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The 2014 Tony Awards has added a music icon to its list of high-profile guests. Sting will grace the stage at the event to preview the upcoming musical The Last Ship, his debut as a Broadway composer. The awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will air live on CBS on Sunday, June 8th from New York's Radio City Music Hall.
The Last Ship was previously released in album format last year as Sting's 11th solo LP, his first in over a decade. Across 12 tracks, he utilized orchestral arrangements, unconventional instrumentation (melodeon, Northumbrian pipes) and a wide variety of guest appearances, including AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. The lyrical concept was inspired by Sting's childhood in Wallsend, England, during the collpase of the town's shipbuilding industry – though it also explored themes of mortality and fatherhood.
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