Sting is currently touring the world on his Symphonicity tour, and in an exclusive interview with ET, the music icon says his six kids were "born in trunks" and live all over the planet.
"I have six kids and they've all been born in trunks, and have inherited my wanderlust," Sting tells ET. "They're all over the world now, doing their own thing. It doesn't seem to have harmed them too much."
He says, in fact, that the world traveling was a bonus, adding, "They had a very sophisticated geopolitical sense. They know what's happening in the world."
He stresses, though, "At the same time, family time is important. You have to strike a balance between being a touring musician and having a family, obviously. It's not perfect, not ideal, but it's basically what it is."
Sting's new CD/DVD combo "Sting Live in Berlin" is in stores now, and documents his tour, which incorporates orchestral music into some of his classic tunes. He tells ET of fans coming out for his tour dates, "They didn't really know what they were going to see. They saw, 'Sting and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,' and [they were] not quite sure what that was. There was no album to go with it at first. I think in the first 30 seconds of the show, they were kind of stunned, [wondering], 'What was this?' and after one chorus, they were sold because it was a beautiful sound, spectacular setting, and it worked."
He says he chose his Berlin concert to record for posterity for the CD/DVD because he could speak in English for the concert. He says, "I normally speak in German [when performing in Germany]... I have enough German to get into trouble but not enough to get out of trouble, so I told the stories that I tell in the show in English, and I got the laughs at the right time, so it was a good choice. ... they also listen very carefully, the Germans."
Fans can catch Symphonicity tour dates in South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in the New Year.