TORONTO — Put on the red light: Sting is set to headline the NBA all-star halftime show next month in Toronto.
The 16-time Grammy Award winner, who kicks off a tour with Peter Gabriel in June, will play the halftime show at the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 14.
— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 28, 2016
Montreal acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil will start off the evening, which is part of the NBA-All Star Entertainment Series presented by JBL.
— Cirque du Soleil (@Cirque) January 28, 2016
Earlier this month, organizers announced Toronto rapper Drake will coach Canada's team at the NBA all-star celebrity game on Feb. 12 at the Ricoh Coliseum.
The Canuck team includes two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Toronto Blue Jays all-star right-fielder Jose Bautista.
Comedy star Kevin Hart will coach the U.S. team, which includes actors Michael B. Jordan and Jason Sudeikis.