NEW NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED
Performing His Most Celebrated Hits, Stripped Down With A 5-Piece Band
LOS ANGELES,?Jan. 22, 2013?/PRNewswire/ –?Following the critical and popular success of?Sting’s?2011-2012 world tour throughout?North America,?Europe, the UK,?South Africa, and?Asia, Live Nation is pleased to announce that theBack to Bass?tour will continue this year, with Sting performing many of his greatest hits, stripped down, with a 5-piece band.
Beginning on?May 30?in?Kelowna, British Columbia, the tour will extend across?North America?in June with performances in cities including?San Francisco,?Chicago,?Atlantic City,?Kingston, and?Boston, followed by a return to?Europethrough July with concerts in?Poland,?Ireland,?France,?Denmark, and?Norway. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks (latest itinerary included below).
Tickets for select European dates go on sale beginning?January 24?and 25, with tickets available for several concerts in?North America?beginning?January 28. As on sale dates vary, please visit?www.sting.com?orwww.ticketmaster.com?for complete tour and ticket information.
The?Back to Bass?tour has garnered spectacular reviews around the world:
“Sting brushes time aside in sublime performance.”
? The Boston Globe (October 24, 2011)
“A better ‘Sting’ than ever.”
-?Nice Matin?(November 13, 2012)
“The concert of the year.”
– Korzar (November 18, 2012)
“His concert was a musical masterpiece.”
-?Onet Muzyka?(November 22, 2012)
Sting will be joined by his longtime guitarist?Dominic Miller?,?Vinnie Colaiuta?(drums),?David Sancious?(keyboards)?Peter Tickell?(electric fiddle), and?Jo Lawry?(vocals).
Members of the Sting fan club have the opportunity to purchase tickets for many of the concerts in advance of the general public at?www.sting.com. For complete tour and ticket information, please visit:?www.sting.com.
VIP Nation is offering a variety of exclusive packages along the Back to Bass tour that include premium seats, access to soundcheck, a meet & greet with Sting, specially designed merchandise, and more. For details, please visithttp://www.sting.com/tour/index/.
The tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc.
|STING: BACK TO BASS|
|TOUR ITINERARY AS OF 2013-01-22|
|Date:||City:||Venue:||On sale Date:|
|May 30||Kelowna, BC||Prospera Place||Mon. Jan. 28|
|May 31||Victoria, BC||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 02||San Francisco, CA||America’s Cup Pavilion||Fri. Feb. 22|
|June 03||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl||Sat. Jan. 26|
|June 05||Denver, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 07||Chicago, IL||Ravinia||Thu. Apr. 25|
|June 08||Chicago, IL||Ravinia||Thu. Apr. 25|
|June 12||Baltimore, MD||Pier 6||Fri. Jan. 25|
|June 14||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Event Center||Sat. Feb. 16|
|June 15||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Event Center||Sat. Feb. 16|
|June 17||Kitchener, ON||Memorial Auditorium||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 18||Kingston, ON||K-Rock Centre||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 20||Bangor, ME||Waterfront Pavilion||Fri. Feb. 1|
|June 21||Boston, MA||Bank of America Pavilion||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 22||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun||Fri. Feb. 1|
|June 24||Summerside, PEI||Credit Union Place||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 26||St. John’s, NFLD||Mile One Centre||Mon. Jan. 28|
|June 29||Oswiecim, PL||Life Festival Oswiecim, Stadion Mosir||Thu. Jan. 24|
|July 01||Cork, IE||Live at the Marquee||Thu. Jan. 31|
|July 06||Arras, FR||Main Square Festival||Fri. Jan. 25 (single day tickets)|
|July 10||Mainz, DE||Mainz Volkspark||Fri. Jan. 25|
|July 12||Stavern, NO||Stavern Festivalen||Thu. Jan. 24|
Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.
For complete tour and ticket information, please visit?www.sting.com.
Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting was born in?Newcastle, England?before moving to?London?in 1977 to form The Police with?Stewart Copeland?and?Andy Summers?. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his solo career,?25 Years, the definitive box set collection and the double disc,?The Best Of 25 Years?were released. Sting 25, the free iPad APP, which was awarded the prestigious Cannes Lion for Best Design/Aesthetic at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is also now available on iTunes and features exclusive all-star performances from his 60th?birthday benefit concert, plus rare interviews, photos, music videos, and more. Sting has sold nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo artist and has earned an additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar nominations.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
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