STING LAUNCHES 57TH & 9TH WORLD TOUR TO RAVE REVIEWS

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STING LAUNCHES 57TH & 9TH WORLD TOUR TO RAVE REVIEWS HERALDED AS THE “SHOW OF A LIFETIME” SOLD OUT NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES TO BE FOLLOWED BY CONCERTS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA PLUS FESTIVAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

Photo Credit: Rebecca Blissett

Monday, February 06, 2017 –  For Immediate Release. Coming off of sold out concerts across North America

and Europe, Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking

the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

The guitar-driven rock tour, featuring a 4-piece band, launched in Vancouver last week and will perform in 24

North American cities before heading to Barcelona, Spain on March 21st for concerts in an additional 13 cities with multiple performances added due to demand in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Paris.

GLOBE & MAIL

“Sting gives longtime fans the show of a lifetime in Vancouver”

VANCOUVER SUN

“Last night, as the cosy confines of Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom hosted the opening date of Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, Newcastle’s most celebrated son rolled back many of his 65 years to reveal a heart that still pulses with the spirit of 1977.”

CTV NEWS

“From the intimate choice of venue to the vintage hit-packed set list, where this rekindled fire in Sting’s soul has emerged from remained unclear. But if Show One is any indication, the fun has only just started.”

VANCOUVER WEEKLY

“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.”

THE OREGONIAN

“Sting is in astounding shape, vocal and otherwise”

   Following the North American and European tour, additional dates have been added in South and Central

America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Sting then returns to Europe for a string of summer festival and concert dates throughout Europe. Visit www.sting.com for complete tour and ticket details.

On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar).

  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 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources, with the next event scheduled for December 14 at Carnegie Hall. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.

Sting 57th & 9th Tour Itinerary

With Special guests Joe Sumner & The Last Bandoleros (North America & Europe)

NORTH AMERICA :

Wed., Feb. 01, 2017 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

Thur., Feb. 02, 2017 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center

Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017 San Francisco, CA The Masonic

Monday, Feb. 06 2017 San Francisco, CA The Masonic

Wed., Feb. 08, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Palladium (presented by Citi)

Thur. Feb. 09, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Palladium (presented by Citi)

Sat., Feb. 11, 2017 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino

Tues., Feb. 14, 2017 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

Thur., Feb. 16, 2017 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Sun., Feb. 19, 2017 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Mon., Feb. 20, 2017 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena

Thur., Feb. 23, 2017 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre

Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

Tues., Feb. 28, 2017 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium

Thur., Mar. 02, 2017 Minneapolis, MN The Myth

Friday, Mar. 03, 2017 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

Sun., Mar. 05, 2017 Toronto, ON Rebel

Mon., Mar. 06, 2017 Montreal, QC Metropolis

Wed., Mar. 08, 2017 Boston, MA House of Blues

Thur., Mar. 09, 2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

Sat., Mar. 11, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore

Sun., Mar. 12, 2017 Washington, DC The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Tues., Mar. 14, 2017 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

EUROPE/UK:

Tues., Mar. 21, 2017 Barcelona, SP Sant Jordi Club

Thur., Mar. 23, 2017 Milan, IT Fabrique

Sat., Mar. 25, 2017 Hamburg, DE Sporthalle

Mon., Mar. 27, 2017 Warsaw, PL Torwar

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 Stuttgart, DE Porsche-Arena

Thur., Mar. 30, 2017 Zurich, CH Samsung Hall

Sat., Apr. 01, 2017 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU Rockhal

Sun., Apr. 02, 2017 Brussels, BE Forest National

Tues., Apr. 04, 2017 Dusseldorf, DE Mistubishi Electric Halle

Wed., Apr. 05, 2017 Amsterdam, NL AFAS Live (formerly Heineken Music Hall

Friday, Apr. 07, 2017 Manchester, UK Manchester O2 Apollo

Sun., Apr. 09, 2017 London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Mon., Apr. 10, 2017 London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 Paris, FR Olympia

Thur., Apr. 13, 2017 Paris, FR Olympia

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES – with special guest: Joe Sumner

Tur. May 02, 2017 Santiago, CL Movistar Arena

Thu. May 04, 2017 Buenos Aires, AR Hipodromo De Palermo .

Sat. May 06, 2017 Sao Paulo, BR Allianz Parque .

Tue. May 09, 2017 San Jose, CR Estadio Nacional

Thu. May 11, 2017 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Tue. May 13, 2017 Punta Cana, DR Hard Rock

Wed. May 17, 2017 Mexico City, MX National Auditorium

Sat. May 20, 2017 Monterrey, MX Auditorio Banamen

Sun. May 21, 2017 Guadalajara, MX Auditoria Telmex

Tue. May 23, 2017 Puebla, Mexico Acropolis Puebla

Sun. May 28, 2017 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium

Sat. June 03, 2017 Hong Kong HK Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tue. Jun 06, 2017 Tokyo, JP Budokan

Wed. June 07, 2017 Tokyo, JP Budokan

Sat. June 10, 2017 Osaka, JP Chuo Gymnasium

Summer Festival Performances

During the months of June and July, Sting will perform throughout Europe at a series of festivals and special concert events including shows in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy.

Additional international dates to be announced.

Itinerary Subject To Change. For complete tour and ticket information visit:

www.sting.com & www.livenation.com