Sting to play The Fillmore

The countdown has begun: Sting tickets are going on sale 10 a.m. Monday. The music superstar will be at the Fillmore as a stop on his 58th and 9th Tour, Saturday, Feb. 25. He opened the tour Saturday in Paris at the Bataclan, the music venue where 130 people died in last year’s error attacks.

The show came a day before the first anniversary of the massacre. Sting will be joined by a three-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros.

Sting seems to be rocking better than ever. But the former Police frontman told The New York Times in a recent interview he’s feeling his age.

“I’m in a very meaningful part of my life at the moment. I just turned 65, and I’m accepting mortality. I’ve probably lived most of my life already. I think that as an artist, that is probably the most interesting subject you can tackle. How do we approach the end of our time here?” Sting told the publication. “When you’re a teenager, you sing about your car, your girlfriend or your shoes. And now you’re speaking about mortality. I think the best art does that. All the best operas are about death. But not to be morbid – I’m not a morbid person. I think, if anything, acceptance of it enriches your life. You realize that there are a limited number of days, so make use of them.”

General admission tickets are $99; a limited number of reserved seat packages are $150 at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

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