Sting - Concert information

[Updated: April 13, 2002]

14-12-2001 / Las Vegas, NV / Aladdin Hotel & Casino / USA
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Well Be Together - A Thousand Years/ Perfect Love Gone Wrong - All This Time - Hounds Of Winter - Seven Days - Dont Stand So Close To Me - Fields Of Gold - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Moon Over Bourbon Street - Brand New Day - Englishman In New York - Desert Rose - Bring On The Night/ When The World Is Running Down ** Roxanne - If I Ever Lose My Faith In You - Every Breath You Take ** Message In A Bottle - Fragile
Setlist same as: 09-12-2001, but Roxanne was performed before If I Ever Lose My Faith In You and Message In A Bottle was added before Fragile.
Support art: Rufus Wainright.
This show marked the last night of a 26-month tour which began in Las Vegas on October 14, 1999 and ended in Las Vegas on December 14, 2001.
Before A Thousand Years: "People ask me what this song is about. Its about you".
Before Seven Days Sting asked the audience if he was losing weight as he tugged repeatedly throughout the night at his slipping trousers. "Ive had this shirt on for seven days. Is it smelly?".
During the middle of the set, Kippers keyboard refused to cooperate. As the keyboard roadie Hopps worked on the connections, Kipper sat in his chair helplessly. In between one of the songs, Sting turned around, looked at him and jokingly asked if the man working on his keyboard was his father-in-law. They bantered back and forth, with Kipper offering to play the show for free. Not to be deterred, Kipper contributed his usual backup vocals (while Hopps crawled around beneath him) even joining backup singer Janice Pendarvis on the back podium during Moon Over Bourbon Street. He and Janice improvised Dixieland dance steps to the crowds amusement.
Before Englishman In New York Sting asked the audience if they had seen the just-released videotape of Osama bin Laden commenting on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. "I am a man of peace," Sting said. "But Osama bin Laden is a f***ing prick!".
Recently featured on VH1s Fan Club episode on Sting, was a woman from Utah who has belly danced several times on stage during Desert Rose. On this last show of the tour, he called her up again and asked when the last time was that they "did this". She answered "Boston in May". Sting replied much to the crowds amusement, "Boston in Maine?". Laughing he said: "I know Boston is in Massachusetts!".
Sting invited a surprised Aladdin Hotel usher on stage to dance with him during the Bring On The Night/ When The World Is Running Down medley.
After returning to the stage for the first encores Sting took the microphone and quietly told the audience, "I must have done thousands of shows in the past 23 years, and Ive never forgotten to sing Roxanne, until tonight. Shes been very, very good to me."
Before Message In A Bottle: "I dont know when Im going to see you again. Im going home tomorrow and watch the grass grow. Im going to do a song I dont normally do".

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