Sting 57th & 9th Concert Hong Kong

For the past three months, whenever I watched YouTube, the advertisement showed me about the Sting 57th and 9th tour concert on 3rd, June in HKCEC, Hong Kong. However, it had been too late as I noticed the closed ticket sale. Fortunately, in the afternoon in advance of the concert, I saw a discounted ticket on a Facebook Group. Should I have any doubts, the ticket would have been claimed by others.

Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros opened for the concert. They jammed on an interesting song called Jelly Beans. They assisted Sting on several songs as well.
Joe sumner - son of Sting

The Last Bandoleros - a band from Texas

Sting appeared with the unmistakable guitar riff from Synchronity II. The screams at the intro delievered so much energy to everyone in the hall.
Synchronity II - Another suburban family morning

We are Spirits in the Material World

Nobody can beat Sting with his Fender Precision Bass. Listening the two classics of the Police-era, he performed some legendary tunes from his solo career. Songs from 57th & 9th, the latest album were also featured. Some songs have been re-arranged. Shape of my Heart was enriched with Accordion parts. Jazz and fushion stuff were added to Roxanne.

I Can't Stop Thinking About You - the song used in the YouTube advertisement

She's Too Good for Me - Raggae stuff

Dominic Miller played stunning guitar parts. This 57-year-old guitarist spent more than three decades on the right side of Sting.
Dominic Miller on his Stratocaster

Squeezebox solo during Shape of My Heart

The musicians were having a good time.

Father and son singing the same song

In an earlier interview, Sting shared his views on the passing away of his fellow musical icons. There must be a lot going on in his heart. Joe Sumner sang Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie to share this feeling with us.

Ashes to Ashes - a recollection of music giant

After Ain't no Sunshine When She's Gone, they left the stage. The applause from the floor seemed to be questioning "How can a Sting concert finish without ...?". Sting returned! Next to You and Every Breath You Take were performed. The last song, Fragile, was dedicated to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. Although the arrest have been made, the deceased shall be remembered. Violence can destroy our bone and flesh. But it can never destroy humanity.

23 songs were performed. Here is the set list:
Synchronity II
Spirits in the Material World
Englishman in New York
I Can't Stop Thinking About You
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
One Fine Day
She's Too Good for Me
Seven Days
Fields of Gold
Petrol Head
Down, Down, Down
Shape of My Heart
Message in a Bottle
Ashes to Ashes
Walking on the Moon
So Lonely
Desert Rose
Ain't no Sunshine When She's Gone
Next to You
Every Breath You Take


  1. I had the chance to meet twice Stine in Dubai on his concert, nice photos, i like them :

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