11.18.10 Fourth and final Sydney show added to the Symphonicity Tour - Additional concert confirmed for the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Friday February 4, 2011...


Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting's critically acclaimed Symphonicity tour will add a fourth and final show in Sydney, with a second concert now confirmed for the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Friday February 4.

The Symphonicity tour has already sold out two shows at the Sydney Opera House, with only a few tickets remaining for the third concert at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on February 3.

Tickets for the final Sydney concert will go on presale to Fan Club members at 9am (local time) on Tuesday 22 November with legacy Fan Club members enjoying a one hour advance window at the start and presales then opening to all members at 10am (local time). Tickets will go on general sale from 9am (local) on Thursday 25 November.

The Australia/New Zealand itinerary is:

Date City Venue
22 Jan Perth Sandalford Estate Swan Valley Winery
26 Jan Adelaide Barossa Arts & Convention Centre
28 Jan Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
31 Jan Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
01 Feb Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
03 Feb Sydney Opera House Forecourt (Outside)
04 Feb Sydney Opera House Forecourt (Outside)
05 Feb Hunter Valley, NSW Hope Estate Winery
07 Feb Brisbane The Riverstage
10 Feb Christchurch CBS Canterbury Arena
12 Feb Napier Mission Estate Winery

The Symphonicity tour finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli). For the Australian/New Zealand tour, Symphonicity will feature the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Perth, Barossa Valley and Melbourne, the Sydney Symphony in Sydney, Brisbane and Hunter Valley, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performing in Christchurch and Napier, NZ.

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), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (Australian vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).

Selections, created especially for this tour, will include fan-favourites 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.'

To accompany Sting's celebrated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records, recently announced a live CD/DVD package, 'Live in Berlin', featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, available internationally on November 26, 2010. 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-favourites 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 Symphonicity world tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc. in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions.

11.17.10SKY DELTA
It's a brilliantly sunny - and blazingly hot - afternoon in the leafy Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and Sting is idly walking around on the stage of the Pavilion, an outdoor theatre that extends onto an expansive lawn. In a few hours, Sting and his band, with the support of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra of Britain, will perform the first of two sold-out shows as part of the town's prestigious Ravinia Festival. The Pavilion's 3,200 seats will be filled, and the lawn will be crowded with thousands of picnickers content to hear the music from afar while dining on gourmet fare lit by candelabras...
At 59, Sting is only too aware that you can't please all of the people all of the time. In fact, he says, he can't even please himself. He's also been very kind to me. When my father was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's, my mother wanted to put up family pictures, but there were none of me because I hate having my picture taken. She found one of me and Sting from an old newspaper article. My father thought that Sting was a relative, maybe a son...
Sting to Perform his Greatest Hits, Re-imagined for Symphonic Arrangement Featuring the Korean Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Steven Mercurio.
There was a spectacular end to the inaugural Hay Festival held in Trivandrum, Kerala in India last night.
Exclusive Package Includes New Live Concert on DVD and Previously Unreleased Material, Re-Imagined for Symphonic Arrangement, on CD.