Sting will embark on the Back to Bass Tour this fall 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 19th 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 dynamic and enduring 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 for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring 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 is part of the American Express Concert Series. American Express Cardmembers have an exclusive opportunity to purchase advance tickets before the general public. Complete details available at americanexpress.com/entertainment. American Express Terms, Conditions & Restrictions apply.
Members of the Sting fan club will also able to purchase tickets in advance with complete tour and ticket information at www.sting.com. VIP Packages are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.sting.com.
The tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc.
STING: BACK TO BASS TOUR 2011 – NORTH AMERICA
October 21 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center
October 26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
October 29 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
November 1 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
November 5 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
November 6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 12 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
November 16 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
November 17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
November 20 Denver, CO Wells Fargo
November 22 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
November 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
December 2 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
December 5 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre
December 8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre