Sting To Debut New Album During Tiny NYC Theatre Residence
Sting will perform 10 nights at Manhattan's Anspacher Theater in benefit of the city's Public Theatre. Pollstar reported that the shows at the 250-seat venue will mark "the first and only time Sting performs songs from his new album The Last Ship." The shows will run on Sept. 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and October 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th. The general on sale for the shows starts on July 14th.
As usual, Sting will play a special show for fan club members on October 2nd in celebration of his 62nd birthday. 100 fans will receive free tickets to the show through a special lottery.
Sting said in a statement announcing the shows, "The Public Theater, a New York institution committed to supporting all of the city's distinct communities, was a natural fit to perform this material that is, at its core, about the importance of community."
Sting told us that surprisingly, touring the world is in many ways far easier than being holed up in a recording studio for months on end: "Touring, I find, in some ways, relaxing because I don't have to think very much. All the decisions are already made, and I just get up there and do my thing. It's like being a tennis player or something. Whereas when I get into this period of trying to be creative, I have to reinvent the game from scratch. One of the, the attractions about touring is that it's all kind of done. You just go through the motions, you know -- you just sing, you play the stroke, you move in a certain way -- and you don't use your brain very much."
Sting performs tonight (July 10th) in Mainz, Germany.
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