Sting Performing his Greatest Hits, Re-imagined for Symphonic Arrangement Accompanied by a symphony orchestra and band.
Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting - accompanied by a symphony orchestra and band - will extend his celebrated Symphonicity world tour with additional dates across Europe this summer. Following sold-out performances throughout North America, Europe and Australia, the Symphonicity tour will perform at a number of festival events in Germany and Poland (itinerary below).
"An outstanding performance." - Bild Hamburg (Germany)
"Sting with an orchestra is rock magic." - La Stampa (Italy)
"...absolutely perfect in every detail...the ideal performance." - Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia)
"One would say that every little thing he did was magic." - Rzeczpospolita (Poland)
"First rate in every sense." - A-Listed (UK)
Fan Club presales for the tour's five German concerts - to take place in Mönchengladbach, Leipzig, Salem, Mannheim and Munich - will begin on Tuesday, February 15 at 10am (local time), and on Wednesday, February 16 at 10am (local time) for the tour's sole Polish concert at Gdansk's Sopot Arena. For all shows, legacy Fan Club members enjoy a one hour advance window at the the start followed by the presale opening to all members at 11am (local time). The public sales for the German shows commence on February 18 at 9am (local time) and for the Gdansk show on February 19 at 10am (local time).
Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Drawing from a diverse and illustrious career that has produced numerous multi-platinum albums, a staggering list of number one songs, countless accolades and worldwide record sales of nearly 100 million, Sting's most celebrated songs have been re-interpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin, and Nicola Tescari.
Selections, created especially for this tour, will include fan-favorites such as The Police hits "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", "Next To You" and "Every Breath You Take," to notable songs from Sting's enduring solo career - "Englishman in New York," "Fragile," "Russians," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields Of Gold," and "Desert Rose."
Sting will also be joined by a group of accomplished musicians, comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), Rhani Krija (Sting's longtime multi-genre percussionist), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).
Sting's first venture into the classical realm began with the success of his #1 album "Songs from the Labyrinth," a lute-based interpretation of the music of 16th century composer John Dowland, released in 2006 on Deutsche Grammophon. After completing the enormously successful Police reunion world tour, Sting returned to pursue his passion for combining musical genres with his most recent release "If On A Winter's Night..." which debuted at #1 on Billboard's classical chart.
As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. He is also a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
To accompany Sting's celebrated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records, recently released a live CD/DVD package, Live in Berlin, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio. This exclusive collection features previously unreleased material and many of his greatest hits, such as "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "King Of Pain," "Fields Of Gold," and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Featuring special guest Branford Marsalis on select tracks, this live concert experience is quintessential Symphonicity.
Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records also released a companion studio album, Symphonicities, to critical acclaim. Highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne" and "Next To You," as well as songs from Sting's solo career including "Englishman In New York," "I Burn for You," "Why Should I Cry for You" and "She's Too Good For Me," among many others.
The world tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc. in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions.
SYMPHONICITY TOUR 2011 ITINERARY:
18 Jun - Sopot Arena, Gdansk, Poland
22 Jun - Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
23 Jun - Arena in Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
25 Jun - Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany
18 Jul - SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
19 Jul - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Itinerary subject to change.
Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.