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