LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ LiveNation)
Following the success of his North American tour this fall, Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting's Back to Bass Tour will extend to Europe
early next year 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.
Currently garnering stellar reviews throughout North America, the European tour will begin February 5, 2012 in Newcastle at the Sage Gateshead with additional performances in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Prague, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Vienna as well as multiple dates in France, Germany and the UK (itinerary below).
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, November 18.
'...an exquisite performance...'The Boston Globe, Oct. 24, 2011
'Every Little Thing He Does is Magic - Sting Captivated DC.'The Washington Examiner, Oct. 31, 2011
'...A sonic adventure that revisits past triumphs and explores some lesser-known gems...' The Toronto Star, Nov. 2, 2011
In support of Sting: 25 Years, the recently released box set collection, 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 fan favourites such as 'Desert Rose,' 'Every Breath You Take,' and 'Fields of Gold.'
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). Sting: 25 Years, was released on September 26, 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. Sting: The Best of 25 Years is also available as both a single and double disc. Members of the Sting fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance with complete tour and ticket information at www.sting.com. VIP Packages are also 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 - 2012 European Itinerary:
February 5 - Gateshead, UK at The Sage Gateshead, On sale Nov 18
February 7 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands at Heinekin Music Hall, On sale Nov 19
February 9 - Gothenburg, Sweden at Lisebergshallen, On sale Nov 18
February 12 - Stockholm, Sweden at Waterfront, On sale Nov 18
February 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark at Falconer Theatre, On sale Nov 21
February 15 - Warsaw, Poland at Sala Kongresowa, On sale Nov 25
February 18 - Prague, Czech Republic at Congress Center, On sale Nov 25
February 19 - Vienna, Austria at Gasometer, On sale Nov 18
February 21 - Grenoble, France at Summum, On sale Nov. 25
February 22 - Toulouse, France at Zenith, On sale Nov 25
February 24 - Claremont-Ferrand, France at Zenith, On sale Nov 25
February 25 - Marseille, France at Le Dome de Marseille, On sale Nov 25
February 29 - Frankfurt, Germany at Jahrhunderthalle, On sale Nov 18
March 2 - Koln, Germany at E-Werk, On sale Nov 18
March 4 - Brussels, Belgium at Cirque Royale, On sale Nov 18
March 5 - Brussels, Belgium at Cirque Royal, On sale Nov 18
March 7 - Stuttgart, Germany at Beethovensaal, On sale Nov 18
March 8 - Lille, France at Zenith, On sale Nov 25
March 10 - Berlin, Germany at Columbiahalle, On sale Nov 18
March 13 - Paris, France at Zenith, On sale Nov 18
March 16 - Manchester, UK at Apollo, On sale Nov 18
March 17 - Glasgow, UK at Clyde Auditorium, On sale Nov 18
March 19 - London, UK at Hammersmith Apollo, On sale Nov 18