Entertainment Music Sting Announces New Vegas Dates as He Dishes on Wife Trudie Styler's Favorite Song Sting's added six new dates to his slate —April 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9 —having extended his residency run into 2023 By Mark Gray Published on June 13, 2022 08:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Sting. Photo: Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment It's about four hours before Sting is set to perform at Caesars Palace's Colosseum and he's sitting in an empty showroom marveling at the stage and production of his Las Vegas residency show. "This is what it looks like?" he happily wonders as graphics fill the room and his band tunes instruments in preparation for soundcheck. "It's not often I get to see it this way. In fact, I never get to see it this way. I'm really freaked out by this. God, this is great." That very room won't be vacant much longer, as it will soon be packed with over 4,000 Sting fans ready to be awed, like Sting, by the highly regarded residency show. Since Sting's Las Vegas residency, My Songs, premiered in October 2021, he's drawn rave reviews and the show has been a consistent sellout. He's now planning to stay in Vegas a bit longer, as he's added six new dates to his slate —April 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9 —having extended his residency run into 2023. "This is without a doubt one of the greatest stages in the world, not only in terms of its architecture, but historically," he told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. "You know, people who have played Caesars Palace is this pantheon of great artists, so joining that roster is something I'm really not sad about at all. It's wonderful." Sting. Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment Sting Releases New Rendition of 'Russians' for Ukraine Relief: 'No Such Thing as a Winnable War' Although the likes of Rod Stewart, Elton John, Madonna, Céline Dion and countless others have all played Caesars Palace before, the 17-time Grammy winner admitted to initially being "apprehensive" about bringing his talents to Vegas. Now, though, having seen the audiences and energy, he's sold. "I can't imagine a better place to be. Vegas is an attraction," he said. "You are in the middle of it, right in the center of it and it's absolutely fabulous. So, I'm enjoying every minute of it." My Songs is a past-and-present-and-everything-in-between peek into Sting's long career, as he threads in his solo material and his work as lead singer of The Police. Coincidentally enough, even after six decades of songs, the icon doesn't have a favorite tune from his catalog. "It's my job to find something new every night in a song that I may have been performing for decades, and I always do," he said. "It's something incremental. It may not be noticed by anyone but me." Sting and Trudie Styler. Jaime Travezan His wife, Trudie Styler, on the other hand, can pretty much pinpoint her favorite song. "Her favorite songs are ones she identifies as being about us or about her," Sting said. "We have a song called "The End of the Game," which is about a love affair between two foxes on the run. We think that's about us, and it is. It's us against the world." Sting Sells Music Catalog to Universal in Deal Worth a Reported $300 Million With his 71st birthday coming up in October, Sting certainly has more years behind him than ahead of him, but he has no plans to stop performing. "I'm going to keep going," he said. "Mick Jagger is 79 next month. He's going as good as he ever was. He's amazing, phenomenal." Sting is also as good as he ever was, and he continues to be a student of music, even thinking back to advice he got from legendary composer and arranger Gil Evans. "I worked with him towards the end of his life, and he said to me, 'You know, there are no wrong notes. It's the note that follows what you think of as a wrong note,'" Sting recalled. "He was philosophically saying you make mistakes. All human beings make mistakes. It's how you respond to that mistake that defines your life, not the mistake itself, because it can open up a whole range of possibilities if you have the right reaction to it." Sting's reaction to Vegas: more, more more. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Sting.comfan club members will have first access to a presale beginning Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, June 16 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/stingvegas.