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

November 18, 2010

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:

 

DateCityVenue
22 JanPerthSandalford Estate Swan Valley Winery
26 JanAdelaideBarossa Arts & Convention Centre
28 JanMelbourneSidney Myer Music Bowl
31 JanSydneyOpera House Concert Hall
01 FebSydneyOpera House Concert Hall
03 FebSydneyOpera House Forecourt (Outside)
04 FebSydneyOpera House Forecourt (Outside)
05 FebHunter Valley, NSWHope Estate Winery
07 FebBrisbaneThe Riverstage
10 FebChristchurchCBS Canterbury Arena
12 FebNapierMission 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.

 

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