Continues to garner rave reviews heralded as the “show of a lifetime”
Publication date: 30 May 2017
Sting’s 57th & 9th world tour
Continues to garner rave reviews heralded as the “show of a lifetime”
Sold Out North American, European and South AmericanTour Dates Followed By Concerts in Asia Plus Festival Events Throughout Europe This Summer –
NEW SHOWS IN EUROPE CONFIRMED FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
13-Sept. Rankweil, AT / 14-Sept. Vienna, AT / 16-Sept. Sofia, BG / 29-Sept. Tallinn, EE
1-Oct. St. Petersburg, RU / 6-Oct. Kyiv, UA / 10-Oct. Kaunas, LT / 12-Oct. Krakow, PL /
13-Oct. Budapest, HU / 15-Oct. Skopje, MK.
Tuesday, 30-May, 2017. For Immediate Release – Following sold out concerts across North America, Europe, South America and Mexico, Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, is taking the world by storm with rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
The guitar-driven rock tour, which launched in North America, visited Europe, Central and South America and is currently in Asia before returning to Europe for select summer festival appearances has now confirmed an extended fall tour with new shows announced in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Macedonia. Additional European concert dates still to be announced.
On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) with special guest Joe Sumner, as well as accordion player, Percy Cardona, who regularly performs with The Last Bandoleros.
Today’s announcement includes shows in Sofia Bulgaria, 16-September at Arena Armeec, St. Petersburg, Russia on 1-October at New Arena, Kyiv, and the Ukraine on 6-October at Palace of Sports. All concerts will go on sale this Friday, 2-June. Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Wed. 31-May with complete details available at www.sting.com/tour.
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“At the heart of what Sting does is a supreme songwriting talent, flowing melodies, audacious grooves and meaningful lyrics delivered by a master musician who seems to get a genuine sense of accomplishment from performing at the highest possible level.
This show deserved a badge of honour." - The Telegraph, UK
“Sting isn't just a performer who comes to put on a show. He is an artist who arrives to create art on the stage.” Alto Voltaje (Puerto Rico)
“Sting showcases versatility, depth and enduring rock power at ACL Live. He proved he still has the chops to deliver a thrilling set of strobe enhanced, gut punch rock ‘n’ roll.”
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”
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 18 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents
ABOUT JOE SUMNER: Joe Sumner has been honing his solo work for the past five years. While simultaneously fronting rock band Fiction Plane and pushing boundaries in the tech space with his app Vyclone, Joe has been stripping back all that he finds inauthentic.
The result is a spacious and colorful sound that would not be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie. Starting with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, he writes heartfelt, playful and genuine songs that are never quite finished. 'Every time I play a song I leave at least a few parts of it completely open to improvisation.' he says of his loose and collaborative performing style. 'After you play a song fifty times I think it should get better, not just stay the same!'
This open-minded attitude comes in part from his extremely varied musical experiences - from touring with acts that he literally calls family (The Police, Sting) to artists like Snoop Dogg or singing in a modern opera and writing hits for other European artist. Joe also teaches highly-acclaimed workshops at music schools focusing on the emotional pressures of songwriting.
Joe Sumner's debut solo single 'Jellybean' was released earlier this year in limited capacity and will be available worldwide for stream and download in the summer of 2017.
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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 – EUROPEAN FALL CONCERT DATES
Date: City: Venue: On sale Information:
13-Sept. Rankweil, AT Markplatz (City Square) On sale 1-June
14-Sept. Vienna, AT Stadhalle On sale 2-June
16-Sept. Sofia, BG Arena Armeec On sale 2-June
24-Sept. Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena On sale 29-May
25-Sept. Oslo, NO Spektrum On sale 26-May
26-Sept. Stavanger, NO DNB Arena On sale 26-May
28-Sept. Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena On sale 29-May
29-Sept. Tallinn, EE SAKU Arena On sale 2-June
01-Oct. St. Petersburg, RU New Arena On sale 2-June
06-Oct. Kyiv, UK Palace of Sports On sale 2-June
10-Oct. Kaunas, LT Zalgirio Arena On sale 2-June
12-Oct. Krakow, PL Tauron Arena On sale 2-June
13-Oct. Budapest, HU Budapest Arena On sale 2-June
15-Oct. Skopje, MK VIP Arena Boris Trajkovski On sale 2-June
Additional dates to be announced.
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