Live: Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra @ SPAC, 7/31/10

August 5th, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

Sting and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs
What popular music style hasn’t Sting dabbled in, and why is it perfectly logical for him to be touring with a symphony orchestra in tow?

Well, remember ’70s supergroup the Police?

It was Sting’s launching pad, and he was singing, rocking, punking and playing with reggae beats in the company of Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers.

What about Sting’s jazz phase in the ’80s?

He teamed up with the stellar young lions of the time and shared the stage with Branford Marsalis, Omar Hakim and the late Kenny Kirkland. In that company, Sting could do no wrong.

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