Cherrytree Music Company & Live Nation Announce ELEW as support on Sting 3.0 tour...

June 13, 2024

Today, award-winning pianist ELEW has been announced as support to 17-time Grammy Award winning artist STING on the North American leg of his acclaimed “STING 3.0" Tour, presented by Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation.

A native of Camden, New Jersey, Eric Lewis began his musical studies at 2 years old and would ultimately receive the Rodger’s and Hammerstein full merit scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. A Dean’s List student, upon graduation, he toured the world, recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove, and John Hendricks among others. In 1999, Eric won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, at the time, the most coveted prize in all of Jazz.

A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano techniques with rock guitar-based ideas and experimental prepared piano methods, generating a powerful crossover brand he coined “Rockjazz”. Over the course of multiple award winning, critically acclaimed albums, ELEW has re-imagined songs by The Killers, Nirvana, Coldplay and Michael Jackson to name a few. Inspired by the European masters of Baroque Counterpoint, ELEW has innovated the technique of simultaneously executing two independent melodies which precisely detail harmonic forms bursting with idiomatic verisimilitude and wide-ranging historical references while flawlessly maintaining the idiosyncratic Afrocentric timing at the core of Jazz improvisation. He has named this technique Counterbop.

His album Cubism - ELEW plays Rosenwinkel, a solo piano exploration of contemporary jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel provides perspective an insight into the nature of what Counterbop is and how it may be implemented.

In addition to piano performance, appearing in and scoring for film, ELEW is a prominent international DJ. He has created disco infernos for multiple events such as The World Economic Forum, TED, Art Basel, A-list Oscar parties, the Monte-Carlo Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and multiple celebrity birthdays and weddings. In some cases, ELEW places the turntables within the piano, seamlessly executing transitions and improvisations all while generating a pleasing frenzy on the dance floor. This has led to him creating yet another brilliant innovation he calls Piano Turntablism. He literally plays two different yet recognizable songs simultaneously as a Dj would but on the Piano. All while maintaining the type of euphoric atmosphere one would experience at an over-the-top Las Vegas mega club or an epic music festival. ELEW is a genuine master of the piano and artistic genius.

Last month, “STING 3.0” kicked off in Europe with the 17-time Grammy Award winning icon performing his most electrifying hits joined by virtuoso guitarist and longtime collaborator, Dominic Miller, and dynamic drummer Chris Maas (Mumford & Sons, Maggie Rogers), from his timeless discography. Following the tour launch, NME reported “Sting begins 2024 tour with Police hits and deep cuts,” while Consequence praised the performance describing the trio as “sounding in fine form, filling out the songs’ arrangements with impressive umph. Unsurprisingly, Stings’ bass was the star of the show, as he was given the sonic room to provide counter melodies and booming basslines with impact.”

The North American leg of "STING 3.0" Tour kicks off at the Fillmore in Detroit, MI on September 17th followed by a special series of shows with multiple-night stints in some of the most legendary theatres across North America. Full itinerary here.

Known for his groundbreaking work as a solo artist and as the frontman and songwriter in the seminal group The Police, Sting, managed by Martin Kierszenbaum/Cherrytree Music Company, has consistently pushed the boundaries of musical innovation throughout his illustrious career. The "STING 3.0" Tour represents a new dynamic era showcasing selections from his vast catalog through the urgent lens of a tight three-piece combo.

Tickets for all shows on the "STING 3.0" tour are on sale now on The tour will also offer a variety of VIP packages and experiences. Packages vary but include premium tickets, specially designed VIP gift item, limited edition tour poster & more. VIP package contents vary based on offer selected. For additional information, visit


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