Name: Tracey & Jim Campbell
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Been a fan since: Tracey: My friend from England suggested I listen to the Police and I did. I loved the band and we were lucky enough to see them on the 'Synchronicity' Tour in 1983. We've been following Sting ever since then. Jim: Since their first album came out. I was in high school then and especially liked 'Can't Stand Losing You' and 'Driven To Tears'.
Favourite Sting song: Tracey: I always loved 'Fragile' and even through Sting’s many songs and albums, I still love 'Fragile' the best! It's a special treat these days when he sings it at a concert. Jim: One of my favourites is 'After the Rain has Fallen' because it's got a great beat.
Favourite Police song: Tracey: There’s so many great songs, it's really hard to pick just one, but one of my favourites is 'Hole In My Life'. There's a lot of energy to it (especially when the Police sang it on the Reunion Tour). Jim: I always like 'Demolition Man' - it's just a good rockin' tune!
Favourite Sting album: Tracey: I tend to love the newest album to be released since it's new and I can listen to it endlessly, but I think 'Brand New Day' would have to be my favourite. Jim: 'Ten Summoner's Tales' and 'Brand New Day' as a close second.
Favourite Police album: Tracey: 'Outlandos d'Amour', but I love them all. Jim: 'Reggatta De Blanc' and 'Zenyatta Mondatta'.
Most memorable concert: Tracey: Since it's the most 'memorable', I would have to say the Vancouver Fan Club show for the Police Reunion Tour. The anticipation was amazing and meeting all the fans and exchanging stories was great. We've kept in touch with lots of fans since then. For the Sting shows, I think it's the Detroit Opera House on the 'Brand New Day' Tour since it's the first time I had front row. How can anyone forget a concert where you're in front row looking at Sting? Jim: My favourite's are the Grand Rapids show for the Police since we were able to get front row at the last minute and Elvis Costello made it even more memorable. For Sting, I’d have to say the 'Brand New Day' Tour in Columbus, Ohio. I loved the album and the concert was great.
Other favourite bands: Tracey: I share a love of Coldplay with my daughter and I like Phil Collins, Elton John, The Beatles and Sarah McLachlan. Jim: The Kinks, Bob Marley, The Specials, Johnny Cash and Muddy Waters but I listen to almost anything and everything.
In your own words: We both love music and don't go too far without it. We’ve been married for 27 years and have three great kids (one has even moved out!). We share a love of travelling and when we're travelling to see Sting, it's even better! We've seen Sting in concert any times and hope to keep going. We've also met a lot of other wonderful fans along the way!
Over the years the Fan Club has held several exclusive events and amazing opportunities for its members. Below are just some of the highlights...
Fan Club members were invited to an exclusive "57th & 9th" album release party concert
at New York's Irving Plaza in November 2016.
Twenty Fan Club members and their guests were invited to attend the opening night performance of "The Last Ship" at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in October 2014.
Well over a hundred Fan Club members were invited to attend a special "birthday" performance of The Last Ship material at New York's Public Theater on 2 October 2013.
Fan Club members were invited to attend some development performances of "The Last Ship" at the Live Theatre in Newcastle in February 2012.
Fan Club members were invited to a dress rehearsal concert ahead of Sting's European Symphonicity Tour at the Apollo Theatre in New York in April 2011.
Fan Club members attended the filming of Sting's 'If On A Winter's Night...' DVD at Durham Cathedral in September 2009.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a recording of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with The Police recorded at the Apollo Theatre in New York in August 2008.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of The Police's world breaking Reunion Tour at GM Place in Vancouver in May 2007.
Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the recording of Sting's 'The Journey & The Labyrinth' DVD at LSO St Lukes in London in October 2006.
Sting invited Fan Club members to attend an exclusive club show on the Broken Music tour at Irving Plaza in New York in May 2005.
Fan Club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Broken Music tour at the Roxy Club in Los Angeles in March 2005.
In January 2004, fan club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Sacred Love tour at the James L Knight Centre in Miami.
In September 2003, Sting invited Fan Club members to an exclusive concert at the Olympia in Paris, where he previewed songs off his 'Sacred Love' album.
In September 2001, Fan Club members were invited to Sting's home near Florence to attend the recording/filming of the '...All This Time' CD and DVD.