Sting at Stade de France
Biography of Sting
Sting and the group The Police
Under his real name, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born in Wallsend near Newcastle on 2 October 1951. During his studies and his short teaching career, he spent his evenings playing in jazz clubs.
In 1977, Stewart Copeland was looking for a bassist to create a group. He found Sting and Henry Padovani, who was soon replaced by Andy Summers and they founded The Police!
Their biggest hit? "Roxane", released in 1978! The song remained high up in the charts until their separation in 1984. During the period of The Police, Sting also began his acting career in 1979, appearing in Quadrophenia, the rock opera by the group, The Who!
A solo career
In 1985, Sting began a solo career during which he released 11 albums including the latest, "The Last Ship", which was released in September 2013 and which gave birth to a musical. During his solo career, he collaborated with many artists such as Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, I Murvini, Eric Clapton and more. He recently collaborated with the French singer, Mylène Farmer, performing a duet, "Stolen Car". Towards the end of the 2000s, The Police reformed for a world tour: we had the chance to welcome them for two nights in a row on 29 and 30 September 2007!
Sting's previous concerts at Stade de France
September 2007The Police Reunion Tour
To celebrate 30 years of The Police, the group's members decided to reunite after having not performed on stage for 23 years. Their two concerts at Stade de France on 29 and 30 September 2007, were the only ones they gave in France during their tour; "The Police Reunion Tour". 80,000 people were present at Stade de France to witness the unique appearance of the London trio