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Sting comes to Kitchener

Sting comes to KitchenerI’m going to Sting’s concert next week. I still remember the first time I heard him on the radio. That was way back when he was with the Police and the song I heard was “message in a bottle”.

I remember it clearly, clear as day although it was night and cold winter one at that. But I remember it because I was driving down Princess Street in Kingston and I had to turn the radio up loud because it was such an unusual song. The passenger who was my driving instructor soon snapped the radio off saying something about “that noise”.

I bought the LP first chance I got and have been a fan of the Police and Sting  ever since.

Sting is 61 now. And he’s still great.

Sting’s ”Back to Bass” tour is touted to be a tightly packed retrospective, assembling all the facets of his 36-year career into a neat two hours of the obvious hits, some international detours, and requisite ballads.

He hasn’t released an album of new material for ten years but he’s been busy with other things like a two-year reunion tour with The Police, the band that was once the biggest in the world.

I hope he plays “message in a bottle” but if he doesn’t that will be OK too. He’s a great musician and I think I’m familiar with 90% of his music so whatever he plays will likely be recognizable.

Frankly, although I’m a big fan of Kitchener Waterloo, I’m always a little surprised when BIG big names like Sting play here.

Where: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

When: June 17, 2013

Time: 8:00pm

 

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