Sting has never hid his pretensions. In fact, he's gone out of his way to flaunt them, going all the way back to the Police, when he casually referenced Vladimir Nabokov in the band's first Top 10 U.S. hit and then explored Jungian philosophies on the band's biggest-selling album. Things only got worse with his solo career.
On Sept. 2, 1988, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel kicked off the 'Human Rights Now!' tour at London's Wembley Stadium. The 20-date tour was a benefit for Amnesty International in honor of the 40th anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Those hoping to hear Sting perform songs from his upcoming album 'The Last Ship' onstage will have to be pretty lucky. The singer has announced that the only concerts he'll perform in support of the album will be a series of 10 dates at New York City's tiny Public Theater, which will double as a benefit for the venue.
Sting's first album in 10 years will include an unexpected collaboration with Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC. 'The Last Ship' will hit stores on Sept. 24. As previously reported, the collection is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.
Mickey Sumner, Sting's daughter, has been racking up some great reviews for her role in the new indie movie 'Frances Ha.' The 29-year-old Sumner -- whose mom is Sting's longtime wife, movie producer and actress Trudie Styler -- gets second billing in the film behind star Greta Gerwig, indie movies' latest It Girl.
What: 2013 'Back to Bass' Tour
When: May 30 - July 12
Why: Sting first embarked on the Back to Bass Tour in 2011 in an effort to get away from the orchestral productions he'd been doing, and get back to fronting a rock band playing bass. He's evidently still enjoying that approach, as he repe