It’s good news and not exactly bad news for Sting’s legions of fans.
The superstar rocker was supposed to release his “Duets” album at the end of this month. But with many configurations of CDs and LPs, “Duets”– featuring Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, Sam Moore, etc — has been delayed until March 2021. His PR says there were manufacturing delays due to the pandemic, which is all too common right now.
The good news is that Sting will appear tomorrow night– Tuesday, November 10th — on the 15th annual Taste of Hope cancer charity fundraiser. This annual event is usually in person at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th St. A hundred or more four star restaurants serve up their delicious fare to a packed room of donors.
Alas, the event has moved online tomorrow night, where donors will get to see Sting perform one of his hits live from Italy. WCBS-TV’s Chris Wragge is hosting as usual. Many celebs will make appearances including comic Mario Cantone, and actors Giancarlo Esposito, Harry Lennix, Amy Ryan, Peter Onorati, Alyssa Reiner and David Alan Basche, and even football great Harry Carson.
The event honors chef Michael White — of New York’s Marea, Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Costata and The Butterfly — and Harlem restaurant star chef Joseph JJ Johnson, who’s got the very popular “Field Trip” with locations in Rock Center and Queens.
Taste of Hope has already raised more than half of its goal this year, and there’s a bargain busting silent auction going on right now. (Everyone knows the best deals are at silent auctions.)
As for Sting, fans may have to wait for that “Duets” album but this performance tomorrow night is special! Plus, it’s for a good cause.