ON THIS DAY...
2017: Sting performed at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. More ▶
2016: Sting performed at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, USA.
2013: Sting performed on the Today show in New York. 'The Last Ship' was released in the USA. More ▶
2011: Sting performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, USA.
2010: Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting performed at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. More ▶
2005: Sting performed a massive free concert at the Sluzewic Horse Racing Rink in Warsaw, Poland. More ▶
2004: Sting performed at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA. More ▶
2000: Sting performed at the MTN Sundome in Johannesburg, South Africa. More ▶
1999: Sting appeared on the 'Today Show Summer Concert Series' playing a live early morning set at New York's Rockefeller Centre live on the NBC network. He drew the largest live crowd for one of these shows.
1997: Sting was a guest performer at the Country Music Association Awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, were he performed 'I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying' with country star Toby Keith.
1996: Sting performed at Century Hall in Nagoya, Japan. During the performance of 'I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying' in Nagoya, a relaxed Sting allowed one member of the audience to play his bass whilst another sang!
1991: Sting performed at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Birmingham, USA.
1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the National Theatre in Washington DC.
1985: Sting performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York. More ▶
1983: The Police performed at the Arena in Frejus, France.
"I think songwriters are conduits to songs from the ether. There's a danger of grandiosity, but we don't really write songs. They pre-exist. We find them like archaeologists. Even though I've put the work in, they seem like they're already there."