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Sting to perform at halftime of NBA all-star game in Toronto

Last Updated Jan 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm EDT

Sting performs at Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2015. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Rich Fury/Invision.

Sting is trading “Fields of Gold” for a court of all-stars.

The Grammy-winning artist will perform the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cirque du Soleil will perform a routine before the game that illustrates “the story of a basketball dream.”

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.

The decision to have Sting perform has drawn criticism from Rob Ford. On his Twitter account, a post indicated he would have preferred Toronto talent for the halftime show.