We are thrilled to announce that Sting and Gwen Stefani will perform at this event—you won't want to miss this special night!
The evening's entertainment will be held at AT&T Park, home of baseball's World Series-winning San Francisco Giants. Experience the breathtaking views from the stands or from the field, enjoy excellent food and drink, and relax as you get ready to immerse yourself in your last day at the conference.
AT&T Park is only a 15-minute walk away from Moscone Center. In an effort to be more green and sustainable, we will not be offering bus transportation to and from the park. For those who prefer not to walk, we recommend public transportation.
If you register for a full conference package, your ticket to the Oracle Appreciation Event is included. It's our way of saying thank you for your continued support. Wristbands are required to get into the event.
Note: San Francisco’s weather can be cold and breezy at night. Please dress accordingly.
With hits from The Police and his solo career, like Englishman in New York, Roxanne, Fields of Gold, and Every Breath You Take, you won't want to miss this night with Sting.
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six GRAMMY Awards and two Brit Awards, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
As one of the world's most distinctive solo artists, Sting has earned an additional 10 GRAMMY Awards, two Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, a Tony nomination, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2014 Sting received the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the most prestigious cultural prizes in the United States. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting's twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first pop/rock project in over a decade, will be released on November 11, 2016. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting's musical and songwriting styles from the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of "Petrol Head," to the anthemic "50,000," and the raucous, guitar-driven first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You." The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded with Sting's long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman, and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.
The album takes its title from the Manhattan street corner that Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios in Hell's Kitchen where the recordings were done. Sting notes that if there's a theme in the lyrics of 57th & 9th, it's the idea of travel and motion, most apparent in "Inshallah" and the autobiographical "Heading South On The Great North Road."
Sting has appeared in more than 15 films, executive-produced the critically acclaimed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and in 1989 starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway. His most recent project was the Tony-nominated musical The Last Ship, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England where he was born and raised. The show, with music and lyrics by Sting and book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, ran on Broadway in 2014 and 2015.
An accomplished author, Sting published a memoir entitled Broken Music in 2003, which spent 13 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In 2007, he released Lyrics, a comprehensive collection of lyrics accompanied by personal commentary and photos.
Sting's support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world's rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet's endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.
Performing hits such as This is What the Truth Feels Like, Make Me Like You, Rich Girl, and Hollaback Girl, you'll be on your feet dancing all night.
Three-time GRAMMY winner Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist. She has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with her band No Doubt and as a multiplatinum solo artist. Stefani released two solo albums—Love.Angel.Music.Baby and The Sweet Escape—featuring the hit singles "Rich Girl," "Sweet Escape," "What Are You Waiting For?" and the Pharrell Williams-produced number-one hit "Hollaback Girl," which became the first digital download to sell more than a million copies in the United States.
In the fall of 2015, Stefani returned as a coach for the ninth season of The Voice and released the synth-pop ballad "Used To Love You," a song that has since been certified gold. Stefani kicked off 2016 with the release of her new single "Make Me Like You" and a music video that was created on live television. Directed by GRAMMY-Award winner Sophie Muller, the action unfolded on CBS during a four-minute commercial break during this year's GRAMMY Awards and featured multiple set and costume changes in real time. Both "Used To Love You" and "Make Me Like You" are featured on Stefani's third studio album This Is What The Truth Feels Like, which was released March 18 on Interscope Records and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Stefani returned to the road this summer as she launched her "This Is What the Truth Feels Like" 2016 Tour to rave reviews, with the New Jersey Star-Ledger stating "Stefani is a magnetic live entertainer—the same bounding band leader from her 'Just A Girl' days..."
Stefani will make her animated feature film debut as DJ Suki, the resident DJ, in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, which will be released later this year.
Stefani is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished fashion designer and entrepreneur, having launched the much-loved brands L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers. Stefani's most recent blockbuster design collaboration is the makeup collection she created in partnership with Urban Decay.