Sting enjoying working with orchestra on tour
The veteran musician, who first rose to fame as front man of The Police, told the Toronto Star that he is relishing the challenge.
Promoting his new album Symphonicities, the 58-year-old explained that it was a different experience to being with a band as he cannot improvise on the chorus because the orchestra will carry on regardless.
"One of the wonderful surprises, naively, for me, is that you can put an arrangement down in front of an orchestra and they play it instantly. That was exciting for me," the performer said.
With the tour set to hit the UK on October 1st, when he beings a two-night stint at the Royal Albert Hall, fans will also be able to hear him perform new renditions of classic tracks such as Roxanne and Englishman in New York when he visits Manchester, Edinburgh and Gateshead.
By Jemma Howard