Ex-Police singer provides a classical masterpiece in Colorado's most beautiful ampitheatre
There's no doubt that Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world. Many artists over the years have given justice to this natural beauty, but every once in a while there is a perfect marriage of music and surroundings in this magical place that creates, well, a symphony. This happened on Thursday night as legendary musician Sting took the stage and was accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, straight out of London. Fans of the former Police frontman filled the seats in a sold out performance (an additional show was added because of the incredible demand) to hear all of their favorite hits from Sting's solo career as well as songs from his days with his old band.
Just like you would expect, the fans prepared for the show outside the venue with a variety of wine, cheese, and any other upscale fare to replace the standard Bud Light when tailgating. Sting and the Philharmonic flew solo for the evening, without any openers, and got right into the meat of things by beginning the show with some of his most popular hits such as "If I Ever Lose my Faith in You" and "Roxanne." There was perfect weather in the foothills for the show, and Sting serenaded his fans through the warm summer night.