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Sting, Utah Symphony to partner for concert benefiting Zion National Park

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Sting is partnering with the Utah Symphony to play a show that will send all proceeds to benefit Zion National Park.{ } (Photo: Yancho Sabev / Wikipedia)

(KUTV) — Sting is partnering with the Utah Symphony to play a show that will send all proceeds to benefit Zion National Park.

The one-night-only event will be at the Usana Amphitheater on Aug. 31, as part of the celebration of the national park's centennial celebration. Sting is said to be preparing his greatest hits re-imagined for symphonic arrangements, accompanied by the Utah Symphony, conducted by Rob Mathes.

It is planned to include favorites from his solo career and with the band The Police. The list is said to include, "Roxanne," "Next To You," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "Englishman in New York," "Fragile," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields of Gold," "Desert Rose," and "Every Breath You Take."

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at SmithTix locations or by phone at 800.888.TIXX.

"All Proceeds from the concert will go to the Zion Forever Project to benefit Zion National Park," according to a press release from Live Nation.

Sting formed band The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, releasing five studio albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

He is also an actor, author and activist. He has received 11 Grammy Awards, to Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination and many other awards. According to the press release he has sold nearly 100 million albums.

The Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season. Thierry Fischer is the orchestra's seventh music director.


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