PERFORMING HIS GREATEST HITS, STRIPPED DOWN AND RAW
IN THEATRES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA
Live Nation is pleased to announce that this fall, Sting will embark on the "Back to Bass Tour" throughout North America as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career by taking it back to bass: all of the hits, stripped down, as they haven't been played in years. Tickets go on sale beginning September 19 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
In support of his forthcoming box set collection Sting: 25 Years, slated for release on September 27, the tour features Sting backed by a 5-piece band in an intimate theatre setting.
Beginning in Boston on October 21 at The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center, the tour will extend across the U.S. and Canada. Cities announced today include Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs spanning his solo career, from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his latest release, Live in Berlin, plus a selection of The Police's greatest hits. Highlights include the Grammy winners "Brand New Day" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" plus fan-favorites "Englishman In New York," "Desert Rose" and "Roxanne." Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist).
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sting's solo career, the definitive box set Sting: 25 Years, will be released on September 27, 2011. This collection captures highlights and rarities of Sting's solo career and contains three CDs, all re-mastered exclusively for this set and personally curated by Sting, as well as a previously unreleased live DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased, filmed at New York City's Irving Plaza. The discs are housed in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics, and newly written commentary by Sting. In addition, Sting: The Best of 25 Years (single disc) will be released on October 18, 2011.
Sting Back To Bass Tour Dates
10/21/11 Fri Wang Theatre Boston, MA
10/26/11 Wed Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
10/29/11 Sat D.A.R. Constitution Hall Washington, DC
11/01/11 Tue Massey Hall Toronto, ON
11/05/11 Sat Rosemont Theatre Rosemont, IL
11/06/11 Sun Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
11/12/11 Sat The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach, FL
11/16/11 Wed Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
11/17/11 Thu Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
11/20/11 Sun Wells Fargo Theatre Denver, CO
11/22/11 Tue Comerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre) Phoenix, AZ
11/28/11 Mon The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
12/02/11 Fri Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
12/05/11 Mon Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
12/08/11 Thu Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
Sting Tour Dates