Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced today that composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting will perform at the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Sunday, December 11th in Oslo, Norway at the Telenor Arena. Performing a song off his new pop/rock album, 57th & 9th as well as some classic hits, Sting will join a musical lineup that already includes Halsey and Highasakite, with Conan O’Brien serving as the evening’s host.
"It is truly an honor to be performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year,” said Sting. “I have always believed in music as an important way of amplifying messages of peace and we certainly hope to achieve that with this concert.”
As one of the world’s most distinctive artists, Sting has earned 16 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, 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 will later this month, he will receive 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 twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first pop/rock project in over a decade, was released on November 11 and features the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.”
"Sting is a long-time supporter of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. He has exactly the right integrity and commitment to the cause. Moreover, he remains one of the most impressive songwriters and musicians of his time. I am simply thrilled that Sting will be performing at this year's concert", said Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other remarkable individuals and organizations. For more than twenty years, the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate.
For the second year in a row, the event will be live streamed on YouTube for viewers around the world. Following the concert, more exclusive content and interviews will be posted for fans.
The Concert is presented by Nobel Peace Prize Research & Information, produced by Warner Bros. and Gyro, and has an average reach of several hundred million households in most regions of the world.
A free 360° Virtual Reality livestream of the concert will be available, providing unique and exclusive immersive experiences streamed live from the event. Additionally, 360° post-event and exclusive highlight videos will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the weekend. This exclusive footage will be broadcasted on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert’s #PeaceIsLoud 360° VR app and HTML Player powered exclusively by Digital Domain, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.
For more information on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, please visit nobelpeaceprizeconcert.com