The Symphonicity Tour wraps up in Brescia, Italy today, leaving Sting fans wondering just what the future holds for the musician. Sting definitely has a few things lined up, but nothing currently to suggest songwriting or work in progress for a new studio album, long awaited since his release of Sacred Love so many years ago in 2003. Could the Symphonicity Tour be once again extended to come back through North America? Will Sting begin work on an album of new material? Both are possible, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait and keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime the light bulb still burns bright as Sting is hardly the type to rest on his laurels, and he definitely has some other noteworthy projects coming up in the near future.
September 14-15, 2011: 92Y Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio & Special Guest Sting
Two-hour chamber music concert in NYC at Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, perhaps a smaller scale Symphonicity?
September 23-24, 2011: iHeartRadio Music Festival
The biggest live music event in radio history to be held in Vegas, baby!
September 27, 2011: Sting: 25 Years, the definitive box set collection
A must-have greatest hits release for addition to a Sting fan’s collection with three CDs featuring 45 remastered tracks spanning Sting’s solo career plus a DVD containing previously unreleased live concert footage, also accompanied by a comprehensive book featuring intimate photos, complete lyrics and a written introduction by Sting.
October 2, 2011: Sting’s 60th Birthday Celebration in NYC?
Unconfirmed but published information from a foreign article suggest an event is in the works for Sting’s 60th birthday on October 2, 2011 for a concert at the Beacon Theatre with many entertainers invited to come and sing Sting songs along with the birthday boy, including Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Will.I.Am, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, and Billy Joel. We will just have to wait and see if this one is true.
October 5, 2011: Oracle OpenWorld
Sting is the announced entertainment at this information technology business conference in San Francisco along with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Sting Broadway Musical
Sting has been working on an adaptation of his 1991 album The Soul Cages for the theater for some time now, and it is reported to be an autobiographical work that might just include new music and reference Sting’s memoir Broken Music as well. No telling if and when this project will be completed, but definitely worth contemplating a trip to NYC for all Sting fans!
So, are you interested in any of the above mentioned projects or appearances? Or are you perhaps waiting for something else from Sting? Let me know your thoughts!