You’ll Be Watching Him

Although life in Las Vegas can leave you jaded when it comes to entertainment options, when Sting comes to town accompanied by a renowned orchestra, even the most hardened Las Vegas entertainment aficionados recognize it’s more than a concert; it’s an event.

The legendary Police frontman joins the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 18. Maestro Steven Mercurio—who has worked with the likes of Andrea Bocelli and the late Luciano Pavarotti—conducts the classical take on classic rock, while Dominic Miller (guitars), David Cossin (percussion), Ira Coleman (bass) and Jo Lawry (vocals) join Sting, Mercurio and the 45-piece orchestra.

The performance is said to include songs from The Police (“Roxanne,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take,” etc.) as well as Sting’s solo hits (“If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,” “Desert Rose”)—all of which have been revisited, reimagined and reworked.

8 p.m., $51-$201, 891-7777.

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