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Sting and Shaggy share hits during concert at Fillmore Miami Beach | Photos

Given the Police’s flirtations with reggae in the 1980s, it wasn’t all that surprising when Sting, the band’s co-founder, and dancehall artist Shaggy announced they were collaborating on an album, this year’s “44/876.” It’s even less surprising that the duo’s current tour leans as heavily on the performers' respective solo material as it does on songs from the new album.

Sting’s 1987 smooth-jazzy single “Englishman in New York” has opened most dates on the tour — which stopped Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Fillmore Miami Beach — and concertgoers have also encountered “Fields of Gold,” “Love Is the Seventh Wave” and “Shape of My Heart,” along with Police hits “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Walking on the Moon” and “Every Breath You Take.” The timeless “Roxane” has been mashed with Shaggy’s once-inescapable “Boombastic,” and the Jamican singer’s solo output is further represented by takes on “Angel,” “Hey Sexy Lady” and, of course, “It Wasn’t Me.”

Anyone attending the Fillmore concert to hear music from the pair’s new album, photographed by SouthFlorida.com’s Jim Rassol, no doubt got what they wanted.

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