Today, Sting released My Songs, his collection of re-imagined versions of songs from throughout his iconic career, both as a member of the Police and as an accomplished solo artist. Pick up a copy of My Songs at this link.
As he mentioned in a statement ahead of the album’s release, part of the inspiration for this album stemmed from who he is now as a vocalist versus who he was back when many of these songs were first recorded:
“My voice has more interesting overtones than it did when I was 25,” the singer explains. “It’s a less pure sound, but I think it has this richness to it. The songs change every night when I sing them, and I’m always hearing something I haven’t actually discovered there. It’s discovery within that repetition, too.”
Hearing newly-rearranged versions of Police classics such as “Message In a Bottle,” “Every Breath You Take” and more is quite interesting, and it makes for a great listen.
Stream My Songs below, via Spotify:
In conjunction with the album, Sting also recently detailed a 2020 Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace that’s also called My Songs — so fans ought to expect a show incorporating some elements of this album.
The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations.
As for ticketing and dates of the announced run of shows:
General ticket prices begin at $59, and a limited number of VIP meet & greet packages are also available for each show. All tickets and packages can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/stingvegas or in-person at The Colosseum box office. All shows begin at 8pm.
The 16 performances going on sale are:
May 2020: 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
June 2020: 3, 5, 6
Aug. 2020: 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
Sept. 2020: 2
Seems safe to assume that the Las Vegas shows will feature a mix of solo material and Police classics.