'Frightened and excited' - Sting on Vegas residency
Grammy-winner Sting is heading to Las Vegas for a residency next year.
Sixteen performances of Sting: My Songs will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning on May 22. Shows are also planned for June, August and September.
"Visually, sound-wise, dancing - it's going to be a Vegas show. I'm committed to that," Sting said. "I'm a little frightened and a little excited at the same time."
Tickets starting at $59 (€53) go on sale on May 3.
Sting said he has been offered a residency in Vegas in the past, but felt it was not the right time.
"I always thought, 'I'm not ready for that. I'm still a touring animal.' Now I'm ready."
Residencies in Vegas once were meant for acts in the final stretch of their careers, but that has changed, with contemporary artists going to the city to perform, from Jennifer Lopez to Lady Gaga.
"Being in one place is actually a different, spiritual vibe," Sting said. "Welcoming people into your house - that's what it's going to be. I'll be telling the story of my life through songs. I've had a long, interesting life and I can't wait."
Before he heads to Vegas, Sting has a string of projects in the works.
He will tour the UK with Shaggy (they won best reggae album Grammy this year for their album 44/876); has a number of solo shows in the US and around the world; and will release a new album.