Sting Celebrates 25 Years as a Solo Artist and his 60th Birthday with a Charitable Concert at the Beacon Theatre in NYC to Benefit the Robin Hood Foundation
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Oct 02, 2011
By Richard Levitt
Benefit Features Special Guest Artists Including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, and Many Others
Saturday October 1, on the eve of his 60th birthday and right before Oracle OpenWorld commences, Sting will perform a benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Then he'll perform at the Oracle Appreciation Event on October 5!
The benefit is for the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. He'll be joined by special guest performers including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Will.i.am, and many more. Sting said, “The show is both a celebration and chance to give back.”
His upcoming “Back to Bass” tour, the Beacon Theatre benefit concert, and a recently released box set, Sting: 25 Years, featuring 45 remastered tracks, a previously unreleased live concert DVD and a hardcover book containing rare photos, complete lyrics and personal commentary, all serve to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his solo career—and to celebrate his 60th birthday. He told Rolling Stone, “We thought it was a good time to reflect. For me, getting older enriches life. You realize there are a limited number of summers left or winters or tours or songs or relationships, so you have to really value those to the extent you want the full potential for all of them. I feel healthy and happy, and have a good relationship with just about everybody in my life.”
And what about playing a gig like Oracle OpenWorld? “We're looking at what the set list will be, and the band will consist of two guitars, two violins, vocal, and bass. I don’t really know what that sounds like, but I’m excited to find out. I'm fond of taking the playing cards and throwing them in the air and seeing where they land."
As he told us in previous posts, his audience has come to expect the unexpected, and he likes that about us. Get ready to join Sting at the Oracle Appreciation Event.