There are few experiences more varied, yet more entertaining than seeing Sting in concert. I've had the good fortune to see him in various incarnations over the years.

The former Police frontman has a House of Blues show in Boston coming up on March 8, where Sting will ostensibly play tunes from his new album, "57th and 9th," though everyone there will wait to hear whatever cuts he chooses to cull from The Police and his other solo material. Amazingly, though most folks will associate Sting with The Police, he has released far more solo albums than he ever did with The Police.

A check of a recent setlist shows he's playing plenty of songs from The Police, including "Synchronicity II," "Spirits in the Material World," "Message in a Bottle" (which he usually gives a different spin to when playing solo shows), "So Lonely," "Walking on the Moon," "Roxanne," "Every Breath You Take" and "Next to You."

Don't worry, solo fans. He's not ignoring you. He's working in "Englishman in New York," "Fragile" and "Desert Rose" among others.

I can tell you that whether you prefer his music from The Police or his solo stuff, you won't leave disappointed.


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