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Sting is Full of Surprises

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Sting recently performed “Next To You” on The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno
, with the aid of a Gretsch Black Falcon.

Sting is currently in the middle of a world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing songs both from his own enduring solo career and hits from the Police songbook, but with a new “classic” twist.

In speaking to the Today Show about the new arrangements, Sting said, “I always want my fans to be surprised by whatever I do. That’s the whole element — surprise and novelty, (I’m) all about it.”

The summer Symphonicity tour, heralded as “one of the must-see concerts of the year” by the New York Post, came about after a one-night performance in 2009 with the Chicago Symphony.

“They asked me to do an hour and a half of my own music for an orchestra,” said Sting. “I had never thought of that before. It worked so well. I loved it; The musicians loved it; The audience loved it. I thought, ‘Let’s take it on the road.’”

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