‘I’m still a student of music’ — Sting reflects on his long career ahead of his Toronto show
The solo artist and former Police frontman on his history with Toronto, his “unlikely pairing” with Shaggy and his ongoing love of touring.
Sting says he doesn’t know the secret to writing a hit song, although he’s written many of them. “It’s something that just touches the zeitgeist of people’s imaginations or it’s the right sound at the right time.”
Whether it was with the Police or on his own as a solo performer, Sting has always had a special relationship with Toronto.
The man born Gordon Sumner in Wallsend, England — who will appear at Budweiser Stage on Tuesday — has been one of the few pop and rock superstars to enjoy two massively successful careers: one as frontman of the Police, which helped usher in the new wave era of music with five bestselling studio albums; the other as a solo performer and recording artist, yielding 15 more long-players (not counting the numerous anthologies).