Sting Launches 57th & 9th World Tour To Rave Reviews, Heralded As The "Show Of A Lifetime"

02/06/2017

- Sold Out North American & European Tour Dates To Be Followed By Concerts In Central And South America, Asia Plus Festival Events Throughout Europe -

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off of sold out concerts across North America and Europe, Sting's 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

The guitar-driven rock tour, featuring a 4-piece band, launched in Vancouver last week and will perform in 24 North American cities before heading to Barcelona, Spain on March 21st for concerts in an additional 13 cities with multiple performances added due to demand in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Paris.

GLOBE & MAIL

"Sting gives longtime fans the show of a lifetime in Vancouver."

VANCOUVER SUN

"Last night, as the cosy confines of Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom hosted the opening date of Sting's 57th & 9th World Tour, Newcastle's most celebrated son rolled back many of his 65 years to reveal a heart that still pulses with the spirit of 1977."

CTV NEWS

"From the intimate choice of venue to the vintage hit-packed set list, where this rekindled fire in Sting's soul has emerged from remained unclear. But if Show One is any indication, the fun has only just started."

VANCOUVER WEEKLY

"The set pulsated though the overwhelming database of new songs, solo material, and classic Police hits."

"Sting is a universal story teller, built from the stuff of what they say legends are made of. "

THE OREGONIAN

"Sting is in astounding shape, vocal and otherwise."

Following the North American and European tours, additional dates have been added in South and Central America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Sting then returns to Europe for a string of summer festival and concert dates throughout Europe. Visit www.sting.com for complete tour and ticket details.

On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar).   

Sting's twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, was released November 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting's musical and songwriting styles from the raucous, guitar-driven first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," to the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of "Petrol Head" and the anthemic "50,000."  The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded in just a few weeks with Sting's long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.

57th & 9th is promoted by Live Nation Global Touring, produced by Cherrytree Management and RZO Entertainment.  For complete tour and ticketing information visit: www.sting.com

ABOUT STING: Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and 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 studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. 

As one of the world's most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for "The Empty Chair" from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.  Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting's support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach.  Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world's rainforests and the indigenous people living there.  Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet's endangered resources, with the next event scheduled for December 14 at Carnegie Hall. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.

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About the Cherrytree Music Company 

Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, the Cherrytree Music Company provides management record label and publishing services to a boutique roster of artists, producers and mixers who push the creative envelope in popular music.  Cherrytree has had an indelible impact on the music landscape from managing celebrated musician and cultural icon Sting as well as launching the 20-million selling debut album by Lady Gaga in 2009 to releasing the artistically and commercially ground-breaking records of Feist, Ellie Goulding, Robyn, La Roux, LMFAO, Far East Movement and Disclosure. In the process, Cherrytree Records, Cherrytree Management and Cherrytree Publishing have become vital sources for Pop Alternative music as well as catalysts for artist collaboration and innovation.  For more information on the Cherrytree Music Company, please visit: www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com.

Sting 57th & 9th Tour Itinerary
With Special guests Joe Sumner & The Last Bandoleros (North America & Europe)

NORTH AMERICA :




Wed., Feb. 01, 2017

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom


Thur., Feb. 02, 2017

Portland, OR

Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center


Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017

San Francisco, CA

The Masonic


Monday, Feb. 06 2017

San Francisco, CA

The Masonic


Wed., Feb. 08, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Palladium (presented by Citi)


Thur. Feb. 09, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Palladium (presented by Citi)


Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Rancho Mirage, CA

Agua Caliente Casino


Tues., Feb. 14, 2017

Denver, CO

Fillmore Auditorium


Thur., Feb. 16, 2017

Kansas City, MO

Uptown Theater


Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

St. Louis, MO

The Pageant


Sun., Feb. 19, 2017

Austin, TX

ACL Live at The Moody Theater


Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Dallas, TX

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.


Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

New Orleans, LA

UNO Lakefront Arena


Thur., Feb. 23, 2017

Houston, TX

Smart Financial Centre


Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Miami, FL

Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater


Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Atlanta, GA

Tabernacle


Tues., Feb. 28, 2017

Nashville, TN

Municipal Auditorium


Thur., Mar. 02, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

The Myth


Friday, Mar. 03, 2017

Chicago, IL

Aragon Ballroom


Sun., Mar. 05, 2017

Toronto, ON

Rebel


Mon., Mar. 06, 2017

Montreal, QC

Metropolis


Wed., Mar. 08, 2017

Boston, MA

House of Blues


Thur., Mar. 09, 2017

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun


Sat., Mar. 11, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

Fillmore


Sun., Mar. 12, 2017

Washington, DC

The Theater at MGM National Harbor


Tues., Mar. 14, 2017

New York, NY

Hammerstein Ballroom






EUROPE/UK:




Tues., Mar. 21, 2017

Barcelona, SP

Sant Jordi Club


Thur., Mar. 23, 2017

Milan, IT

Fabrique


Sat., Mar. 25, 2017

Hamburg, DE

Sporthalle


Mon., Mar. 27, 2017

Warsaw, PL

Torwar


Wed., Mar. 29, 2017

Stuttgart, DE

Porsche-Arena


Thur., Mar. 30, 2017

Zurich, CH

Samsung Hall


Sat., Apr. 01, 2017

Esch-sur-Alzette, LU

Rockhal


Sun., Apr. 02, 2017

Brussels, BE

Forest National


Tues., Apr. 04, 2017

Dusseldorf, DE

Mistubishi Electric Halle


Wed., Apr. 05, 2017

Amsterdam, NL

AFAS Live (formerly Heineken Music Hall






Friday, Apr. 07, 2017

Manchester, UK

Manchester O2 Apollo


Sun., Apr. 09, 2017

London, UK

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith


Mon., Apr. 10, 2017

London, UK

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith


Wed., Apr. 12, 2017

Paris, FR

Olympia


Thur., Apr. 13, 2017

Paris, FR

Olympia






INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES – with special guest:  Joe Sumner





Tues. May 02, 2017

Santiago, CL

Movistar Arena



Thur. May 04, 2017

Buenos Aires, AR

Hipodromo De Palermo                  .



Sat. May 06,  2017

Sao Paulo, BR

Allianz Parque                  .            



Tues. May 09, 2017

San Jose, CR

Estadio Nacional



Thur. May 11, 2017

San Juan, PR

Coliseo de Puerto Rico                 



Tues. May 13, 2017

Punta Cana, DR

Hard Rock



Wed. May 17, 2017

Mexico City, MX

National Auditorium



Sat. May 20, 2017

Monterrey, MX

Auditorio Banamen



Sun. May 21, 2017

Guadalajara, MX

Auditoria Telmex



Tues. May 23, 2017

Puebla, Mexico

Acropolis Puebla








Sun. May 28, 2017

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium             



Sat. June 03, 2017

Hong Kong

HK Convention & Exhibition Centre 



Tues. Jun 06, 2017

Tokyo, JP

Budokan



Wed. June 07, 2017

Tokyo, JP

Budokan



Sat. June 10, 2017

Osaka, JP

Chuo Gymnasium



 

Summer Festival Performances

During the months of June and July, Sting will perform throughout Europe at a series of festivals and special concert events including shows in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy.

Additional international dates to be announced.

Itinerary Subject To Change. For complete tour and ticket information visit:
www.sting.com & www.livenation.com

 

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