A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event will take place this Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons are invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they sign copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), will be joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet...
Sting's musical The Last Ship hit Broadway this fall, so it's no surprise the rocker-turned-composer sat down for an interview with one of the hottest theater critics around – a kindergartner from Arlington, Virginia named Iain Armitage. Armitage began reviewing plays at the age of six, after his mother took him to see Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan perform in Waiting for Godot. Some 6-year-olds might consider sitting through a two-hour play a punishment, but Iain was mesmerized. He loved the show so much his mother encouraged him to post his thoughts to YouTube – and his videos have been going viral ever since...
While 2014 saw the loss of two of Broadway's most duly cherished veterans in director Mike Nichols and performer Elaine Stritch, there were plenty of high points as well, with some stars emerging and others rising further. We take a quick look back at the year in Broadway. With his first score for musical theater, Sting reaffirmed his melodic and storytelling gifts. He also chose collaborators wisely, with veteran director Joe Mantello and librettists John Logan and Brian Yorkey helping to craft a show that moves and, in the end, surprises us...
North-East music icon Sting is to deliver next year's South Shields Lecture. David Miliband has announced that the rock star will be the latest in a long line of big names to give the annual address since he launched it in 2001 during his time as MP for South Shields. Currently starring on New York City's Broadway in his musical The Last Ship, the singer-songwriter will return home to the North East for the event in South Shields on Saturday, February 28, at Harton Technology College. The show, given its premiere in Chicago this year, is inspired by the 63-year-old's childhood memories of growing up beside the Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend. Sting, alias Gordon Sumner, said: "I am delighted to accept the invitation to next year's South Shields Lecture. I'm looking forward to visiting the college and meeting the staff and students, and being back on Tyneside."
We are pleased to confirm that on July 14, 2015, Sting will perform at the Coliseu in La Coruña, Spain as part of his summer 2015 tour! Sitng.com fan club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public beginning December 18 at 5PM (local time). Please note, this pre-sale will only be available for a 24-hour period. Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, December 19 at 5PM (local time). Sting.com members wishing to take part in the presale should login in to the website and then visit the Tour page for information...
The Traditional Yoga Association, founders of the MUKTI project, is offering two tickets to Sting & Paul Simon's On Stage Together concert at the O2 in London on April 16, 2015! The winner of this lottery will also have an opportunity to meet Sting before the concert and will receive return rail travel within the UK, dinner for two and one night at a London hotel on the night of April 16. Please note, the lottery is open only to UK residents aged 18 years and over...
On July 5, 2015, Sting will perform at the Eurockeennes de Belfort Festival in Belfort, France! 3-day passes are on-sale NOW. Please note, single day tickets will go on sale in April, date TBD. We will update with that information when it becomes available.
The winners of the tickets to attend the taping of Sting's appearance on the Wall Street Journal Café event in New York on December 18 were Nancy Stebbins, Wanda Stone, Nora Mende, Kathryn Muzeni, Susan Johnson, Chris Messina, Stacy Scheehle, Crestine Hauser, Stephanie Schragger and Susanne Ferguson. Thanks to everyone who entered!
''Well, we opened in October,'' says Sting, 63, about The Last Ship, the musical he co-wrote and, through January 24, will star in. ''And like most of the new musicals on Broadway, we were struggling with ticket sales. And very quickly the producers came to me and said, 'There's one thing to do.' And I said, 'What’s that?' 'You have to go into the play. 'I said no way - I don’t want to. I wrote this for my dear friend Jimmy Nail. 'Nope, you’ve gotta do it.' I said they had to ask Jimmy, and Jimmy was wonderfully magnanimous and said, 'Yep, it’s the right thing to do.' 'Well, okay.'''

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