Playing the smallest venues he’s played in decades, Sting will embark on a theater tour starting Oct. 21 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of his solo career.

As Hitfix previously reported, Der Stingle turns 60 Oct. 2 and many of his famous friends, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, will help him celebrate the milestone via a concert at New York’s Beacon Theater. Tickets are $280, but they go to a good cause: The Robin Hood Foundation.

On Sept. 27, a few days before the big blow-out, Sting will release a 3-CD, 45-track “Sting: 25 Years” set that spans his solo career, as well as a DVD of a previously unreleased concert filmed at New York’s Irving Plaza.  (“The Dream of The Blue Turtles” came out in 1985, so it’s really 26 years, but who’s counting?)

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Then on Oct. 21, starting at Boston’s Wang Theater, Sting will kick off the “Back To Bass” tour. Accompanied by a five-piece band, Sting will perform stripped-down versions of songs spanning his solo career as well as Police selections.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 19.

Back to Bass tour dates:

October 21              Boston, MA                         The Wang Theatre

October 26              Philadelphia, PA                 Tower Theater                                       
October 29              Washington, DC                 Constitution Hall                                   
November 1            Toronto, ON                        Massey Hall                                         
November 5            Chicago, IL                         Rosemont Theatre                                
November 6            Detroit, MI                           Fox Theatre                                         
November 12          Miami, FL                            The Fillmore Miami Beach                
November 16          Dallas, TX                           Verizon Theatre                                   
November 17          Houston, TX                        Verizon Wireless Theater                     
November 20          Denver, CO                         Wells Fargo Theatre                             
November 22          Phoenix, AZ                        Comerica Theatre                                 
November 28          Los Angeles, CA                 The Wiltern

December 2            San Francisco, CA              Nob Hill Masonic Center                      
December 5            Seattle, WA                         The Paramount Theatre