Sting has just rolled out a pair of California shows in April. The Police leader is set to play two nights — April 12th and 13th — at Sacramento’s Hard Rock Live.
The shows follow Sting’s “My Songs” Las Vegas residency at the Colesseum at Caesars Palace, which will play on April 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th, 2023.
Although he’s never been one to shy away from giving the people what they want at his shows, Sting also feels the need to give them something else, too: “Audiences generally like to hear what they know — that’s a truism, everywhere. But my job is to challenge them a little bit, to bring them things that they don’t quite know and get to know. So, my job is to bring new stuff into the room and say, ‘Look at this; I know you like that — here’s something else.’ That’s my job. When I go to a concert, I wanna learn something. I want to walk out having not heard (sic) something I’ve never heard before — a new way of doing something. I think audiences are the same.”
Sting kicks off his 2023 tour dates on January 27th in Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena.