The legendary English musician will perform at a private, invite-only event at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, as part of the Jodhpur One World retreat.
There are a lot of big gigs happening in India in early 2013. That Gotye guy that you used to know and still know but you used to too (yup) is scheduled to perform in Delhi next weekend, Norah Jones will tour India in March, and let’s not even get started on the lineup extravaganza that is the Fly Music Festival.
Legendary English musician Sting, however, is coming down to India for a performance of a different kind. The first time he performed here, it was 1980, and The Police were on their first ever world tour. It was India’s first British rock gig, and tickets for The Police’s sold out gig at Rang Bhavan cost a mere Rs 25. YEAH.
Check out a live video from that gig below.
This time around, Sting’s alone, and he will perform at a private, invite-only event (which means you’ll need some friends in really, really high places if you want to go) at the gardens of Umaid Bhawan Palace (pictured), the private residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The event forms the finale of the first Jodhpur One World Retreat, which takes place from March 8 to 10 in the blue-hued city. The Retreat is a fundraising initiative in aid of the Indian Head Injury Foundation, an organisation founded by His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Jodhpur with the aim of building better infrastructure for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury. The event, which will be an annual feature, is a three day event with conferences and performances falling under the theme of ‘Exploring The Beautiful Mind’. The Maharaja himself will act as chairman for the event, and co-chairs include Sir Bob Geldof.
Following the success of his acclaimed 2011-12 Back To Bass world tour, Sting is continuing the tour in the Summer of 2013, with dates in Europe and North America. The tour features the ex-Police artist performing his greatest hits backed by a stripped-down, five piece band.
Check out a video of Sting announcing his Jodhpur performance.
Also, here’s what we REALLY hope won’t happen at the event.