Sting bringing 'My Songs' tour to Tampa this summer

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click to enlarge Sting at the Mahaffey with the Florida Orchestra. - Caesar Carbajal
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Sting at the Mahaffey with the Florida Orchestra.
Contrary to popular belief, Sting is so much more than the guy who fronted The Police. His composition, musical abilities, and usage of multiple genres truly put him on the same level as Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson. For God's sake, he did an entire Renaissance-themed album, Songs from the Labyrinth in 2006.

The 70-year old performer—who just sold his songwriting catalog for $300 million—has announced a few new dates on his long-running “My Songs” tour, and one of those dates will be at Tampa’s Hard Rock Event Center on May 21. Joining Sting will be his son, Joe Sumner, who plays bass in rock group Fiction Plane.

Tickets to see Sting at the Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa on May 21 go on sale this Friday, Feb. 18 and start at a whopping $250. At the very least, he hardly ever comes around here—the most recent time being for a Florida Orchestra gala in 2017. Read more of Josh Bradley's weekly roundup of new, postponed, reschedules and canceled concerts below.

Two Cow Garage Wednesday, March 5. 7 p.m. Free. New World Music Hall, Tampa

The Grapes [fka Alexander & The Grapes] (opening for Spirit Of The Beehive w/ Body Meat) Tuesday, March 8. 7 p.m. $15. Crowbar, Tampa

Seafoam Walls w/Lando and the Infinite Sadness/Juvenoia/Chlorinefields Wednesday, March 9. 7 p.m. $5-8. Hooch and Hive, Tampa

Adjy w/House Of I/Meare Saturday, March 12. 7 p.m. $7-10. Hooch and Hive, Tampa

Marcelito Pomoy Sunday, March 13. 5 p.m. $80 & up. Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, Tampa

Country In The Park feat. Sammy Kershaw/Aaron Tippin/Collin Raye/Pirate Flag Band/Angie Ray Band/Bay Bluegrass/Bearded Brothers Saturday, March 19. 12 p.m. Free. England Brothers Park, Pinellas Park

Ballyhoo! and The Elovaters w/Cloud9 Vibes Thursday, April 7. 6 p.m. $20. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

Don Felder Friday, April 15. 8 p.m. $59-$89. Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater

Fate Destroyed w/Living Dead Girl Sunday, April 24. 7 p.m. $10. Brass Mug, Tampa

Dom Flemons Saturday, May 14. 8 p.m. $35-$55. The Attic at Rock Brothers, Tampa

Stormruler (opening for Rotting Christ w/Borknagar/Abigail Williams/Ghost Bath) Saturday, May 14. 6 p.m. $25-$30. Orpheum, Ybor City

Tommy Emmanuel Saturday, May 14. 8 p.m. $44.50-$69.50. Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater

Stryper Monday, May 23. 7:30 p.m. $25-$50. Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater

Strand Of Oaks w/The Still Tide Saturday, June 11. 7 p.m. $18-22. Crowbar, Ybor City

Knex w/King Complex/Seth Campbell/Badda Skat Friday, June 17. 7 p.m. $14-$40. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

A.R. Rahman Saturday, Aug. 6. 8 p.m. $55-$125. Morsani Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Benise Friday, Oct. 7. 8 p.m. $32.50-$67.50. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg


Ben Platt at Amalie Arena, Feb. 26 Canceled

Can't Swim at Crowbar, March 1 Canceled

Il Divo at Ruth Eckerd Hall, April 6 Rescheduled to Oct. 7


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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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