01.22.13 BACK TO BASS TOUR - NEW SUMMER 2013 DATES ANNOUNCED!


The critically-acclaimed Back to Bass tour will continue this summer in North America and Europe, with Sting performing many of his greatest hits joined by a 5-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals)!

Beginning May 30 in Kelowna, British Columbia, the tour will extend across North America in June, followed by a return to Europe through July. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please read on or check out www.sting.com/tour/index/ for details on the upcoming Fan Club presales and ticket information. We are also excited to announce that VIP Nation is offering a variety of exclusive packages in select cities along the Back to Bass tour that include premium seats, access to soundcheck, a meet & greet with Sting, specially designed merchandise, and more. For details on VIP packages, please visit vipnation.com/programs/sting---back-to-bass-tour/ .

Fan Club presales for the performances in Oswiecim, Poland and Stavern, Norway begin at 12PM (local time) TODAY, January 22. Tickets for both Festivals will go on sale to the public beginning at 9AM (local time) on Thursday, January 24.

Fan Club presales for the concerts in Santa Barbara, CA and Baltimore, MD begin at 10AM (local time) tomorrow, January 23. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets for the concert in Baltimore will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Friday, January 25, with tickets available to the public for the Santa Barbara concert beginning at 11AM (local time) on Saturday, January 26.

Fan Club presales for the concert in Mainz, Germany begin at 9AM (local time) tomorrow, January 23. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 9AM (local time) on Friday, January 25.

Fan Club presales for single-day tickets to the Main Square Festival in Arras, France begin at 12PM (local time) tomorrow, January 23. Single-day tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Friday, January 25.

Fan Club presales for the concerts in Kelowna, BC, Victoria, BC, Denver, CO, Kitchener, ON, Kingston, ON, Boston, MA, Summerside, PEI and St. John's NFLD begin at 10AM (local time) on Thursday, January 24. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets for the concerts in Kelowna, Victoria, Denver, Kingston, Boston and Summerside will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Monday, January 28, with tickets for the concerts in Kitchener and St. John's available to the public beginning at 12PM (local time) on Monday, January 28.

Fan Club presales for the performance in Cork, Ireland begin at 9AM (local time) on Tuesday, January 29. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 9AM (local time) on Thursday, January 31.

Fan Club presales for the concerts in Bangor, ME and Uncasville, CT begin at 10AM (local time) on Wednesday, January 30. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets for the concert in Uncasville will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Friday, February 1, with tickets available to the public for the concert in Bangor beginning at 12PM (local time) on Friday, February 1.

Fan Club presales for the concerts in Atlantic City, NJ begin at 10AM (local time) on Wednesday, February 13. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets for both concerts will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Saturday, February 16.

Tickets for the concert in San Francisco, CA will go on sale to the public beginning at 10AM (local time) on Friday, February 22, with tickets for the concerts in Chicago, IL available to the public beginning at 5AM (local time) on Thursday, April 25. Fan Club presales for these performances will take place over the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to Sting.com for details.

BACK TO BASS SUMMER 2013 TOUR ITINERARY

May 30 – Kelowna, BC (Prospera Place)
May 31 – Victoria, BC (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)

June 02 – San Francisco, CA (America's Cup Pavilion)
June 03 – Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl)
June 05 – Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
June 07 – Chicago, IL (Ravinia)
June 08 – Chicago, IL (Ravinia)
June 12 – Baltimore, MD (Pier 6)
June 14 – Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Event Center)
June 15 – Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Event Center)
June 17 – Kitchener, ON (Memorial Auditorium)
June 18 – Kingston, ON (K-Rock Centre)
June 20 – Bangor, ME (Waterfront Pavilion)
June 21 – Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
June 22 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
June 24 – Summerside, PEI (Credit Union Place)
June 26 – St. John's NFLD (Mile One Centre)
June 29 – Oswiecim, PL (Life Festival Oswiecim, Stadion Mosir)

July 01 – Cork, IE (Live at the Marquee)
July 06 – Arras, FR (Main Square Festival)
July 10 – Mainz, DE (Zollhafen-Nordmole)
July 12 – Stavern, NO (Stavern Festivalen)

To participate in this week's pre-sales as a member of the Sting.com you will need to log in and instructions will be displayed on the Tour page.

If you are not a member of Sting.com but would like to join and participate in the pre-sales and other Sting.com membership benefits, here are the membership details .

Anyone considering taking part in the upcoming ticket presales is advised to read the Ticket Presale Guidance.
(39) Reviews and Comments
philbock - 03.26.13
Sting at Ravinia/Chicago
When will the presale occur for the 2 shows at Ravinia?
Lima - 03.18.13
worth it
I will travel from Lima to see him and the band in Baltimore and Atlantic City, 8 hours of driving round trip in unknown roads and streets...but it worth it!!!! I am counting the days I hope really really from the heart, to meet him and bring back home some pictures with the two of us. To dream costs nothing!!!
skippy - 02.04.13
PUSSY RIOT PROTEST SONG
This is our protest song for Pussy Riot. Please give it a listen although we know we can't sing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSebsDyzPIw Copyright Ian Bowerman and Yasmin Bowerman.
nancystebbins - 02.01.13
Sting SF
Will the Meet & Greet package be available for San Francisco?

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Yes, there will.
chickpea - 02.01.13
tickets?
if i get a payed membership now, can i still buy tickets or is that only available as a presale?

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We do not currently have any presales. They have all finished for now. Which show were you particularly interested in?
c_o_c_o - 01.31.13
Brokenhearted
Sting will be in Summerside the day after my birthday, and the show was sold out within hours, while I was at work. I can't begin to express how sad it makes me that I wasn't able to get tickets. Is there any chance additional concert dates will be possible in that region?
Marybryanbrooks - 01.29.13
NOLA JAZZ FEST
Dear Sting, Please consider playing the final day Sunday May 5th in New Orleans. Bruce Springsteen held this spot last year and it would be outstanding if you came. With much love and respect, Mary Brooks Member of Shambhala of International
debs99 - 01.29.13
debs99
Is there any chance of a second show in St. John's?

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No, there is no second show.
CMKelly - 01.28.13
SOLD OUT!
You sold out within hours in both St. John's and Summerside, can you add another concert in Moncton or Halifax? Please? Pretty, pretty please?? with sugar on top??
shari_underwood - 01.25.13
2 good 2btrue
Can't waite, it's gonna be awesome.
thumper99 - 01.25.13
Canada
Nothing in the middle? Winnipeg? Ever Winnipeg?? Ever Ever Winnipeg???.........good on you for Newfoundland date though...
songbird1 - 01.25.13
Excited!
Can't wait to see Sting!
RickMel - 01.25.13
Meet and Greet
It's a shame that only select cities merit the meet and greet. Fans throughout the tour regions would jump at the chance and gladly pay to meet you, Sting. I wish you'd reconsider and have a meet & greet at all your Canadian dates. R
roxannev - 01.24.13
roxannev
Can't believe you are coming to Kitchener, will be my 35th show but why no Meet & Greets in Canada?
debs99 - 01.24.13
debs99
went online as soon as tickets were available. best available was section 123. Friend went on 8 hrs later and got 4 sections closer. What's with that?
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