By Eddie Jorgensen
At this stage in Sting’s – a.k.a. Gordon Sumner’s – career, after the massive sale of his catalog and countless successful tours as a solo artist and with The Police, it would seem he could retire 1000X over. Yet now that he’s 71, his voice and musicianship still rival when he started playing 46 years ago.
Thankfully, for those who enjoy Sting’s music, this highly prolific artist with seemingly boundless energy still loves to tour. And while his schedule in the U.S. is extremely limited – these two Wheatland shows are the only others aside from a preceding 6-day residency at Caesar’s Tahoe in Las Vegas – locals can take advantage of him including the region in his 2023 itinerary.
Dubbed the ‘My Songs’ tour, Sting will be playing a 22-song set that includes some of his biggest hits, along with his own favorites and a handful of tunes from The Police. As always, he’ll be showcasing new arrangements of his older catalog to keep himself and his band on their collective toes. He’ll also be playing a couple of songs from his latest record, ‘The Bridge,’ released in November 2021. The artist claims he wrote the album “in a year of global pandemic, personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown and extraordinary social and political turmoil.”
The all-age show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are very scarce but, as always, there’s an abundance of resale tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. The Hard Rock Live is located in Wheatland at 3317 Forty Mile Road.