NOVEMBER 5th EKATERINBURG EXPO, EKATERINBURG
NOVEMBER 7th TATNEFT ARENA, KAZAN
NOVEMBER 9th LEDOVY PALACAE, ST. PETERSBURG
NOVEMBER 11th OLIMPIYSKIY, MOSCOW
“The mash-up everyone is talking about!” (Good Morning America)
New island-inspired collaborative album, 44/876 out now
Concert tickets on sale September 5th, 10am (Local)
The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced today that following the European summer tour and North American fall tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of Eastern European cities in November. Hailed “one of the most anticipated concerts of the year” and “a two-hour musical melting pot”, the 44/876 Tour finds the iconic artists combining their bands to perform songs from their recently-released, island-flavored album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and collaborating on each other’s most celebrated hits such as "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman In New York," "Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” "Mr. Boombastic" and "Angel.”
Sting and Shaggy will perform in Russia starting November 5th at Ekaterinburg Expo followed by performances November 7th at Tatneft Arena in Kazan, November 9th at Ledovy Palace in St. Petersburg and November 11 at Olimpiyskiy in Moscow.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning September 5th at 10am local time. Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning September 4th (10am-5pm). Please visit www.sting.com/tour for details.
Sting and Shaggy initially joined forces to record a new song, "Don't Make Me Wait" (which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart), as a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both and ended up recording an entire album full of joyful and uplifting, melodic music. With its title referencing their respective telephone country codes (44 for the UK, Sting’s birthplace and 876 for Jamaica, Shaggy’s homeland), 44/876 honors the duo’s deep-rooted love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s birthplace, and where Sting penned such classics as “Every Breath You Take.”
Along with continuing each artist’s exploration of reggae and its transcendent rhythms, songs like “Don’t Make Me Wait,” “Morning is Coming,” and “Gotta Get Back My Baby” reveal Sting and Shaggy’s shared passion for creating timeless music that defies expectation.
On May 25, 44/876: The Remixes was released on A&M/Interscope Records, featuring an albums’ worth of remixed songs from their album by a diverse range of artists including Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, the Brazilian duo Tropkillaz, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Grammy-award winning producer Dave Audé, among others (track listing included below).
Sting and Shaggy will be joined on the 44/876 Tour by Sting’s players Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
The tour is produced by RZO Entertainment and promoted by Live Nation Global Touring.
STING & SHAGGY: THE 44/876 TOUR – ADDITIONAL DATES
Monday, November 5 - Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Wednesday, November 7 - TatNeft Arena, Kazan, Russia
Friday, November 9 - Ledovy Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sunday, November 11 - Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Friday, November 16 - Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
Saturday, November 17 - Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Monday, November 19 - Ergo Arena, Gdansk/Sopot, Poland
For tour itinerary, tickets and/or further information, please visit: