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Rock ‘n roll legend Sting will be lighting up the 2016 NBA All-Star Games with a special halftime performance. On Sunday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (Feb. 14), the former Police frontman will be polishing up his classic catalog while also maintaining the element of surprise for both newcomers and his hardcore fan base.

His manager, Martin Kierszenbaum — who previously served as his publicist during the early stages of his solo career at A&M Records — revealed that Sting would be playing with The Last Bandoleros, a Tex-Mex/ rock/pop band from San Antonio that he recently shared the stage with for The Tonight Show. “It’s a whole different energy,” Kierszenbaum says. “We’re going to have a lot of urgent kind of dynamic sounding renditions.”