It must have been that album of lute music: Sting
is going all classical on us. The former Police-man will tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra this summer.
His greatest hits, both solo and with the Police, will be reinterpreted for orchestra. Yep, that’s right. Imagine “Roxanne” with strings. Actually, that’s a kind of cool concept. Two of Sting’s albums have topped Billboard’s classical charts: the previously mentioned lute set, “Songs from the Labyrinth” and last years “If On A Winter’s Night.” He’s performed his material previously with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra
The Live Nation
-promoted tour starts in Vancouver
June 2 with several more dates across North America to be announced.
Here’s the schedule so far:
June 2 - Vancouver
Centre For the Performing Arts
June 9 - Denver
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
June 15 - Los Angeles
July 17 & 18 - Chicago