A family affair as Sting’s son to join his dad in Bedford Park

Joe Sumner Image: Cuffe & Taylor
Joe Sumner Image: Cuffe & Taylor

Singer, songwriter and bassist Joe Sumner will join his dad Sting as the special guest in Bedford Park this summer as part of his acclaimed My Songs World Tour on Saturday, 24 June 2023.

Joe Sumner is best known as the former frontman of rock outfit Fiction Plane, a group he formed more than 20 years ago with the release of their debut album Everything Will Never Be Ok in 2003.

After three further albums and supporting The Police on their 2007 reunion tour, the band parted ways in 2015.

Since then, Sumner has enjoyed a successful solo career creating his first solo album, Sunshine In The Night, which is due for release this autumn, earlier this year he released live EP, ‘Feelin’ The Love, Tastin’ The Fear’.

Speaking about joining the My Songs UK dates, Sumner said: “It is always an honour to perform on my dad’s shows. I’m in a very fortunate position to be given this opportunity and I have had a great time touring with him over the years.

“I’m now really looking forward to getting to the UK for what will be a brilliant series of outdoor shows.”

Sting’s My Songs concert is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The Police and as a solo artist.

Following a sold-out six-night residency at the London Palladium, Sting’s My Songs concert was hailed “a masterclass” by The Times who said “Sting remains an undeniably skilled performer with a gold-plated back catalogue.”

A musical journey taking in hits like “Fields of Gold,” “Shape of my Heart,” “Roxanne” and “Demolition Man,” the concert was described as “a rare treat” by The Telegraph and saw Sting praised as “near peerless” by The Guardian with “sublime pop alchemy”. Fans can also expect to hear “Englishman In New York”,” Every Breath You Take,” “Message In A Bottle” and many more.

To find out more about Bedford Park Concerts’ future gigs, and to look back at past events, head to our dedicated Bedford Park Concerts archive.

Tickets for Sting go on sale at 9am on Friday, 18 November at bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk.

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