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Sting Celebrates 25-Year Solo Career

Special concert in Manhattan will feature Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and more

August 31, 2011 5:50 PM ET
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Sting will perform a special concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on October 1st to celebrate the 25th anniversary of solo career on the eve of his 60th birthday. The show, which will feature music from the singer's extensive body of work, will be a benefit concert for the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization that fights poverty in New York City.

Sting's performance will also include a number of major guests, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.

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Tickets for the event will not go on sale to the general public, though a small number of tickets have been reserved for members of Sting's fan club.

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