ON THIS DAY...
2015: Sting performed at a concert celebrating Bryn Terfel's 50th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
2014: Sting attended the 2014 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.
2011: Sting opened his Back to Bass tour at the Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, USA.
2004: Sting performed at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, USA.
2000: Sting performed at the Marine Messe in Fukuoka, Japan.
1998: Sting won 'GQ' magazine's award for Best Solo Artist at a ceremony in New York at Radio City Music Hall. He was presented with the award by Madonna.
1996: Sting performed at the Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.
1991: Sting performed at the 'Walden Woods' concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York.
1980: The Police performed at Winnipeg Arena in Canada.
1978: The Police performed at CBGB's in New York.
"When I listen to music, I want to be surprised. When I compose music, I want to create surprises. And so when I choose what I'm doing next, I want it to be a surprise."