OCTOBER 19 AT CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES AMADOR
New island-inspired collaborative album, 44/876 out now
Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 26 a 12PM at Ticketplus
The Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation and Showpro announced today that following a European and North American tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to Panama City on October 19th at the Centro de Convenciones Amador.
The iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently-released, island-flavored collaborative album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and to collaborate on each other’s most celebrated hits such as "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman In New York," "Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” "Mr. Boombastic" and "Angel.”
Tickets will go on sale to Global Bank cardholders on Monday July 16 at 10am at www.ticketplus.com.pa and authorized outlets. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 26 at 12pm local time at www.ticketplus.com.pa. Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Friday, July 13. Please visit www.sting.com/tour for details.
Sting and Shaggy initially joined forces to record a new song, "Don't Make Me Wait" (which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart), as a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both and ended up recording an entire album full of joyful and uplifting, melodic music. With its title referencing their respective telephone country codes (44 for the UK, Sting’s birthplace and 876 for Jamaica, Shaggy’s homeland), 44/876 honors the duo’s deep-rooted love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s birthplace, and where Sting penned such classics as “Every Breath You Take.”
Along with continuing each artist’s exploration of reggae and its transcendent rhythms, songs like “Don’t Make Me Wait,” “Morning is Coming,” and “Gotta Get Back My Baby” reveal Sting and Shaggy’s shared passion for creating timeless music that defies expectation.
On May 25, 44/876: The Remixes was released on A&M/Interscope Records, featuring an albums’ worth of remixes of songs from their album by a diverse range of artists including Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, the Brazilian duo Tropkillaz, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Grammy-award winning producer Dave Audé, among others (track listing included below).
Sting and Shaggy will be joined on the 44/876 Tour by Sting’s players Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
The tour is produced by RZO Entertainment and promoted by Live Nation Global Touring. The show is promoted locally by Showpro.
44/876: The Remixes Track listing:
Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)
Dreaming In The U.S.A. (Chris Baio Remix)
Morning Is Coming (Rory Stone Love Black Dub Day Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Tropkillaz Remix)
Just One Lifetime (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Jungle Josh x JROB Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (iLL Wayno Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (One Drop Remix)
Gotta Get Back My Baby (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Club Mix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Madison Mars Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Tom Stephan Club Mix)