Sting
Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
Boston, MA
September 2, 2017

It seems that Gordon Sumner, much better known as Sting has not had much rest this year as he’s been touring his 12th studio and newest solo album, 2016’s 57th & 9th. He had played an intimate show at Boston’s House of Blues club earlier in the year, but this time he played to a sold out crowd on the waterfront at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

At the start of the show Sting came out with his son Joe Sumner, and they played a song together. Toward the end of the song Sting said that his son was capable enough to hold his own. Right away he stated he had lived in Boston for a while and was happy to be playing, which was met with a roar from the crowd. Can’t help but hear the resemblance in vocals to his patriarch but he did hold his own with a short and sweet guitar rock driven set.

With a short change over, the southern rock country crossover quartet from San Antonio, TX, The Last Bandoleros took the stage. Formed in 2013 by the late Tejano star Emilio Navaira’s two sons Emilio IV and Diego; they brought a fun and laid back energy to the crowd. It perfectly complemented the night and was great music for a late summer evening. For a band that has only been around for 4 years, the future is bright.

Sting wasted no time hitting the stage promptly at 9pm. He went right into the hits with a track from his band the Police, “Synchronicity II” and then right into “If I ever Lose My Faith In You,” a huge hit from his fourth solo album Ten Summoner’s Tales. This got the whole crowd on their feet and rocking out. The set was heavy on songs from The Police’s catalog, with mostly all of their standard hits, but it didn’t appear anyone was complaining about it. He had a great band, including back up vocals comprised of Joe, as well as Diego and Jerry Fuentes, who performed with The Last Bandoleros. It felt like a family affair for sure and the addition of Joe was heartwarming. The night started September off on an awesome note.

Sting

Setlist
Synchronicity II
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
Spirits in the Material World
Englishman in New York
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
She’s Too Good for Me
Fields of Gold
Shape of My Heart
Mad About You
One Fine Day
Message in a Bottle
Ashes to Ashes
Walking on the Moon
So Lonely
Desert Rose
Roxanne

Next to You
I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
Every Breath You Take

Fragile

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