05.26.10 Presales Begin Today For Sting's European Symphonicity Tour, Featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Conducted By Steven Mercurio...


Presale tickets for the first announced shows of Sting's European Symphonicity tour go on sale to members of the Sting Fan Club beginning today!

Presales for Symphonicity concert dates in Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Newcastle, Florence, Milan and Rome go on sale to members of the Fan Club beginning today, 26 May, at 10am (local time). Starting at 10am (local time), Legacy members will have a one hour advance window with the presales then opening up to all members at 11am (local time). Tickets for these shows go on sale to the public beginning on 28 May with various starting times.

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American Express cardmembers are also offering an exclusive opportunity to purchase advance tickets from a separate allotment for some shows with details mailed to cardmembers weekly directly from American Express.

Backed by the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and a quartet consisting of longtime Sting guitarist Dominic Miller, David Cossin (multi-percussionist), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist), Symphonicity finds Sting performing the most celebrated songs from his diverse and illustrious career re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, conducted by Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli). Among the reinterpreted selections newly orchestrated for this tour are fan-favorites from The Police such as "Roxanne," "Next To You," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Every Breath You Take," along with notable songs from Sting's enduring solo career, including "Englishman in New York," "Fragile," "Russians," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields of Gold," and "Desert Rose."

To accompany Sting's highly-anticipated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon will release a companion CD, Symphonicities, this summer. The new studio album serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience. The first single, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" is available digitally, now. Additional highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as "Roxanne" and "Next To You," as well as songs from Sting's illustrious 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. Symphonicities is produced by Rob Mathes and Sting, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Franz Ferdinand).

For the first time in Morocco, Sting - world renowned artist, activist, author, actor, philanthropist and composer of such hits as 'Englishman in New York', 'Fields of Gold', 'Desert Rose' and 'Roxanne' - has been added to the amazing list of artists who will perform at Rabat's Mawazine Festival - Rhythms of the World which will be held from May 21st to May 29th, 2010...
As part of the Movimentos Festwochen of Autostadt in Wolfsburg 2010, exceptional British musician Sting will perform for two nights accompanied by the Bundesjugendorchester (National Youth Orchestra of Germany), two concerts will be staged at the listed KraftWerk of the Volkswagen Group...
Sting announced his forthcoming world tour and orchestral album Symphonicities with an intimate gig at the iconic Abbey Road studios. The elegant melancholy of An Englishman in New York, his tribute to Quentin Crisp, gained depth as well as a bongo solo and a call and response ending with the whole orchestra. I Hung My Head benefited hugely from plangent woodwinds and fluttering strings. My Ain True Love, which he composed for the movie Cold Mountain, was stripped down to its Celtic essentials, while Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic bounced exuberantly off the walls. As a bonus, he gave us Next To You, the first song from the first Police album. This hectic, punky number worked surprisingly well with a big band behind it...
Live Nation announced today that Sting, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will extend his world tour to Europe and the UK this autumn. Presented in a variety of settings, the European tour will begin September 3 at Oslo's Konserthus followed by a September 5 performance at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. On October 5, Sting, accompanied by the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, will perform a special concert at the Sage Hall in his hometown of Newcastle, England. Also announced today are performances at other prestigious venues such as London's Royal Albert Hall on October 1, Teatro Verdi in Florence on October 25, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan on November 2, and Santa Cecilia in Rome on November 10. Additionally, September will find the tour making stops in Stockholm, Helsinki, Berlin, Koln and Paris, followed by concerts in Dublin, Nantes, Antwerp, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart throughout October, with additional performances in Turin and Vienna in November...
The debut show will feature special guest Sting, who is set to launch his Symphonicity Tour backed by the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, this summer. During the show, Sting will share with listeners how he finds inspiration in classical music, including his morning ritual: starting his day listening to Bach. Additionally, SIRIUS XM listeners will have the opportunity to hear several new recordings of Sting's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, including "Roxanne" and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." The show featuring Sting will air Saturday May 22 at 9am ET, and be repeated on Saturday May 29 (8pm ET), Sunday May 30 (10pm ET) and Monday June 1 (noon ET) on the Sirius XM Classical Pops Channel (79 on Sirius, 77 on XM)...