Sting Delivers a Mesmerizing Melodic Journey at Hard Rock Live

Sting in concert at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Sting in concert at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Date: September 12, 2023
Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
By: Daedrian McNaughton in collaboration with Jorn Kaae


As the lights dimmed at Hard Rock Live, an air of anticipation filled the room. The crowd erupted into cheers and applause as Sting, the legendary English musician, took center stage. With his guitar slung over his shoulder, he exuded a coolness that only comes with decades of experience.

Celebrating his remarkable journey through music, Sting treated the audience to a captivating performance of his greatest hits spanning over four decades. From his early days as the frontman of The Police to his illustrious solo career, his melodic journey struck a chord in the hearts of everyone present.

Accompanied by a band comprised of virtuoso musicians, Sting’s performance was elevated to new heights. The harmonica solo by Shane Sager added a soulful touch, while the vocal harmonies provided by Gene Noble and Melissa Musique added depth and richness to the melodies. The rhythm section, consisting of Zach Jones on drums and Jamaican Kevon Webster on keyboards, kept the beats pulsating throughout the night. And let’s not forget Dominic Miller, the talented lead guitarist, whose skills were showcased with every strum of the strings.

There was a palpable energy in the air as he entered the room. He effortlessly commanded the stage, captivating the audience with his distinctive voice and masterful storytelling. As the familiar notes of “Englishman in New York” filled the venue, we were transported into Sting’s world.

Throughout the evening, Sting flawlessly navigated through a tapestry of emotions, connecting with each member of the audience on a personal level. The introspective “Fields of Gold” tugged at heartstrings, while the infectious energy of “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” had everyone on their feet, dancing and singing along.

What made Sting’s performance truly remarkable was his ability to reinvent his classic hits. With fresh arrangements and unexpected twists, he breathed new life into iconic songs such as “Roxanne” and “Message in a Bottle.” The reggae-infused influences of “So Lonely” and his heartfelt tribute to Bob Marley added an extra layer of depth and richness to his setlist.

As the evening drew to a close, the crowd erupted in thunderous applause and screams, demanding an encore. Sting returned to the stage, delivering a rocked-out rendition of “Roxanne,” igniting the room with an electrifying energy. He then closed the show with a tender and intimate performance of “Fragile,” leaving a lasting impression on every soul present.

Sting’s performance at Hard Rock Live was a journey of resilience, connection, and timeless talent. His music has touched lives all over the world, and on that night, it brought us together in a collective celebration of the power of music.

As I left the venue, still humming the melodies that had enthralled me for hours, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the privilege of witnessing Sting’s mesmerizing performance.


  1. Message in a Bottle
    (The Police song)
  2. Englishman in New York
  3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    (The Police song)
  4. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  5. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
  6. If It’s Love
  7. Loving You
  8. Rushing Water
  9. Fields of Gold
  10. Brand New Day
  11. Heavy Cloud No Rain
  12. I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying
  13. Shape of My Heart
  14. Why Should I Cry for You?
  15. All This Time
  16. Mad About You
  17. Walking on the Moon
    (The Police song)
  18. So Lonely
    (The Police song) (with snippet of “No Woman, No Cry )
  19. Desert Rose
  20. King of Pain
    (The Police song)
  21. Every Breath You Take
    (The Police song)
  22. Encore:
  23. Roxanne
    (The Police song)
  24. Fragile


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