ON THIS DAY...
2013: Sting guested on the Scandinavian TV show Skavlan which was recorded in London.
2011: Sting performed with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at the 92nd Street Y at a memorial event for Herman Sandler who lost his life on 9/11.
2010: Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting performed at Crokus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.
1998: Krishna Das's album 'Pilgrim Heart' was released and features Sting on two tracks, 'Mountain Hare Krishna' and 'Ring Song'.
1997: Sting was one of the guests at a star-studded benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England entitled 'Music for Montserrat'.
1991: Sting performed at Cumberland County Civic Centre in Portland, USA.
1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the National Theatre in Washington DC.
1988: Sting performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada as part of the Amnesty International tour.
1985: Sting performed at the Civic Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
1979: The Police performed at the New Theatre in Oxford, England.
"I took up music, realising that was a way to escape. Now I have this huge passion and urge, to go back and try and figure out what it was that I was born into because it was quite a surreal landscape and a very powerful and symbolic one, so as an artist it is your duty to return, at least in a creative way, and give that place honour."