Sting expands European Symphonicity tour with dates in Tallinn, Vilnius, Prague, Geneva, Zurich, Manchester, and Edinburgh...

June 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Sting, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio, has expanded this autumn's European Symphonicity tour with new dates in Tallinn, Vilnius, Prague, Geneva, Zurich, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

Please consult the list below for details of presales and public sales for these shows. All fan club presales start at 10am (local) unless indicated otherwise. Legacy Fan Club members will have a one hour advance window when Fan Club sales begin, after which the sales will open up to all members.


Date City Venue Public Sale Fan Club Sale
03 Sep Oslo Konserthus May 28 May 26
05 Sep Copenhagen Royal Theatre May 28 May 26
06 Sep Copenhagen Royal Theatre Jun 8 Jun 4
08 Sep Stockholm Ericsson Globe Jun 4 Jun 2
10 Sep Helsinki Hartwall Areena Jun 7 Jun 2
11 Sep Tallinn Saku Suurhallis Jun 18 Jun 15
17 Sep Vilnius Siemens Arena Jun 21 Jun 16
18 Sep Minsk Minsk Arena Jun 15 Jun 11
21 Sep Berlin O2 World Jun 4 Jun 1
22 Sep Prague O2 Arena Jun 18 Jun 16
24 Sep Cologne Lanxess Arena Jun 4 Jun 1
26 Sep Geneva Arena Geneva Jun 18 Jun 16
28 Sep Zurich Hallenstadion Jun 18 Jun 16
30 Sep Paris De Bercy Jun 4 Jun 2
01 Oct London Royal Albert Hall May 28 May 26
02 Oct London Royal Albert Hall May 28 Jun 1
04 Oct Manchester MEN Arena Jun 18 Jun 16
05 Oct Newcastle Sage Hall May 28 May 26
07 Oct Dublin O2 Arena Jun 11 Jun 9
09 Oct Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse Jun 18 Jun 16
11 Oct Nantes au Zenith de Nantes Jun 4 Jun 2
13 Oct Antwerp Sportspaleis Jun 3 Jun 1
15 Oct Arnhem GelreDome Apr 20 Apr 23
16 Oct Arnhem GelreDome Apr 24 N/A
19 Oct Hamburg O2 World Jun 4 Jun 1
20 Oct Frankfurt Festhalle Jun 4 Jun 1
23 Oct Stuttgart Schleyer-Halle Jun 4 Jun 1
25 Oct Florence Teatro Verdi May 28 May 26
27 Oct Bilbao BEC Arena Jun 11 Jun 9
29 Oct Barcelona Palau San Jordi Jun 11 Jun 9
30 Oct Madrid Palacio Deportes Jun 11 Jun 9
02 Nov Milan Teatro Arcimboldi May 28 May 26
03 Nov Turin Palaolimpico Jun 4 Jun 2
05 Nov Vienna Stadthalle Jun 4 Jun 2
06 Nov Budapest Budapest Arena Jun 18 Jun 16
08 Nov Zagreb Zagreb Arena Jun 18 Jun 16
10 Nov Rome Santa Cecilia May 28 May 26


All presales at 10am (Local) for Legacy members/one hour later for other members.

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Drawing from a diverse and illustrious career that has produced numerous multi-platinum albums, a staggering list of number one songs, countless accolades and worldwide record sales of nearly 100 million, Sting's greatest hits will be reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin, and Nicola Tescari. Selections, created especially for this tour, will include fan-favorites such as 'Roxanne', 'Next To You', 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' 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 highly-anticipated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon will release a companion CD, 'Symphonicities', this summer. The new studio album serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience, with the first single, 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' to be released digitally on Monday 24th May. Additional highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as 'Roxanne' and 'Next To You', as well as songs from Sting's enduring 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. 'Symphonicities' is produced by Rob Mathes and Sting, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Franz Ferdinand).

Sting's interest in collaborating with an orchestra began in 2008 following an invitation to perform with the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After reworking selections from his expansive catalog, Sting joined the orchestra in a performance that left an indelible mark on him. Eager to explore the possibilities of further symphonic collaboration, Sting was excited when the Philadelphia Orchestra asked him to join them in commemoration of the 153rd anniversary of the Academy of Music.

"Performing with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra was truly a highlight of my career. I'm delighted by this new opportunity to tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, having a whole new palate of musical colors to work with and reinventing the songs that have been the staples of my live performances for over thirty years," commented Sting.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has previously performed with internationally-renowned artists ranging from opera luminaries Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa and the late Luciano Pavarotti to popular cultural icons including Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Michel Legrand, Diana Krall, Tina Turner and Randy Newman. The 45-piece orchestra will be featured on all North American concert dates of the tour.

Sting will also be joined by a quartet comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).

Sting's first venture into the classical realm began with the success of his #1 album 'Songs from the Labyrinth', a lute-based interpretation of the music of 16th century composer John Dowland, released in 2006 on Deutsche Grammophon. After completing the enormously successful Police reunion world tour, Sting returned to pursue his passion for uniting musical genres with his most recent release 'If On A Winter's Night...' which debuted at #1 on Billboard's classical chart.

The tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc. in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions and presented by Xerox.

"We are thrilled to be a part of bringing this exciting and unique tour with Sting to the world," said Arthur Fogel (CEO/Chairman Live Nation Global Touring). "The arrangements, combined with Sting's brilliant songwriting and musicianship, will no doubt result in a magical evening of music."

Our global sponsorship of Sting's 2010 world tour offers an opportunity for Xerox to showcase not only Sting's legendary talents but also the real business of entertainment," said Christa Carone, vice president, Marketing and Communications, Xerox. "Every great performance depends on a smoothly run backstage and that's the role Xerox plays behind the scenes with our customers today. Our technology and services will support the needs of the tour so that they can focus on what they do best: giving Sting's fans around the world a magical evening of music."

American Express® Cardmembers will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase advance tickets to Sting's 'Symphonicity' Tour, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Conducted by Steven Mercurio, presented by Xerox for concerts in Italy, the UK, France, and Spain. Tickets for the performances in London, Newcastle, Florence, Milan and Rome will go on sale to card members beginning Monday, May 24th through Thursday, May 27th. Tickets for these events go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 28th.

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Sting turns to symphonic pop - Concert tour, album a bold move in rocker's musical journey. It's purely a coincidence, Sting insisted with a chortle, that he and Peter Gabriel each decided to tour and record this year with full orchestras - two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees doing highbrow symphonic-pop projects at nearly the same time...

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