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STING CONFRONTS MORTALITY ON NEW ALBUM

Sting takes a hard look at the recent deaths of his fellow rocker icons in "50,000," a new album track from his just-released 57th & 9th collection.
17 Nov 2016 – 5:04 PM EST

Sting takes a hard look at the recent deaths of his fellow rocker icons in "50,000," a new album track from his just-released 57th & 9th collection. He shed light on where the song came from, telling NPR.org, "It was a tough year in my business. A lot of notable cultural icons were taken from us: David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey from the Eagles and many, many others. It was shocking. And of course, like all of us, there's a child in me that sees these cultural icons as being somehow immortal. And we all are shocked irrationally when they prove to be very mortal."

He went on to say, "I am 65 years old, I imagine I've lived most of my life already so it definitely makes you have to accept your own mortality and the song is really about that. It's about someone like me, a rock star looking back on his stadium days, playing to 50,000 people, 100,000, 200,000, in the spotlight and the hubris of that. And then on reflection, wondering where he learned his philosophy. . . I don't really have survivor's guilt. . . I obviously have a purpose. My purpose is to entertain people. . . I can't teach people anything unless I entertain them first."


  • A while back, Sting spoke to Time magazine and described himself as a "devout musician": "It's not a frivolous answer. Y'know, my spiritual path involves music. I'm essentially agnostic, which I think means 'I don't know.' I've chosen to live my life without the, so-called, certainties of religious faith. I think they're dangerous, actually. And I don't have a problem with God, I have a problem with religion. And so, I think being a devout musician is a serious answer. I think it's something that gives my life value, and it does give my life spiritual solace." :
  • December 31 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
  • February 1 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
  • February 2 - Portland, OR - Theatre Of The Clouds
  • February 5 - San Francisco, CA - SF Masonic
  • February 8 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
  • February 11 - Rancho Mirage, CA - The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
  • February 14 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
  • February 16 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
  • February 17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
  • February 19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
  • February 20 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
  • February 22 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
  • February 23 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
  • February 25 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
  • February 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
  • February 28 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • March 2 - Saint Paul, MN - Myth
  • March 3 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
  • March 5 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
  • March 6 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
  • March 8 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues Boston
  • March 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
  • March 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
  • March 12 - Oxon Hill, MD - MGM National Harbor
  • March 14 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
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