Saturday, June 15, 2024

Joe Sumner A “Starman” On Tour With Dad, Sting, He’s Joining 2018 David Bowie Celebration Tour


Joe Sumner is Sting’s oldest kid, let’s get that out of the way. For a while he fronted a band I loved called “Fiction Plane.” They had a single I still hum to myself called “Hate.” (I call it “I Hate People.”) I also loved “Two Sisters.” Check them out.

All year, Joe, the married father of three, has been on tour with Sting on the massively successful 57th and 9th tour– all over the world. An accomplished guitarist, Joe made a name for himself singing a tribute to David Bowie every night with “Starman.”

Now Joe is heading out with the Celebrating David Bowie tour in 2018, where I hope he’ll do “Starman” and some other Bowie songs, as well some of his own.

Meantime he tells me: “On December 2nd I’ll be playing at Safari Nights in aid of The orphanage is in Kenya and provides a home for children who’s parents have died from HIV related illnesses.  I have been the ambassador to the orphanage for the last year. Tom Morello will be MC that night which makes me very happy.”

But so much time away from home?

His kids say no! I love this pic from Instagram. (PS You can also hear Joe starting tomorrow on the DVD/Blu Ray of Sting’s tour “Live at the Olympia Paris.”

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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