ON THIS DAY...
2015: Sting appeared as Jackie White in the final performances of 'The Last Ship' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
2011: Sony Music Entertainment Australia released a special benefit compilation CD "FLOOD RELIEF - Artists For The Flood Appeal" in support for the victims of the Australian floods. Sting's 'Fields of Gold' was included on the 3 CD collection.
2008: The Police performed at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
2004: Sting performed at the James L Knight Center in Miami, USA.
2001: Sting performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, USA.
2000: Sting performed at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.
1997: Sting performed at the Music Hall in Hannover, Germany.
1994: Sting performed at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
1989: Sting and Trudie attended the premiere of 'Gorillas In The Mist'.
1986: Sting performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
1980: The Police performed at Stages in Madison, USA.
1979: The Police performed with Eberhard Schoener at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany.
"I had this mythological idea that real creativity came from pain and loneliness. How could you write a song if you were domestically happy? So, you would manufacture situations where you weren't domestically happy. The blueprint for that kind of life is very clear. Look at all the people who have burned themselves at the stake of their own art. In some ways, the media even encourages you to become a victim... Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi, Jim Morrison archetypes. I don't want to be that. I no longer think we have to destroy ourselves to make good art."