Sting admits pre-concert nerves
Published 04/06/2010 | 13:27
Sting has revealed he got a bit anxious before he kicked off his Symphonicity tour in Vancouver.
Despite having over three decades of stage experience, the British musician admitted his feelings of excitement were mixed with "a little anxiety".
"This is a big deal for me, it's a huge responsibility - at the same time, I'm thrilled, like a kid with a new train set," he told Entertainment Tonight.
"It's a mixed bag of emotions."
The former Police frontman added: "I think it's important to have a little bit of nerve. Once I'm on stage, I'm not nervous. But just before you go on, you get that little tingling. I take what I do seriously; I don't take it for granted."
Sting - real name Gordon Sumner - seemed slightly emotional as he took to the stage, where he performed his most celebrated songs with the Royal Philharmonic.